Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrated Heritage Day in the Bo-Kaap

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle continued their second day in South Africa with a visit to the colorful Bo Kaap community. Earlier in the day, they visited the organisation, Waves for Change and Monwabisi beach.

The busy day will be concluded this evening with a reception at the British High Commissioner’s Residence.

People gathered in the historic Bo-Kaap to catch a glimpse of Harry and Meghan.

The Duke and Duchess first stopped at the 225-year-old Auwal Mosque, South Africa’s oldest mosque, to meet with members of different faith groups and learn about the work being done to promote interfaith dialogue in the city.

They also viewed the first known manuscript of the Quran in South Africa, drafted by an Imam from memory while he was imprisoned on Robben Island.

In a show of respect, the Duchess arrived wearing a cream coloured headscarf, and the Duke removed his shoes before entering.

Following their visit, the couple moved on to enjoy the Bo-Kaap’s Heritage Day celebrations.

It was an extra special Heritage Day for local resident Shamielah Samsodien and her family who hosted the royal couple for afternoon tea.

Tomorrow they will meet with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife at their legacy foundation before the couple’s itinerary splits for a few days.

Harry will leave for his trip to Botswana, Angola and Malawi and Meghan will tour the Woodstock Exchange to meet women, entrepreneurs, and tech investors. She will also visit mothers2mothers, a charity that works to empower, train and employ women living with HIV.

This article was originally published on GoodHousekeeping SA

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