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Meghan beams as she meets two little girls during heir Morocco tour

Two little girls got their wish to meet ‘The Prince and Princess’ after waiting in their best party dresses for two hours in a small town in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains today.

The Duchess of Sussex, 37, was seen running over to meet little Rania, five, and Rayhanna, two, as she took a tour of the town of Asni with Prince Harry, 34, during their official visit to the country this weekend.

The little girls, who were dressed in matching red dresses, were taken by their mother, Clare Minejem to see Harry and Meghan as they visited a small town in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the royals.

The couple walked into a boarding house run by the charity Education For All without seeing the youngsters, who were waving a British and Moroccan flags.

But they spotted them as they left and Meghan immediately made a beeline for the sisters and bent down to say hello.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were seen meeting sisters Rania and Ayhana Minejem aged 2 during a visit to the ‘Education For All’ boarding house in Asni Town

The Duchess of Sussex, 37, was seen running over to meet little Rania, five, and Rayhanna, two, as she took a tour of the town of Asni with Prince Harry, 34, during their official visit to the country this weekend

The Duchess of Sussex, 37, was seen running over to meet little Rania, five, and Rayhanna, two, as she took a tour of the town of Asni with Prince Harry, 34, during their official visit to the country this weekend

Meghan was seen running over to the little girls, before kneeling down and saying: ‘Hi girls, so cute! How are you? What are your names?’.

Their mother then explained that they were half Moroccan and half British, as Meghan exclaimed: ‘Rania nice to meet you! So sweet!’.

The duchess also showed them a henna drawing on her hand and said: ‘Nice, isn’t it? So pretty!’.

As the girls nodded, Harry was seen laughing before saying: ‘The nod of approval’. 

The girls’ mother is nurse who moved to Morocco from Bangor, Northern Ireland, 12 years ago and settled down in Marrakesh, where she also runs a health education charity. 

The two little girls got their wish to meet 'The Prince and Princess' after waiting in their best party dresses for two hours in a small town in Morocco's Atlas Mountains today

The two little girls got their wish to meet ‘The Prince and Princess’ after waiting in their best party dresses for two hours in a small town in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains today

The little girls, dressed in matching red dresses, were taken by their mother, Clare Minejem to see Harry and Meghan as they visited a small town in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the royals

The little girls, dressed in matching red dresses, were taken by their mother, Clare Minejem to see Harry and Meghan as they visited a small town in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the royals

As the couple said their goodbyes, her father, Russell McCaughey, who is visiting shouted out to a laughing Harry: ‘No grand slam then?! ‘ in relation to the England rugby result.

‘No-one did,’ he shouted back as the couple proceeded with their tour.

Meghan looked elegant in an understated ensemble for her second day in Morocco, after opting for a stunning custom Valentino gown for her arrival last night.

Dressing down for her tour through the town, Meghan opted for a £395.34 Alice and Olivia tailored long navy blazer, skinny jeans teamed with £90 Birdies slippers and a £67 ‘blanked scarf’ from Wilfred. 

The couple walked into a boarding house run by the charity Education For All without seeing the youngsters, who were waving a British and Moroccan flags- but they spotted them as they left, before having a giggle with them

The couple walked into a boarding house run by the charity Education For All without seeing the youngsters, who were waving a British and Moroccan flags- but they spotted them as they left, before having a giggle with them

Meghan was seen running over to the little girls, before kneeling down and saying: 'Hi girls, so cute! How are you? What are your names?'

Meghan was seen running over to the little girls, before kneeling down and saying: ‘Hi girls, so cute! How are you? What are your names?’

As the couple said their goodbyes the little girls were seen watching as the royals proceeded with their tour

As the couple said their goodbyes the little girls were seen watching as the royals proceeded with their tour

During the visit the duchess took part in a henna ceremony – an ancient custom that is thought to have its roots in North Africa – and had a design painted on her hand to celebrate her pregnancy. 

The traditional henna flower was applied by 17-year-old Samira, who has lived at EFA for six years. 

Meghan is currently on day two of her official three-day tour of Morocco with Prince Harry.

It is thought that Meghan is around 30 weeks pregnant, with most airlines allowing women to fly until the 37 week mark.

