A royal first! Meghan delights Prince Harry as the pair reunite via Skype call

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Meghan delighted Prince Harry with the Skype call. Source: Getty.

They’ve never been afraid to break royal traditions with some of their own modern twists, and Meghan and Prince Harry have done it again by arranging a very sweet Skype call on one of his engagements in Malawi, Africa.

The Duke of Sussex surprised families as he visited the Nalikule College of Education in Lilongwe, telling them his wife would like to say hello from Johannesburg, South Africa, where she remains with their son Archie. And with a big screen set up in front of the crowd, everyone had a front row seat to chat to the duchess.

Appearing on the wall, she flashed a beaming smile in a casual khaki top – with her hair in loose waves – as she asked her husband if there was any delay, before speaking to the group of women from miles away. And it’s clear Harry was delighted to reconnect to her, as he laughed and smiled to her throughout.

“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.” Harry joked to the group, before Meghan’s face appeared. “I’m so happy to be with you, is there a delay?” she then said, to which Harry responded: “No, it’s great, keep going.”

And while she spoke to the group about their amazing work helping schoolgirls with their studies, she also gave a brief update on baby Archie. She told them all: “Archie’s taking a nap.”

“These CAMA women are part of a major network across Africa, which has 140,000 members and 17,500 in Malawi alone,” the couple later revealed on their official Instagram page. “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.”

And speaking to CAMFED’s Executive Director Angie Murimirwa, Meghan later reportedly told her: “Angie, when you and I first met I was so struck by CAMA and everything you do. Since you yourself were a young girl, you have advocated for women as equal beings with the power to make lasting change, and I know this is something you will instil in Archie.”

Prince Harry looked delighted to see Meghan on screen. Source: Instagram/royal family.
Prince Harry looked delighted to see Meghan on screen. Source: Instagram/royal family.

And it comes just days after Meghan met a group of inspirational women to discuss the rights of women in South Africa. Sharing some personal photos on social media, she wrote in a first-person note: “On Thursday we convened a meeting of minds – a group of women ranging from a legendary anti-apartheid activist, female parliamentarians, professors, educators and policy makers to discuss the rights of women in South Africa. In the lead up to this tour it weighed heavily on my heart to see the countless violations against women, and I wanted to spend my time on the ground learning about the situation at hand.

“One of the guests, Sophia Williams-De Bruyn was just 18 years old when in 1956 she led 20,000 women to march on the Union Buildings in Pretoria in protest of apartheid pass laws. She is the last living leader of the march, and today, a symbol of those who fight for fundamental human rights – For her it is simple – she fights for what is right.

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“On Thursday we convened a meeting of minds – a group of women ranging from a legendary anti-apartheid activist, female parliamentarians, professors, educators and policy makers to discuss the rights of women in South Africa. In the lead up to this tour it weighed heavily on my heart to see the countless violations against women, and I wanted to spend my time on the ground learning about the situation at hand. One of the guests, Sophia Williams-De Bruyn was just 18 years old when in 1956 she led 20,000 women to march on the Union Buildings in Pretoria in protest of apartheid pass laws. She is the last living leader of the march, and today, a symbol of those who fight for fundamental human rights – For her it is simple – she fights for what is right. Issues of gender inequality affect women throughout the world, independent of race, color, creed, or socioeconomic background. In the last week I’ve met with women from all walks of life – religious leaders such as the first female rabbi in Capetown, grassroots leaders in Nyanga at Mbokodo, community activists, parliamentarians, and so many more. In sitting down with these forward thinkers, it was abundantly clear – it is not enough to simply hope for a better future; the only way forward is “hope in action.” I’m eager to spend the next few days in South Africa continuing to learn, listen and absorb the resilience and optimism I’ve felt here.“ -Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex

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“Issues of gender inequality affect women throughout the world, independent of race, color, creed, or socioeconomic background. In the last week I’ve met with women from all walks of life – religious leaders such as the first female rabbi in Capetown, grassroots leaders in Nyanga at Mbokodo, community activists, parliamentarians, and so many more.

“In sitting down with these forward thinkers, it was abundantly clear – it is not enough to simply hope for a better future; the only way forward is “hope in action.” I’m eager to spend the next few days in South Africa continuing to learn, listen and absorb the resilience and optimism I’ve felt here.”

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