Meghan Markle and Harry chant and dance with surfers on beach on Royal Tour

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry danced and chanted on the beach as they joined a group of surfers at a mental health group on the beach.

The Sussexes visited Monwabisi Beach in Cape Town to learn about Waves for Change, a charity which helps vulnerable young people living in challenging communities through surfing.

The couple looked casual and comfortable, with Meghan opting for black shinny jeans and a denim jacket, while Harry wore trainers and a green shirt.

Meghan giggled with members of the group as they chanted and danced in a circle as part of one of the organisations regular sessions.

During their visit they also saw the work of The Lunchbox Fund, one of the four charities they asked well-wishers to donate to instead of sending gifts after Archie was born.

The charity provides nearly 30,000 meals every day to schools and programmes in South Africa's townships and rural areas.

The couple arrived in a navy Range Rover and the Duke lovingly put his hand on his wife's shoulder as she got out of the car

They met Waves for Change's founding director before heading to one of the organisation's safe spaces to chat with a group of surf mentors preparing for a mental health activity on the beach.

They then met Ndileka Wana and Priscilla Mere who were preparing food from the Lunchbox Fund before heading back onto the beach to join the Kilo – a welcoming chant performed by the group.

They stood in the circle and took part in different exercises, with both Meghan and Harry laughing happily with other members of the group.

After the Kilo, the couple met Dr Thomas Maes, director of the Commonwealth Litter Programme and Loyiso Dunga, a marine Biologist from the Sea Change Project who will speak about the impact of micro plastics in the ocean.


The pair gave a demonstration in their micro laboratory.

After leaving the beach Meghan took a break from engagements, possibly to head back to check on Archie, while Harry went to Kalk Bay Harbour to meet members of the South African Maritime Police Unit (MPU) and Royal Marines (RM).

In August 2018, the UK Ministry of Defence deployed a UK Military Short Term Training Team to work with the Cape Town Maritime Police Unit (MPU) to improve their boat handling skills, confidence on the water and to improve their operational effectiveness.

Since that deployment, the MPU have detained a number of abalone smugglers in the Cape Town area who were operating at night.

The group took a boat trip to Seal Island, an abalone poaching hot spot.

Meghan and Harry started their tour yesterday by visiting a township just outside of Cape Town, known as South Africa's 'murder capital'.


The couple were greeted by cheering schoolchildren proudly waving their national flag when they arrived at Nyanga Methodist Church in Cape Town's second largest township, while dancers performing in traditional costume to live music.

The couple seemed delighted to be starting their tour, and neither of them could resist a dance with the members of the community who had turned out to greet them.


Meghan and Harry both gave moving speeches during their visit, in which Harry spoke about "honouring and protecting" his wife and "being a positive role model" for Archie.

In the afternoon they visited District Six Museum, a significant stop on their tour as it was the site of the forced relocation of 60,000 inhabitants of various races during South Africa’s Apartheid era in the 1970s.



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