Meghan Markle Wears Headscarf & Maxi Dress to Visit Oldest Mosque in South Africa with Prince Harry
Meghan Markle visited the oldest mosque in South Africa with Prince Harry, wearing a maxi dress and a headscarf.
Meghan Markle continued day two of the "Royal Sussex Tour," with Prince Harry with a visit to Auwal Mosque, in Cape Town. It is the oldest mosque in South Africa.
THE DUCHESS IN A HEADSCARF
Sussex Royal, shared photos from the visit on the Royal couple's Instagram account. Markle wore an army green maxi dress with a cream headscarf. She let her hair down underneath the scarf and wore comfortable nude flats from Sam Edelman.
The mosque is in Bo-Kaap neighborhood of Cape Town, South Africa, it has been in existence since 1794, and slaves were not allowed to practice Islam until the British came. The Duke and Duchess got to meet the Imam Sheikh Ismail Lonalt, and the leader of the Muslim community, Mohamed Groen.
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More images from Heritage Day in Bo Kaap. As part of their visit, Their Royal Highnesses visited the Auwal Mosque – the first and oldest Mosque in South Africa. Standing as a symbol of the freedom of former slaves to worship, the Mosque hosts events with Muslim, Christian and Jewish young leaders, and encourages friendship and understanding between South Africa's varied communities. The Duke and Duchess also got to view the first known manuscript of the Qu’ran in Africa, drafted by Tuan Guru from memory, whilst he was imprisoned on Robben Island. ••• Heritage Day celebrated the great diversity of cultures, beliefs and traditions that make up the rainbow nation. Bo Kaap streets filled with colour and music while Their Royal Highnesses were welcomed to one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Cape Town. The area has seen inter-community tension rise over the last few years, yet days like today show how faith, traditions, food and music bring people together, and celebrate the things that unite each and every one of us. #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica • Photo ©️ Shutterstock / PA images
Rebecca Enhlish of The Daily Mail shared on Twitter, photos of the couple meeting with key leaders of the Islamic faith. In a separate post by the journalist, the Duke and Duchess met with Father Lapsey, an Anglican leader, and friend of the Muslim community.
The parents-of-one also got to view the first manuscript of the Quran in South Africa. It was written from memory by Tuan Guru, an Imam who was a prisoner on Robben Island during apartheid.
SHE SWITCHED THE SCARF FOR A FLOWER
The second day of the tour also marked South Africa's Heritage Day, and after the visit to the Auwal Mosque, Markle and Prince Harry got treated to a cultural dance performance.
Inside the mosque..... pic.twitter.com/XCIfmMVSTF— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) September 24, 2019
The Duke and Duchess met with Jacky Poking, a community leader on Chippiani Street, and the former actress traded her scarf for a pink flower nearly tucked into her hair.
Harry and Meghan are now at the top of Chippiani Street, meeting community leader Jacky Poking to watch a cultural performance🎶 pic.twitter.com/VuovCJJu5K— Omid Scobie (@scobie) September 24, 2019
Markle will join Prince Harry for the rest of their engagements in South Africa, before he continues alone to Malawi, Angola, and Botswana.