Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have travelled to one of Morocco’s most prestigious equestrian clubs to learn about how therapy using horses can benefit children with disabilities

The couple walked hand-in-hand as they arrived at the Royal Equestrian Sports Complex in Rabat on Monday.

The royal pair walked past horses in a stable block and reached out to stroke the animals.

Harry and Meghan also attended a cooking activity where children from under-privileged backgrounds prepared Moroccan traditional food with the help from the chefs.

 

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Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, visit the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equitation Sports in Rabat, Morocco, Monday Feb. 25, 2019. The royal couple are expecting their first child in Spring 2019. (Hannah Mckay/Pool via AP)

 

The children also made pancakes using a recipe from the cookbook Together: Our Community Cookbook. Meghan was the driving force behind the book’s publication, which was worked on and raised money for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire in London.

 

Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, drink from bowls as they visit a cooking school demonstration at the Villa des Ambassadors in Rabat, Morocco, Monday Feb. 25, 2019. The royal couple sampled food, where children from under-privileged backgrounds learn traditional Moroccan recipes from one of Moroccos foremost chefs. (Tim P. Whitby/Pool via AP)

 

Over the weekend, Meghan and Harry visited a girls’ school in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains

In the Atlas Mountains, they will meet girls at a boarding house run by ‘Education for All’, an NGO that builds dormitories near schools to reduce school drop-out rates among girls aged 12 to 18.

 

Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit the ‘Education for All’ boarding house in Asni Town in Morocco, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on a three day visit to the country. (AP Photo/Mosa’ab Elshamy)

 

Britain’s Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is greeted as she arrives with Prince Harry for a visit to an ‘Education for All’ boarding house in Asni Town in Morocco, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on a three day visit to the country. (AP Photo/Mosa’ab Elshamy)

 

The boarding house, run by the Moroccan NGO ‘Education for All’ (EFA), received the couple with a song recital.

They dropped into a classroom and spoke to girls studying for exams.

The duchess asked two girls about what courses they would like to study at university and the careers they would like to pursue.

“Astronomy!” one of the two girls said. “Teacher!” the other added, according to a video posted on Twitter.

Around 200 girls live in the five existing EFA boarding houses. A sixth one is currently being built.

 

Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex pose for a photo during an Investiture for Michael McHugo the founder of ‘Education for All’ with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, in Asni Town in Morocco, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on a three day visit to the country. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool)

 

The two royals also visited the Lycée Collegial Le Grand Atlas, the school next to the boarding houses, where students were practising
their English.

The couple wrapped up their tour with an engagement with the Moroccan King Mohammed VI on Monday at Rabat’s royal guest palace

The king offered a tea ceremony in honour of the British royals, the Moroccan official MAP news agency reported.

 

Britain’s Prince Harry, centre and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, meet King Mohammed VI of Morocco, at his residence, on the third day of the tour of Morocco, in Rabat, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. (Yui Mok/Pool Photo via AP)

 

In this photo taken on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, provided by the Moroccan Royal Palace and distributed by the Moroccan News Agency (MAP), Morocco’s crown prince Moulay Hassan, left, greets Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex at a Royal Residence in Rabat, Morocco. The royal couple, who are expecting their first child in the Spring, will be in Morocco for a three day visit. (Moroccan Royal Palace via AP)

 

The three day Moroccan visit, which began on Saturday, at the request of the British government, is the second to the kingdom in recent years by a member of the royal family, following a trip by Prince Charles in 2011.

Queen Elizabeth visited Morocco in 1980.

The brief visit to Morocco is expected to be Meghan’s last international trip before she gives birth to the couple’s first child in April.

Author: ANA Newswire