Harry and Meghan visit Morocco girls’ school

Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Harry and Meghan are on a three-day visit to north Africa

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have met young women in Morocco to show support for girls’ education.

The couple were welcomed to a boarding house in the village of Asni by the girls, who waved flags and sang songs.

During the visit, the pregnant duchess was given a traditional Moroccan henna tattoo, which is intended to bring luck to her first child.

Harry and Meghan, who flew from the capital Rabat by helicopter, are on a three-day visit to the country.

Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The Duchess of Sussex had henna applied to her hand during the visit

Samira Ouaadi, 17, who drew a floral pattern on Meghan’s left hand and wrist with brown henna paste, said: “It’s tradition for pregnant women in Morocco to have a henna tattoo. We do it for major celebrations like getting married or having a baby.”

Recommended For You

ClickKosh Pro with Commercial License

Create interactive shoppable E-magazines, Brochures and catalogues.

Article Genie - 1500 HD Stock Videos - Downsell

1500 HD Stock Videos that you can sell!

TigerPress Volume 8 Expansion Pack

Expansion pack includes HTML versions of the 3 themes, our local seo engine plugin version and bonuses.

Playboost White Label Rights (500 licenses)

Sell Playboost as your own software! This gives you very own Playboost admin panel where you can customize your branding, manage your own users, add your own domain and much, much more.

ConversioBot Done-For-You Pro (75 "AI" Chatbots)

Internet’s #1 Chatbot For Websites. “AI” Technology Designed To Get You More Leads and More Sales On Autopilot! LOWEST One-Time Launch Special Price Today ONLY!

The Duke and Duchess announced their pregnancy last October and the baby is expected at the end of April or early May.

When the artwork was finished, the duchess said the design was “really lovely” and showed her husband.

Image copyright Reuters

The couple’s first official trip to the north African nation is aimed at strengthening links with the UK.

The secondary school is run by a Moroccan group that provides classes for girls from rural areas whose families cannot afford their education.

Kensington Palace said the charity Education for All “has given girls from the poorest villages and most remote areas of Morocco the chance to reach their potential and contribute to Morocco’s continued development”.

Meghan and Harry walked along a line of students and touched their hearts each time they shook a pupil’s hand.

The duke asked one pupil “is this the best school in Morocco?” as they were led inside the boarding house.

Image copyright EPA

By Jonny Dymond, BBC royal correspondent, in Morocco

The photographers might have been there for the bump; the journalists to see the last royal visit before the baby is due. But Harry and Meghan were there to show that a royal visit could have real purpose.

So the focus was unremitting; from start to finish in the dusty mountain town of Asni, Harry and Meghan homed in on education and in particular opening it up to girls, and granting them opportunities that women have been denied.

There was no pomp, little ceremony, not too many handshakes; they wanted to meet the teachers and students, to encourage them, to shine a spotlight on their work.

A while ago a palace official told me that in 2019 we would start to see Meghan’s influence and interests; they could not have been clearer today. Harry and Meghan are determined to do things differently.

Image copyright Getty Images

The couple visited classrooms, where most of the girls speak French.

The duchess asked: “Qu’est-ce que tu veux etre quand tu quittes l’ecole? – What do you want to be when you leave school?”

The first Education For All project was opened in 2007 and now has 50 girls enrolled at university.

Image copyright Reuters

Media playback is unsupported on your device

Media captionThe couple were offered the traditional welcome of milk and dates

Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Thank you for taking the time to read our article.

If you enjoyed our content, we'd really appreciate some "love" with a share or two.

And ... Don't forget to have fun!


Madsense Reborn 2.0 - OTO 4

How Complete Newbies Turn A $5 Budget Into THOUSANDS Per Month Working Just 30 Minutes Per Day! TIME TESTED System That Works For ANYONE!

Live Vid Ranker - Video and Image Creator

LiveVidRanker is a Revolutionary SaaS system using Never Before Seen Technologies... all helping you to do ONE THING very well. Thatand#39;s getting Page 1 Rankings on YouTube and Google practically Instantly. =)

VidRepurposer - VidViral Special

A special, discounted version of the popular VidViral app that creates square Facebook videos for more traffic.

Leave a Reply