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Meghan Steps Out For Second Engagement At ActionAid

After spending the morning at the University of Johannesburg to talk about gender equality in education, Meghan made an emotional visit to ActionAid to learn how a local charity is working to raise awareness and end sexual violence in schools.

For the occasion, she debuted a green short-sleeve cotton shirt dress with a belted waist by Room 502.

Meghan Markle visit's to ActionAid

The smiling Duchess of Sussex was welcomed with warmth with hugs, flowers and drawings by children at Action Aid South Africa.

The Duchess put her arms around Luyanda, eight, who explained her she drew her pictures of “love”, representing hearts, clouds and across.

Upon her arrival, Meghan was met by Nondumiso Nsibande, Country Director of ActionAid South Africa and Fiona Clark from the British High Commission. Following, she participated in a conversation to discuss the nature of violence against women and girls and the work they are undertaking to tackle it.

Meghan visit's to ActionAid

Later, she will stop by the classroom at a local school where she will meet a number of girls between the ages of 12 and 16 who are members of the club.

Earlier today, Meghan visited the University of Johannesburg where she took part in a discussion with one of her patronages, the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

While there she gave a speech and said: “The goal here is to be able to have gender equality, to be able to support women as they are working in research and higher education roles.

Meghan Markle visit's to ActionAid

“And also to be able to have workshops, convene things that are really helping people understand the importance of gender equality. True to what you said when a woman is empowered it changes absolutely everything in the community and starting an educational atmosphere is really a key point of that.”

While Meghan is at Action Aid, Harry is set to leave Malawi. He will reunite with Meghan and Archie tonight and prepare for the last day of their royal tour.

Among the several royal duties scheduled for tomorrow, Meghan and Harry will meet Mrs Graça Machel, widow of the late former President Mandela, and attend an audience with President Cyril Ramaphosa and his wife Dr Tshepo Motsepe. 

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