Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are now on their Africa tour. On Tuesday, they were captured dancing with a group of mentors who teach vulnerable youngsters from townships to swim and surf then visited South Africa’s oldest mosque in Cape Town.
The royal couple also visited the Waves for Change project which was formed as a small surfing club started in Masiphumelele township in 2009. It helps young people from poor and violent communities develop trust and confidence through surfing at Monwabisi beach.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex danced and chanted with surf mentors in wetsuits, who demonstrated the therapeutic activities they use to support young people who had survived traumatizing experiences.
They are visiting with their first child Archie and this is their first overseas tour since the birth of Archie. Harry praised the fund that provides 27,000 meals every day to vulnerable children.
“It’s amazing to think that just on the other side of here you’ve got tin huts with all of these kids with nothing. And they’re bringing them together. Nice hot meal provided by Lunchbox Fund,” said Harry.
Harry further said that may young people were terrified of the sea before they joined the youth group. “Now they can swim, they can surf… it’s incredible,” he added.
The next day, they took a tour of South Africa’s oldest mosque, Auwul Mosque, in Bo-Kaap, one of Cape Town’s oldest residential quarters and a former slave enclave with brightly-painted houses.
Later, they took part in the area’s colorful heritage day activities and greeted a resident in her home. Harry has been visiting southern Africa for and conservation work for two decades.
On Thursday, he will travel alone to Botswana, where he and Meghan holidayed shortly after they began dating in July 2016 and returned to in 2017 for a romantic gateway. Harry then will go to Angola to visit the landmine clearance project that featured in iconic photographs of his late mother, Princess Diana, during her campaign to ban landmines.