The Duke and Duchess of Sussex began a three-day visit to Morocco this evening where they arrived at Casablanca airport, where they were greeted by the British Ambassador to Morocco, Thomas Reilly, and his wife, Alex 🇲🇦. Today’s visit mark's Harry and Meghan’s third overseas visit since their wedding nine months ago and comes at the request of Her Majesty government.
During their three-day visit, the Duke and Duchess are travelling with an entourage of nine, including two assistant private secretaries, three communication team members, a digital office, a programme coordinator, logistics coordinator and a hairdresser.
During their ‘visit’ to Casablanca airport Harry inspect a guard of honour from the Auxiliary Forces and once inside the airport’s royal suite they were offered the traditional welcome of milk and dates. The couple then left the airport to stay as guests of Morocco’s King Mohammed VI’s royal palace where they would be meeting up with his son, Moulay Hassan, Crown Prince of Morocco.
Tomorrow's schedule is immensely busier than today’s, with a visit to Education For All, Lycee Asni and attend a reception at the British Ambassador’s residence where I expect we’ll see scene’s somewhat similar to those from Royal Visit Ireland.
I’ll leave you with a quote from Thomas Reily, British Ambassador to Morocco when speaking of the Duke and Duchess: “And they are two of the nicest, most charming people I have ever met. They are the most gracious Ambassadors for the #UK you could hope to have represente your country overseas. #RoyalVisitMorocco”
One of my followers from Morocco sent me this via DM: ...
💠 "Hello, I’ve read many comments of people wondering abt what the prince and his wife were offered in the airport, they ate Dates and Milk, that’s a tradition in our country, when there’s a guest that you love and cherish, and you’re happy that they came to see you, you offer them that, it represents how happy we are that the duke and duchess have honoured us with their visit. Once again I, as a Moroccan( living in Casablanca and dreaming of meeting them 😍😍😭) , am so happy and honoured that they’ve chosen our country and they are so welcomed here, we’re #SussexSquad 😍❤️" - Moroccan Royal Fan
On October 23rd 2015, William and Catherine visited Dundee, Scotland. Their first stop was at Dundee Rep Theatre where large crowds gathering outside to greet the Royal couple. When talking to a group of Dundee University students, Catherine said “I have very fond memories of coming to Dundee when I was a student.” Evie Walker, 8, said: “William was asking me what I like at school and what productions I have seen at the theatre and I said I like maths and I’ve seen James and the Giant Peach and the BFG. He said that he didn’t like maths.” At the Theatre one of the activities involved the Theatre’s Dramatherapy program, and another was a workshop with young people helped by mental health charities. William and Catherine then attended an anti-bullying workshop at a local drop-in center, The Corner. A young mother, Claire Wallace, said: “They were asking if we did dancing and someone told them yes. I asked them did you try Scottish country dancing at St Andrews. Kate said ‘Yes. We weren’t very good’.” Kate and William also visited Discovery Dundee, home to the tall ship Discovery, which carried Captain Robert Scott and explorer Earnest Shackleton on their historic voyage to Antarctica in 1901. The final stop for the day was at Abertay University. The couple met young people benefiting from BAFTA’s programs for those talented in the games industry.
Kate wore a bespoke royal blue coat, a black polo neck and royal blue kilt-style skirt by Christopher Kane. She accessorised with her Cornelia James ‘Imogen’ gloves, her black suede ‘Muse’ clutch by Stuart Weitzman, her black suede Aquatalia Rhumba boots and her diamond and sapphire earrings.
