How Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Turned Their Work Trip to Morocco Into an Adorable Babymoon
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is stacking up those frequent flyer miles before the birth of her first child this spring. In just the last few weeks, Markle spent time in New York City alongside friends for a luxurious and intimate baby shower and, over the weekend, she added one more stamp to her royal passport: A visit to Morocco alongside her husband, Prince Harry.
Though the trip was technically an official royal visit, many are dubbing the three-day visit to Morocco as the couple’s “babymoon.”
On Saturday, the couple arrived at the Casablanca Airport on a commercial flight from London, CNN reported. The quick trip, a Kensington Palace spokesperson said, was meant to “highlight the vital roles that girls’ education and youth empowerment are playing in, and shaping, modern Morocco.”
The duo kicked off their trip by paying a visit to Education for All, a boarding house in Asni that serves girls from rural communities.
According to Town&Country, the royals spoke with both pupils and teachers at the organization. During the visit, Meghan even took part in a henna ceremony.
Following the school visit, Harry and Meghan made several more official appearances, including to award Michael McHugo, Education for All founder, with an award, as well as stopping in at Lycee Qualifiant Grand Atlas secondary school. The pair then attended an official reception at the British Ambassador's residence in Rabat.
Throughout their stay, People reported, Meghan and Harry stayed at a royal residence as guests of King Mohammed VI.
And, on Monday, the final day of their royal tour, the couple are set to learn more about Morocco’s development of equine therapy, which is used to support children with special needs throughout the nation. As CNN additionally reported, the pair will then visit a cooking school for children before heading back to the United Kingdom.
The trip will likely mark one of the last long-haul journeys for Meghan, who is reportedly seven months pregnant and due sometime in late April or early May. During her travels to Morocco, CNN reported, special provisions were made including having a small medical staff at the ready in case of any emergencies. But, all the effort was likely worth it for Meghan, who has long billed herself as a feminist fighting to further women’s rights around the globe. Now, all that’s left for the couple to do is head back, move into their new home at Frogmore, and await the arrival of their bundle of joy.