The Dancing Duchess

Meghan delighted crowds by joining in with cultural a performance during the recent tour of South Africa. REUTERS
Meghan delighted crowds by joining in with cultural a performance during the recent tour of South Africa. REUTERS

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in South Africa for their first Royal Tour as a family of three. 

Traditional dancers lined the streets as the Duke and Duchess visited Nyanga, where one in 206 people are killed each year, just outside of Cape Town. 

The Duchess of Sussex joins in with the local dancers

The Duchess made an impromptu speech to the crowd while standing on a tree stump. She said, “May I just say that while I am here with my husband as a member of The Royal Family, I want you to know that for me I am here with you as a mother, as a wife, as a woman, as a woman of colour and as your sister.”

Baby Archie stayed behind at the royal residence with a nanny due to security concerns. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the first day of their Royal Tour to South Africa

The Duke and Duchess were wearing matching ‘Justice’ bracelets to pay tribute to The Justice Desk, the organisation the couple are working with during their engagement. The nonprofit promotes everyday activism and supports young people by teaching them about their rights, self-awareness, and safety. The charity even offers self-defence classes and female empowerment training for young girls.

Check out everything there is to know about the Royal Tour here. 

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