Prince Harry and Meghan have travelled to Monwabisi Beach in Cape Town on the second day of their royal tour of Africa.
They were there to learn about Waves for Change, a charity which helps vulnerable young people living in challenging communities through surfing.
The couple joined surf coaches and mentors, who support children from local townships who are struggling with their mental health, for a “power hand” session, in which the participant has to identify a strength and meditate about it.
One of the coaches suggested to the Duchess of Sussex that her strength was dancing.
“She laughed and said, ‘Not that,’ “ says Ash Heese, a manager for Waves for Change.
“Parenting is a new strength that her and Harry are learning and developing.
Heese added: “She said, ‘He’s the best dad,’ and [Harry] said, ‘No, she’s the best mom.’ “
Ash described Harry and Meghan as “very engaging”, adding: “They were keen to engage with the coaches on their level, no sense of talking down or being patronising towards them. They seemed genuinely interested in our coaches and our coaches are the heart of our programme.”
“It’s wonderful to have positive mental health champions here,” added Ash.
“It helps showcase our work and showcase positive mental health development. The amount of awareness that they can bring to this amazing.”
The couple then joined in the “kilo” a welcoming chant performed by the group. They were all smiles as they took part in an energising “Hey Joe” game, involving finger clicking and chanting.
For a morning at Monwabisi Beach, Meghan opted for a denim jacket, with dark jeans, a white shirt, brown loafers and a canvas tote.
Her hair was styled in a messy bun, and kept some stylish sunglasses to hand.
The couple also saw the work of The Lunchbox Fund, a charity that provides nearly 30,000 nutritious meals every day to Waves for Change programmes and schools in South Africa’s townships and rural areas.
Harry then took a solo trip along Kalk Bay’s coast with officers from the City of Cape Town Marine Unit to learn about their work on illegal wildlife poaching.
Meghan took a break from engagements, possibly to head back to check on Archie.
The Duke and the Duchess will reunite as they travel to Bo Kaap to visit Auwal Mosque on Heritage Day, followed by a youth reception at the British High Commissioner’s Residence.