PHOTOS: Prince Harry, Meghan and child Archie begin South Africa tour
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex have officially begun their 10-day tour to South Africa with their child Archie.
According to VOA, the couple will tour projects centered on wildlife protection, mental health and mine clearance.
Prince Harry is continuing the mission started by his late mother Princess Diana to ban land mines.
On the first day of the trip, the couple toured girls empowerment projects that teach rights and self defense.
The Waves for Change project helps young people from poor and violent communities develop trust and confidence through surfing at Monwabisi beach was also in their itinerary.
It grew from a small surfing club started in Masiphumelele township in 2009.
According to Reuters, they also visited South Africa’s oldest mosque in Cape Town and a marine unit that combats poaching.
Harry danced a bit as a musical welcome greeted them in the township of Nyanga, whose location was not made public in advance because of security concerns.
The royal couple also met residents of District Six, a vibrant mixture of communities that was relocated from the inner city during the country’s apartheid period that ended in 1994.
VOA added that the couple was shaken by the rape and murder of a university student during their arrival, particularly after South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said: “This is one of the most unsafe places in the world to be a woman.”
Prince Harry is scheduled to travel alone on Thursday to Botswana. It is not clear whether Meghan and her baby Archie will return to England or remain in Cape Town.
Harry will also visit Angola on his own where he will tour a landmine clearance project linked to his late mother Princess Diana.
In Malawi, he is expected to meet President Peter Mutharika.
Meanwhile, VOA reports that about 75 of Malawians who were displaced during the xenophobic attacks in South Africa have returned home.
The Malawian government repatriated them back home after days of living in camps in Johannesburg.
Some residents are still undecided whether they will go back to South Africa or not as some say it will take them time to recover from the incident.
Gladys Majawa told VOA that doesn’t know where her husband went to because they ran to different directions during the attack.
“I only cared about my children and my life. I picked my three children and run for safety,” she said.
Photos/Reuters, CNN and the Royal Family Press
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