‘Hello, it’s South Africa calling’ – Prince Harry received a special call from Duchess Meghan while in Malawi

2019-09-30 08:35
 
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Cape Town – While the Duchess of Sussex met with inspiring women in Cape Town, Prince Harry set foot in Botswana, Angola and, most recently, Malawi, where he did the same as part of their Sussex Royal Tour of Africa.

His Royal Highness met with women in Lilongwe who attended school through the help of CAMFED, the Campaign for Female Education, which is a non-profit organisation dedicated to eradicating poverty through education. CAMFED has a 20-year-old alumni network, and the CAMA women who form part of the network across Africa – which has 140 000 members of which 17 500 are in Malawi alone – consist of positive female role models, leaders and entrepreneurs, working tirelessly to lift their communities.

Money distributed by CAMA goes directly to each of their alumni, who then use their resources to support another three children to attend school.

As President and Vice President of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust that supports CAMA and CAMFED, The Duke and Duchess both believe in the power of education to empower young girls. So it only made sense that both His and Her Royal Highness joined in on the conversation.

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Today, The Duchess of Sussex linked up with Nalikule College, Lilongwe, to join The Duke and an amazing group of women who attended school through the help @camfed and its 20-year-old alumni network CAMA. These CAMA women are part of a major network across Africa, which has 140,000 members and 17,500 in Malawi alone. These positive female role models, leaders and entrepreneurs, are working to lift their communities out of poverty. Money distributed by CAMA goes directly to each of their alumni, who then use their own resources to support another three children to attend school. Along with support from the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, CAMA and @camfed are changing the lives of many young girls though education and empowerment. As President and Vice President of the QCT, The Duke and Duchess both believe in the power of education to empower young girls, and change society as a whole. #RoyalVisitMalawi #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica Photo ©? PA images

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Duchess Meghan is in Cape Town at the moment, but that didn't stop her from connecting via Skype, according to E! News.

To a group of excited young women seated in front of a screen, Prince Harry said, "I know there's somebody else you'd far rather hear from than me, hopefully, if technology doesn't fail us you may see somebody on the screen."

Meghan popped up on screen to a warm welcome before she said, "I'm so happy to be with you," applauding the inspiring women in the room.

"We're just so proud as president and vice-president of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust that we can support you in everything that you do because we cannot begin to express how valuable and vital that work is, we're just incredibly proud to be part of it."

She continued, "I wish I could be with you, we're in South Africa right now," she said, before continuing, "Archie's taking a nap. I'm with you in spirit."

On Monday Prince Harry is set to visit Liwonder National Park to focus on an anti-poaching initiative before meeting up with Meghan and Archie once more. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will wrap up their royal tour of Africa in Johannesburg with a trip to a township before meeting Graca Machel and meeting President Cyril Ramaphosa and Dr Tshepo Motsepe.  

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