On Monday, the Duchess of Sussex carried out a solo engagement in Johannesburg. While there, she visited Victoria Yards, which celebrates the power of community, bringing local artisans and “makers” together to rebuild, support and learn from each other on a holistic level.
For the occasion, Meghan was dressed in a navy midi-length Wilfred By Aritzia shirt dress and red slingback flats by Everlane.
Meghan arrived at about 2pm and viewed the work of contemporary artist James Delaney.
According to Channel24, Delaney describes her as “polite, friendly and informal.”We had a friendly chat. I introduced myself as James, and she said: ‘Hi, I’m Meghan’,” he revealed.
The Duchess and the artist discussed his work local artists and the close-knit community at Victoria Yards. “She was there for about an hour and would chat to everyone who came up to her,” he said.
The artist, who called the experience a “whirlwind,” said: “It was lovely to meet her.”
Details of the engagement have been revealed on Harry and Meghan’s official Instagram account, with four new photos of her.
The caption read: “It was an exceptional afternoon where The Duchess had the chance to connect with the children and founders of the phenomenal programme for kids’ development Timbuktu in The Valley.
“She was also struck by the local denim designer who founded eponymous brand Tshepo who shared this info about the logo for his line: “The crown on my jeans represents the three ladies who raised me. Enjoy wearing this crown.” Such a beautiful and touching sentiment!”
Husband Harry has been carrying out solo engagements in Botswana, Angola and Malawi since Thursday.
And today, it was announced he will guest edit the National Geographic Instagram as part of the new social media campaign, “Looking Up”. It will encourage people to share photos of the trees in their communities and raise “awareness of the vital role trees play in the earth’s eco-system by sharing your own photos of trees from around the world,”
The couple will be reunited on Tuesday in Johannesburg.