Harry and Meghan spent their final day of their royal visit in the capital of Morocco, Rabat. Their first visit of the day happened at the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports, an organization supporting children disabled children and young people challenged by mental health issues, through equine therapy. The Duke & Duchess met some of the staff and watched the children while they were grooming horses. VIDEO
The couple then attended a cooking demonstration at the Villa des Ambassadors with award-winning Moroccan Chef Moha and children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Chef Moha prepared a pancake receipe from the Together Cookbook (Cherine Mallah’s Moroccan Pancakes receipe – The Duchess of Sussex helped putting the book together and wrote the foreword). Meghan gave the chef a copy of the Together cookbook with a lovely message, while he gave her a copy of his cookbook “Le vrai goût du Maroc”. VIDEO – VIDEO
Wishing you continued success and congratulating you on your incredible work in engaging the community in cooking
Harry and Meghan later visited the Andalusian Gardens, laid out by the French during the Colonial period and full of fruit trees and bougainvillea. The Duke & Duchess met with young social entrepreneurs who support vulnerable communities and are working towards ending youth unemployment. They learned more about community-based programmes and their impact on society. One of the artisans they met had the opportunity to meet the Prince of Wales & the Duchess of Cornwall back in 2011 when they visited the country.VIDEO
For their final engagement in the country, Harry and Meghan went to one of the Royal Residence in Rabat for a private audience with King Mohammed VI. The Duke presented the King with letters written by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The couple were introduced to the King’s sisters Princess Lalla Hasna and Princess Lalla Meryem, and had previously met Crown Prince Moulay Hassan. VIDEO
Thank you to my dear friend Carol for many of the photos!