Meghan, Harry y Archie viajan juntos por primera vez a África

La duquesa emprendió su gira al continente africano usando una marca local y sustentable

Foto: GettyImages, Meghan Markle y príncipe Harry
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Este lunes 23 de septiembre, los duques de Sussex; el príncipe Harry, Meghan Markle y su bebé Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor (de apenas 4 meses); emprendieron su primer viaje como familia, en un tour real al continente africano que durará 10 días, desde hoy 23 de septiembre hasta el 2 de octubre, y abarcará 35 compromisos oficiales en cuatro países.

El viaje comenzó en la ciudad de Cape Town, Sudáfrica; donde la familia aterrizó abordo de un vuelo comercial (para ya no ser criticados por volar privado). Este tour real en particular es de gran importancia para los duques, pues ambos tienen una fuerte conexión con África, la cual quieren comunicar al mundo y sobre todo, transmitirle al pequeño Archie Harrison.

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Foto: GettyImages, príncipe Harry y Meghan Markle

En una publicación en la cuenta de Instagram de los duques de Sussex, Harry confesó que África es “una región del mundo que en las últimas dos décadas ha sido un segundo hogar para mí”. Tras su llegada a la capital de Sudáfrica, la familia tuvo una recepción oficial en la que Meghan usó un vestido étnico de Mayamiko, una marca sustentable de Malawi, África.

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“In just a few weeks our family will be taking its first official tour to Africa, a region of the world that over the past two decades has been a second home to me. Our team has helped create a meaningful programme that we’re so excited to share with you. On a personal note, I can’t wait to introduce my wife and son to South Africa! We’ll see all of you very soon.” – The Duke For the official tour, the family will be visiting South Africa together 🇿🇦 and The Duke will be carrying out visits to Malawi 🇲🇼, Angola 🇦🇴 and Botswana 🇧🇼 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Our monthly social awareness approach follows key accounts that inspire us and highlight those working towards positive change. As a lead up to the tour, for the month of September, we wish to celebrate the beauty of this wonderful continent as a whole: from local organisations working hard to better the environment, to the young leaders paving the way for a better future for the Commonwealth and beyond. These selected groups are a small representation of the incredible work being done in Africa today from countless people, local communities and organisations. To find out more about them, please consider following or supporting the below accounts: @DlalaNje @GoGooLive @YouthAlert @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust @QueensYoungLeaders @QueensCanopy @AfricanParksNetwork @DesmondTutuHIVFoundation @Sentebale @TheHaloTrust @MinesAdvisoryGroup @EveryDayAfrica @NelsonMandelaFoundationsa @NatGeo @PaintedWolfConservancy @Lewa_wildlife @AfricanWildlifeFoundation @Serengeti_National_Park @NRT_Kenya @Conservation_Lower_Zambezi @Giraffe_Conservation @VirungaNationalPark All photos used above are from accounts we are now following

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Una vez ahí, se reunieron con la mesa de la iniciativa por la justicia para tratar temas como la pobreza y el desempleo; en donde Meghan Markle dio un poderoso discurso, “Mientras estoy aquí con mi esposo, como miembro de la familia real, quiero que sepan que para mí, estoy aquí como madre como esposa, como mujer, mujer de color, y como una hermana“.

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👋🏻 South Africa 🇿🇦 • After months of planning, Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived in South Africa today for their official Royal Tour of Southern Africa – focusing on community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment. Their first stop was to the incredible Justice Desk Project which works to make women and children safer in Nyanga. It’s an issue of vital importance in South Africa and across the globe, their Royal Highnesses wanted to learn first-hand about the issues people face and the work being done on the ground. One of the workshops Their Royal Highnesses saw was the Mbokodo project which provides self-defense classes and female empowerment workshops to young girls who are overcoming major traumas. This project's powerful motto is "wathint' abafazi wathint' imbokodo" which means "you strike a woman; you strike a rock" • “And just on one personal note, 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.” – The Duchess of Sussex • @TheJusticeDesk Project is supported by the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust and works with community leaders in Nyanga, with the firm belief that if you can change the mindset of a community, you can change the mindset of a country. #SussexRoyalTour #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica • Photo ©️PA images / SussexRoyal – video SussexRoyal

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Después de su estadía en Sudáfrica, Meghan y Archie (que ya por fin veremos en público), volverán a casa, y el príncipe Harry continuará con la gira real por el continente africano, la cual continuará en Malawi, Botswana y Angola; y este último será un homenaje a Lady Di, quien visitó este país para visitar un campo minado, 7 meses antes de su muerte en 1997.

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Foto: GettyImages; princesa Diana, 1997