Britain’s Prince Harry began his first official visit to Malawi on Sunday, with wife Meghan joining him on a college visit via video call. On Sunday in the capital Lilongwe he met with President Peter Mutharika, who presented Harry with a large gift wrapped in green paper and received one from the duke in return.
Later Harry was greeted by a line of students waving British and Malawi flags before entering college, where Meghan joined proceedings via Skype while, she said, Archie took a nap. The purpose duke visited a college to meet young women whose education is partially supported by The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust (QCT), of which Harry and Meghan are president and vice president respectively.
A post on the couple’s official Instagram said the project was changing the lives of many young women.
“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,” the post said.
On Monday Harry will fly to Liwonde National Park in Malawi, where he will join an anti-poaching patrol with local park rangers and witness an anti-poaching demonstration conducted by local rangers and the UK military.
The next day he will visit a health centre, pharmacy and youth reproductive health outreach programme before rejoining his family in South Africa for another township visit, this time in Johannesburg.