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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Step Out for First Outing of Nigeria Tour


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in Nigeria. PHOTO: AP PHOTO/SUNDAY ALAMBA


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are kicking off their first outing in Nigeria with a special school visit. 


On Friday, May 10, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the Lightway Academy with the GEANCO Foundation in Abuja after touching down in African country earlier in the day. 


Meghan, 42, and Harry, 39, were pictured arriving at the school, where they were greeted with hugs, local music and a dance performance. Meghan wore a peach-colored maxi dress, while Harry sported a matching beige shirt and pants. The couple were also presented with traditional necklaces.


Located in the heart of Nigeria’s capital city, Lightway Academy is a co-educational day school offering nursery, early years, primary, and secondary education.


Last year, the couple’s Archewell Foundation announced the donation of school supplies and menstrual products to young women in Nigeria in partnership with the GEANCO Foundation, which provides critical health care and education services in Nigeria.

The foundation's David Oyelowo Leadership Scholarship provides full tuition, medical care, and social and emotional support to young female victims of terrorism and gender inequality in Nigeria.


The Archewell Foundation’s support also provides menstrual health education for 2,500 girls throughout where GEANCO serves, supporting the well-being of young women in school.


Meghan and Harry's visit to Nigeria marks their first official international tour since stepping back from their royal roles in 2020.


The couple were invited to Nigeria by its Chief of Defense Staff, the highest-ranking military official.


The visit follows Harry's recent trip to the U.K. to mark the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games.


Following their school visit, the couple will meet with the Chief of Defense Staff. In the afternoon, Harry will meet injured servicemembers at a military hospital.


On Saturday, they will attend a training session for the organization Nigeria: Unconquered and a reception hosted by the Chief of Defence Staff in honor of military families. Later, Meghan will co-host a Women in Leadership event with Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General of the World Trade Organization.


On Sunday, the Duke and Duchess will attend a basketball clinic with Giants of Africa, a cultural reception, and a polo fundraiser for Nigeria: Unconquered.













Prince Harry, Meghan Markle 

Credit: people

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