Prince Harry and Meghan diverged paths on the royal tour last week. While Harry visited Botswana and Angola, Meghan and son Archie remained in South Africa; with her carrying out private engagements. However, on Sunday morning, the Duchess joined the Prince again by an online video call.
The Duke of Sussex visited the Nalikule College of Education in Lilongwe, Malawi to learn how schoolgirls are being helped with their studies.
Harry introduced his wife, saying: “I know there’s somebody else you’d far rather hear from than me, hopefully if technology doesn’t fail us you may see somebody on the screen.”
Meghan’s then appeared and said: “I’m so happy to be with you, is there a delay?” to which Harry responded, “No, it’s great, keep going.”
The Duchess also gave a sweet update on baby Archie’s wellbeing, saying: “Archie’s taking a nap.”
Students and staff at the College broke into song as she dialed into a meeting during the Prince’s visit. The women are singing “Duchess Wathu, Duchess Wamayankho” which means “Our Duchess, Duchess with the solutions.”
Meghan is a keen supporter on girls’ education and women’s issues. So connecting via video call was an amazing way to show her commitment to the cause.
Last October, during the couple’s first royal tour, the Duchess opened up about her own college experience during a speech in Fiji.
“As a university graduate, I know the personal feeling of pride and excitement that comes with attending university,” she said.
“From the moment you receive your acceptance letter to the exams you spend countless late nights studying for, the lifelong friendships you make with your fellow alumni to the moment that you receive your diploma, the journey of higher education is an incredible, impactful and pivotal one. I am also fully aware of the challenges of being able to afford this level of schooling for many people around the world, myself included.”
“Everyone should be afforded the opportunity to receive the education they want, but more importantly the education they have the right to receive,” she continued. “And for women and girls in developing countries, this is vital.
“When girls are given the right tools to succeed, they can create incredible futures, not only for themselves but for all of those around them. And while progress has been made in many areas across the Commonwealth, there is always scope to offer more opportunities to the next generation of young adults, and specifically to young women.”
Prince Harry is currently in Malawi and will remain there until Tuesday, when he will rejoin Archie and Meghan in Johannesburg.