While Meghan Markle remains in South Africa before she and baby Archie return to Frogmore Cottage, Prince Harry is continuing his royal tour of Africa, visiting Malawi on Sunday.
And while she’s not by her husband’s side, the Duchess of Sussex is still with him in spirit — and, thanks to the internet, also via Skype.
On Sunday, reports People, Harry visited the Nalikule College of Education, where he met with a number of young women attending the school thanks to assistance from UKAid scholarships through the Campaign for Female Education, an international non-profit with a goal of “supporting girls to go to school and succeed, and empowering young women to step up as leaders of change.”
The project is supported by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, on which Harry serves as president while his wife is vice-president.
During his visit, Harry had a surprise in store for the students when Markle appeared on a video screen, joining in via Skype.
The onscreen appearance of the duchess led the women to burst into song, while Markle clapped along while smiling enthusiastically.
“I’m so happy to be with you, is there a delay?” Meghan asked.
“No,” Harry replied, “it’s great, keep going.”
“We’re just so proud as president and vice-president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust that we can support you in everything that you do because we cannot begin to express how valuable and vital that work is, we’re just incredibly proud to be part of it,” she told the women.
“I wish I could be with you, we’re in South Africa right now. Archie’s taking a nap,” she revealed. “I’m with you in spirit.”
The couple’s official Instagram account shared some photos from Harry’s visit to the school and information about the campaign and its alumni network, CAMA.
“These CAMA women are part of a major network across Africa, which has 140,000 members and 17,500 in Malawi alone,” reads the Instagram post. “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.”
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Today, The Duchess of Sussex linked up with Nalikule College, Lilongwe, to join The Duke and an amazing group of women who attended school through the help @camfed and its 20-year-old alumni network CAMA. These CAMA women are part of a major network across Africa, which has 140,000 members and 17,500 in Malawi alone. 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. Along with support from the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, CAMA and @camfed are changing the lives of many young girls though education and empowerment. 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. #RoyalVisitMalawi #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica Photo ©️ PA images