While at Auwal Mosque…

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kicked off their royal tour in South Africa. This is their first trip with their baby, Archie, as they visit the continent in ten-days.

The Sussex’s hit the ground running, with a full agenda since they have arrived. On Tuesday, the couple started off early with a trip to the Monwabisi Beach, where they visited a mental wellness group. Then, Prince Harry took a solo trip to learn about combating the poaching of abalone.

The new-parents then came together again for their visit to Auwal Mosque, South Africa’s oldest mosque, which was built in 1794 during British occupation of the Cape of Good Hope. Earlier in the day, Meghan wore a white blouse with a denim jacket and black jeans. However, she decided to go for a wardrobe change before her poignant visit to mosque.

 

The Duchess wore an olive maxi dress, made of recycled tissue nylon by STAUD. In order to pay her respects, she added a cream-colored headscarf  before entering the mosque. While there, the couple viewed South Aftica’s first known manuscript of the Qu’ran, which was drafted by Tuan Guru (first Imam) from memory while he was imprisoned on Robben Island.

 

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After that, they met with members of different faith groups, getting an idea of what the mosque does to promote interfaith dialogue in Cape Town. The Auwul Mosque welcomes visitors of all denominations and hosts inter-faith dialogues to develop inter-communal and inter-faith understanding between South Africa’s varied communities.

Meghan will only be joining Harry in South Africa for this tour. After this stop, it will be a solo trip for the Prince as he heads off to Botswana, Angola and Malawi. Meanwhile, the Duchess of Sussex is expected to stay with Archie.