Earlier today the Duke and the Duchess of Sussex have arrived in Morocco 🇲🇦👸🏽🤴🏼 There wasn‘t a traditional getting-of the plane pic as the Duke and the Duchess flew commercial and other passengers had to get off the plane too🤷🏼♀️🙃 Then Harry inspected the guard of honour while Meghan was with the British Ambassador to Morocco Thomas Reilly and his wife Alix💫 @reillytsa is such an amazing person, he was so exciting (you have to look on his tweets) and he recently tweeted something very kind about Harry and Meghan(look in my story)😉 At the airport the two received dates and milk as it‘s an tradition in Morocco 🥛Then they were driven to the Royal Residence where they‘ll stay, to meet the Moroccan Crown Prince, Prince Moulay Hassan🤴🏻
Meghan wore a red @maisonvalentino dress in which she looked stunning😍🥰 Red has considerable historics signifance in Morocco and represents strength, hardiness, brave and valour on the moroccan flag 🇲🇦❤️
Can‘t wait for the next two days😍🎉 #duchessofsussex#dukeofsussex#duchessmeghan#meghanmarkle#princeharry#royalvisitmorocco#morocco#royalvisit#morocco#valentino#red#duchessofcambridge#royalfamily#britishroyalfamily#royaltour
I think #BabySussex is the most traveled baby in the wholewide womb. Lol. 😂 The little one has visited all continents except South America and Asia. WOW!! #RoyalVisitMorocco
How many continents have you visited?
NEW: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex landed in Morocco over an hour ago for one last royal tour before they become first-time parents! Harry and Meghan arrived hand-in-hand to the airport in Casablanca, where they were greeted by the British Ambassador to Morocco, Thomas Reilly, and his wife, Alix. The tour will also see them travel to the Atlas Mountains and the capital, Rabat. Meghan wore a red Valentino dress with an elegant embroidered cape detail. She styled her hair in a polished updo and carried a blush clutch, gloves and heels. Meghan opted for a red dress to represent the Moroccan flag. The red background on the country’s flag represents hardiness, bravery, strength and valour. The royal couple have travelled overseas to the North African country for the three-day visit at the request of Her Majesty’s Government. Reportedly, this last-minute Tour was organised to strengthen ties between the British and Moroccan economy, and to also make business deals with each other in case of a no-deal Brexit. Harry and Meghan will be staying privately at a royal residence as guests of King Mohammed VI. They will kick off a busy day of engagements on Sunday, with a visit to a boarding house for girls that ensures that girls from rural areas have access to education. They will then attend a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Morocco later that evening. Their tour will officially end on Monday with a series of visits centered around issues close to their hearts: women’s empowerment, girls’ education, inclusivity and encouragement of social entrepreneurship. Meghan looks SO gorgeous and elegant in Valentino, and there REALLY isn’t long now till the birth of Baby Sussex! Always love seeing our Duchess in red. 🌹😍❤️ #royalfamily#britishroyalfamily#royals#royalwedding#windsor#dukeofsussex#duchessofsussex#princeharry#meghanmarkle#harryandmeghan#dukeofcambridge#duchessofcambridge#princewilliam#katemiddleton#princegeorge#princesscharlotte#princelouis#kensingtonpalace#buckinghampalace#clarencehouse#royalvisitmorocco#princecharles#princessdiana#diana#like4like#princephilip#queenelizabeth#monarchy
THE SUSSEXES👑. Mama and Papa Sussex 😍😩 Meghan (in @maisonvalentino) and Harry landed at Casablanca Airport in Morocco 🇲🇦 and on arrival were welcomed by the lovely British Ambassador to Morocco, Thomas Reilly, who has been very very excited about this visit and his wife. Harry inspected a Guard of Honour at the airport ✈️ . Tonight they will have a private meeting with Crown Prince Moulay Hassan aged 15 (heir to the throne) at the royal residence they are staying at👑. 📸 Tim Rooke
The British Ambassador has said the Royal Visit will “focus on women’s empowerment, girls education, inclusivity and the encouragement of social entrepreneurship”. Adds Harry and Meghan will be shown “the transformational impact of community-based programmes and Morocco’s changing attitudes towards women”. 👏💝
Tomorrow (24th February)
- They will visit to Education for All (which provides education opportunities for girls in rural areas) and meeting students at Lycee Qualifiant school 📚 in Asni Town. In the evening they will attend a reception in Rabat hosted by the British Ambassador 🇬🇧 🥘 .