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PRINCE HARRY, MEGHAN END NIGERIA TOUR

todayMay 13, 2024 5

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Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, have wrapped up their three-day visit to Nigeria, which was aimed at promoting his Invictus Games for wounded military veterans.

The Duke of Sussex arrived with his wife on Friday in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, where they visited a school event on mental health.

On the third day of the visit, Prince Harry and Meghan took part in a basketball event with the Giants of Africa Foundation in Lagos, an organisation that helps youths through engagement in the sport.

The prince practiced dribbling basketballs with children at the exhibition event for the Foundation, which is run by a basketball veteran, Masai Ujiri.

Harry said, “The power of sports can change lives, it brings people together and creates community and there are no barriers which is the most important thing.”

The couple later met with the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and were also set to take part in a Lagos fundraiser.

While speaking, the Governor expressed his pleasure to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and his readiness to share the vibrant culture of Lagos with them.

Sanwo-Olu later extolled Meghan’s Nigerian heritage through a video posted on X by his Special Assistant on New Media, Jubril Gawat, in which he said, ”knowing full well that Meghan has a decent percentage of Nigerian in her; we have sort of agreed that maybe that percentage should stay in Yorubaland. I can see she has been well-attired and her yellow aso oke blends very well.”

Meghan Markle, in her remarks, expressed her gratitude to the State Governor for welcoming her and her husband to the country.

In Abuja, the prince had also taken part in a seated volleyball match with veterans, some of whom had missing limbs from combat in the North where troops battled terrorists.

Earlier last week, Prince Harry was in London to mark the 10th anniversary of the games before paying a visit to Nigeria.

Written by: Almond News

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