2019 Mar 05

The Royal Family Celebrates The 50th Anniversary of The Investiture of The Prince of Wales

The Royal Family Celebrates The 50th Anniversary of The Investiture of The Prince of Wales

Earlier today, The British Royal Family attended a reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Investiture of The Prince of Wales (Prince Charles. The actual anniversary isn’t until July 1st but Her Majesty The Queen decided to throw a celebration with his family and some of his charities. Were present: HM The Queen, The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke & Duchess of Sussex and the Princess Royal.
The Duke & Duchess talked with Simon Weston (CBE & veteran of the British Army known for his charity work and recovery from severe burn injuries suffered during the Falklands War) and Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns. VIDEOVIDEO


2019 Feb 25

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex Visit Morocco: Day 3

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex Visit Morocco: Day 3

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”. VIDEOVIDEO

Chef Moha,
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!

2019 Feb 24

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex Visit Morocco: Day 2

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex Visit Morocco: Day 2

Today, The Duke & Duchess of Sussex spent the day in the Atlas Mountains, in the village of Asni as part of their royal visit to Morocco. They first visited the Education for All boarding house. EFA enables young girls coming from rural areas to live closer to their school so that they can continue their education. 70% of young women are illiterate because they have less access to secondary schools. The Duke & Duchess met with many of the boarding house occupants and discussed their courses, the career they’d like to have in the future. Meghan also took part in a henna ceremony: it is a tradition to celebrate a woman’s marriage or pregnancy to perform a henna ceremony. One young girl drew flowers on Meghan’s hand. VIDEO

Then they made a visit to a secondary school, the Lycee Qualifiant Grand Atlas where the girls from the boarding house study. They took part in an English class before meeting with students & teachers. Harry & Meghan also watched a football match and met some of the players after the game.

Harry and Meghan ended their visit to the village with an investiture at the original EFA boarding house. Harry appointed the charity’s co-founder Michael McHugo to the Order of the British Empire with an MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for his efforts in improving gender equality in education in Morocco.

Finally, the couple attended a reception at the British Residence of the UK Ambassador to Morocco in Rabat. Upon their arrival, the Duchess received flowers from the Ambassador’s daughters. The couple met young female entrepreneurs, military representatives and other guests who help shape a new and modern Morocco.

Thank you to my dear friend Carol for many of the photos!

2019 Feb 23

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex Visit Morocco: Day 1

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex Visit Morocco:  Day 1

Harry and Meghan have finally arrived in Morocco. Earlier tonight, the couple touched down in Casablanca on a commercial flight (with an hour delay). They were officially welcomed by UK Ambassador Thomas Reilly and Harry inspected the Guard of Honor. On their arrival, The Duke & Duchess were offered dates and milk as is the custom in Morocco. The Duchess is paying tribute to the country by wearing red. VIDEO

Then they travelled to the Royal Residence in Rabat for a meeting with the country’s Crown Prince Moulay Hassan.


2019 Feb 13

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex attend a gala performance of ‘The Wider Earth’

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex attend a gala performance of ‘The Wider Earth’

Yesterday, Harry & Meghan attended a gala performance of ‘The Wider Earth’, a play telling the story of Charles Darwin, at the National History Museum in London. The performance was in support of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. After their arrival, they met with children from Urbanwise London, an organization helping people to connect with their environment by offering outdoor activities and learning programs to families, schools and adult groups. They also got to see some of the puppets from the play. VIDEOVIDEO