The couple arrived to Casablanca airport yesterday, where they were welcomed by the British Ambassador to Morocco and his wife before they inspected a Guard of Honour.

The duchess also showed the little girls a henna drawing on her hand and said: 'Nice, isn't it? So pretty!' as Harry joked that it got their 'nod of approval'

The duchess also showed the little girls a henna drawing on her hand and said: ‘Nice, isn’t it? So pretty!’ as Harry joked that it got their ‘nod of approval’

Meghan looked elegant in an understated ensemble for her second day in Morocco, dressing down for her tour through the town 

Meghan looked elegant in an understated ensemble for her second day in Morocco, dressing down for her tour through the town 

Meghan opted for a £395.34 Alice and Olivia tailored long navy blazer, skinny jeans teamed with £90 Birdies slippers and a £67 'blanked scarf' from Wilfred, as she walked alongside dapper Harry

Meghan opted for a £395.34 Alice and Olivia tailored long navy blazer, skinny jeans teamed with £90 Birdies slippers and a £67 ‘blanked scarf’ from Wilfred, as she walked alongside dapper Harry

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, with her hand displaying a henna tattoo during a visit to an 'Education for All' boarding house in Asni Town in Morocco

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, with her hand displaying a henna tattoo during a visit to an ‘Education for All’ boarding house in Asni Town in Morocco

The duke and duchess were two hours late for their welcoming ceremony following the knock-on effects of an earlier delay to their scheduled plane which flew from the UK.

In darkness Harry inspected a sabre carrying guard of honour from the Auxiliary Forces, dressed in their pristine white uniforms and formed in two rows.

The heavily pregnant duchess walked behind her husband as he looked over the troops who had been patiently waiting for over an hour.

But despite spending a busy few days in New York for her luxury baby shower, which featured a string of A-list celebrities, Meghan looked relaxed and wore a striking red Valentino dress.

Harry and Meghan’s whirlwind tour to Morocco

Saturday 23 February- arrived

Day 1

Arrived at Casablanca airport where they were be greeted by the British Ambassador to Morocco and his wife

Day 2

Visit the town of Asni where they will meeting children at various schools

Harry will award educational founder Michael McHugo with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

The couple will attend a reception with the British Ambassador in Rabat

Day 3

The couple will visit Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports and attend a horse grooming class

They will meet underprivileged children and attend a cooking class and visit an arts and crafts display

 Monday 25 February- depart

They are spending day two of their tour visiting various schools in the small town of Asni, before attending a reception hosted by British Ambassador, Thomas Reilly.

Monday, the third and final day of their tour, will be spent meeting children with special needs , before visiting a cooking demonstration, a traditional Moroccan arts and crafts display and attending a horse grooming session at an equestrian facility.

A Kensington Palace spokeswoman said: ‘Their royal highnesses are very much looking forward to the visit and are grateful to their hosts and the British Embassy for arranging such an interesting programme.

‘They are particularly pleased that they will have the opportunity to meet so many young Moroccans over the next few days.’

The couple began their visit to the capital Rabat by walking along a red carpet that led to Casablanca Airport’s royal suite.

As they entered the building they were offered milk and dates a traditional welcome in Morocco.

Pregnant Meghan appeared to pass but Harry could be seen nibbling on a date.

A large motorcade of black limousines was waiting to take Meghan and Harry and their entourage of nine – which includes a hairdresser – to meet Morocco’s Crown Prince Moulay Hassan.

They are staying as guests of Morocco’s King Mohammed VI at a royal residence.

During the visit the duchess took part in a henna ceremony - an ancient custom that is thought to have its roots in North Africa - and had a design painted on her hand to celebrate her pregnancy

During the visit the duchess took part in a henna ceremony – an ancient custom that is thought to have its roots in North Africa – and had a design painted on her hand to celebrate her pregnancy

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex, arrive at the Casablanca Airport in Casablanca, Morocco, with Meghan dressed in a stunning custom-made Valentino dress

Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex, arrive at the Casablanca Airport in Casablanca, Morocco, with Meghan dressed in a stunning custom-made Valentino dress

 

 

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