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September 25, 2019

Meghan Markle Wears Headscarf & Maxi Dress to Visit Oldest Mosque in South Africa with Prince Harry

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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.

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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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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.

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SHE SWITCHED THE SCARF FOR A FLOWER

Markle's dress to the mosque showed her commitment to protecting the earth. It is 100% recycled nylon, and sells for $325, while her nude flats sells for $100.

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.

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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.

Markle will join Prince Harry for the rest of their engagements in South Africa, before he continues alone to Malawi, Angola, and Botswana.

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