Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Seem in New Footage from Nigeria Journey

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Seem in New Footage from Nigeria Journey
Prince Harry (left) and Meghan Markle (proper) pose with Save the Kids Youth Ambassadors Purity and Maryam in Abuja, Nigeria, in Might 2024.
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  • New footage revealed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s go to to Save the Kids throughout their tour of Nigeria
  • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met with two youth ambassadors to be taught extra concerning the group’s ongoing work within the nation
  • Prince Harry and Meghan beforehand supported the group on Prince Archie’s first birthday in 2020

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made an under-the-radar charity go to throughout their current trip to Nigeria.

On Might 16, Save the Kids U.Okay. revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex met with the nonprofit’s employees and two youth ambassadors in Abuja throughout their three-day tour final week. The occasion was facilitated and chaired by photographer Misan Harriman, a worldwide ambassador for Save the Kids. Harriman is a buddy of the couple and photographed their journey to Nigeria, the place he was born.

Prince Harry, 39, and Meghan, 42, posed for images with Save the Kids employees, Harriman and Youth Ambassadors Maryam and Purity through the assembly, the place they discovered extra concerning the charity’s ongoing work in Nigeria. Maryam, 23, and Purity, 19, instructed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex about their efforts to handle a slew of points, together with baby marriage, gender-based violence, entry to schooling and healthcare and the plight of displaced youngsters.

Prince Harry (left) and Meghan Markle (proper) pose with Save the Kids Youth Ambassadors Purity and Maryam in Abuja, Nigeria, in Might 2024.

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“This charity acknowledges the significance of getting younger individuals’s voice on the forefront, not simply as advocates, however as decision-makers. And that’s completely essential, as a result of you realize higher than anyone else what’s going on, what are the conversations are which might be occurring but additionally it is your future,” Prince Harry mentioned in a video shared to Instagram by the group.

“We gained’t cease, each one in all us. Each one in all us has a job to play by our advocacy, our voices, our monetary assist, volunteering. So we hope to see a optimistic change and a greater future for Nigeria,” Purity added.

In keeping with statistics from Save the Kids, one in 10 youngsters in Nigeria dies earlier than they flip 5, three in 10 women are married by age 18 and 10 million youngsters are out of college. The assertion defined that Nigeria additionally has one of many highest charges of “zero dose youngsters,” who’ve by no means obtained a routine vaccine. Throughout the cease, Prince Harry and Meghan discovered extra about Save the Kids’s new partnership with British pharmaceutical firm GSK to assist remedy the issue by new immunization packages, funding to assist native organizations and youth-led advocacy.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose for a bunch picture with Save the Kids employees, Youth Ambassadors and International Ambassador Misan Harriman in Abuja, Nigeria, in Might 2024.

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Connecting again to the couple’s advocacy round greater global vaccine access, Save the Kids U.Okay. CEO Gemma Sherrington mentioned in an announcement, “We had been thrilled to share details about this revolutionary partnership with Duke and Duchess of Sussex in mild of their long-standing curiosity in vaccine fairness.”

“We’re honored that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took trip of their busy schedule in Nigeria to be taught concerning the work Save the Kids does, alongside our youth advocates and companions, to make sure youngsters don’t simply survive however thrive,” Sherrington mentioned. “Youngster Champions and Youth Ambassadors are the beating coronary heart of our work in Nigeria so for 2 of them to have this chance to talk with Prince Harry and Meghan, and to shine a highlight on their tireless advocacy to guard the rights of youngsters, is phenomenal.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Lightway Academy in Abuja, Nigeria, on Might 10, 2024.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have partnered with Save the Kids earlier than, releasing a sweet video of Meghan studying the image ebook Duck! Rabbit! for son Prince Archie’s first birthday in 2020 in collaboration with the group’s #SaveWithStories marketing campaign, launched to assist youngsters adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2022, Prince Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Foundation donated funds to the charity for the humanitarian flood response in Nigeria. 

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Harry and Meghan hit the bottom working once they arrived in Nigeria on Might 10, in a go to vital as their first worldwide tour since stepping again from their royal roles in 2020. The whirlwind tour championed the Archewell Basis’s psychological well being initiatives for younger individuals and Prince Harry’s Invictus Games, which Nigeria participated in for the primary time final 12 months. All through the journey, Meghan additionally spoke about feeling a connection to the country after discovering that she is 43% Nigerian.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at State Governor Home in Lagos, Nigeria, on Might 12, 2024.

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Talking with PEOPLE on the tour, Prince Harry says, “These journeys are about us having the ability to exit and go and give attention to the issues that imply a lot to us. And having the ability to be on the bottom, to us, is what it’s all about.”

“It is actually significant. Simply having the ability to connect with individuals… that is what makes it particular,” Meghan tells PEOPLE.

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