Meghan Markle Visits Memorial Of Slain South African Student Uyinene Mrwetyana

Royal visit to Africa – Day Five

Royal visit to Africa – Day Five

The college visit was to allow the Duke of Sussex to meet young women whose education is partially supported by The Queen's Commonwealth Trust (QCT), of which Harry and Meghan are president and vice president respectively.

The reception highlighted the common links between the United Kingdom and Malawi and strengthened their meaningful and modern partnership.

Duchess Meghan made headlines on September 28 when it was revealed she had visited a Cape Town memorial to murdered South African student Uyinene Mrwetyana. Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more!

Harry, Meghan and their four-month-old son Archie landed in South Africa on Monday for their first overseas tour as a family, which has featured engagements including visits to poor townships and a meeting with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu.

Harry's mother never saw her work to help outlaw landmines come to fruition as she died the year of her Africa visit, a few months before the global treaty to outlaw the weapons was signed.

According to PA, Angola's first lady Ana Dias Lourenco briefed Harry on the initiative, which she is spearheading.

"Later today I will visit Huambo, to see the place where my mother walked through a minefield in 1997".

Although Harry has visited Malawi a number of instances privately, this journey is his first go to in an official capability, marking the ultimate leg of his solo tour throughout southern Africa earlier than rejoining his household in Johannesburg.

He delivered a call to action to help rid the world of landmines, and said Angola's continued problem with the buried munitions would likely have been solved if his mother had lived.

The Duchess of Sussex's visit, on Thursday, comes as a recent spike in violence against women has again ignited protests in many areas of the country.

The couple's official Instagram account shared some photos from Harry's visit to the school and information about the campaign and its alumni network, CAMA.

Meghan paid tribute as a "personal gesture" at the post office where the 19-year-old University of Cape Town student was attacked, CNN reports.

South Africa is plagued with gender-based violence, together with 137 sexual offenses committed daily, based on official statistics.

The post further explained that visiting the site and "being able to recognize Uyinene, and all women and girls effected by GBV (specifically in South Africa, but also throughout the world) was personally important to The Duchess".

She had spent the past two days meeting people in order to "deepen her understanding of the current situation", the post read.

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