Getty images
Getty images

Duchess Meghan Looks Chic in Short Beige Dress for Johannesburg University Visit without Harry and Archie

Comfort Omovre
Oct 02, 2019
10:30 A.M.

Meghan Markle stepped out alone for an engagement at the University of Johannesburg dressed in a short beige dress, that gave her a chic look.


The Royal Sussex tour of Africa is about to end, but before packing up, and returning to the UK, Meghan Markle, stepped out without Prince Harry who is in Malawi, and baby Archie, whom she left in the care of a nanny.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images


Markle had an engagement at the University of Johannesburg, and she wore a short beige dress to the event. The trench-coat style dress featured a V-neck, sleeveless arm, button design, and a fabric belt. It sells on the Banana Republic for $116, and she matched it with stiletto heels.

A 17 seconds video clip shared by Daily Mail correspondent, Rebecca English, on Twitter showed the Duchess of Sussex arriving to a cheering crowd, with the wind in her loose hair. She waved at the crowd as she walked towards the entrance.


Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Susana Giavan, the Director of the British Council, and Joanna Newman, the Secretary-General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, met the Duchess of Sussex at the gate.

Markle joined the ACU as a patron in January and has been working with them in educating the female gender on the importance of higher education. At the University, the former actress took part in a round table discussion on female and gender equality in higher education.


The Duchess while stating the importance of providing support for students to attend universities, said,

"… Education and higher education specifically is such a key element for growth; for economic growth, and personal growth."

And she asked for more grants and scholarships for tertiary institutions. Professor Marwala commended Markle for being a symbol of inspiration to women around the world, specifically Africans. He said:

"Meghan will absolutely inspire women because she is black."


The Duchess arrived Johannesburg after a restful weekend spent with Archie, and on Monday, she secretly visited Victoria Yards Initiative, a social enterprise scheme backed by the British Council. The initiative provides an avenue for local artisans, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs to showcase their talents.

While at the Yard, Markle revealed she used to have a workshop for bookbinding, and taught young people how to bind books. She patronized the bookbinders by purchasing three little blank notebooks, made from recycled goods; a testament to the Duchess's environmental conservation efforts.

The Royal Sussex Africa tour ends on October 2nd.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Harry Revealed Pregnant Meghan Wanted to End Her Life ⁠— She Lived So He Would Not Lose Another Loved One

April 19, 2022

Prince Harry Wants to Make Sure Queen Is ‘Protected’ While He Lives in America Where He Calls His ‘Home’ Now

April 20, 2022

Meghan Markle Left ‘Disappointed’ When She Met & Realised Who Kate Middleton Was - Kate Once Made Her Cry

February 22, 2022

Prince Charles Hopes to See Harry and Meghan Visiting However They Don’t Feel ‘Safe’ in the UK

January 24, 2022

Queen's Death May Result in Meghan & Harry Being Separated or Having a 'Commuter Arrangement,' Claims Expert

September 08, 2022

Prince Harry Cried after Meghan Miscarried Baby While Clutching Archie — They Were Later 'Blessed' with Lilibet

May 17, 2022

Kate & Harry 'Got on like They'd Known Each Other Forever' — She Helped Him Fill Hole Left by Diana's Death

September 23, 2022

Harry & Meghan Reportedly Might Use Kids as a ‘Weapon’ for Family Reunion Though She Does Not Want to Return

April 03, 2022

Meghan Markle ‘No Longer Cares’ if She Is Welcome in UK Though Prince Harry Is ‘Desperate’ to Return, Reports Say

February 24, 2022

Sentimental Jewels Meghan Markle Inherited from Diana Including Those That Princess Wore before Her Death

May 02, 2022

Meghan Markle Felt Sorry for Kate Who Had to Put Makeup & Heels on Hours after Giving Birth, Source Claims

April 20, 2022

Charles Introduced Camilla to His Sons after Diana's Death — Harry Allegedly Still 'Can't Stand' Her

May 02, 2022

Meghan Is 'Almost More Unmanageable' to Royal Family Than Diana & They 'Had It All Over Again', Claimed Royal Expert

May 04, 2022

Camilla Felt Free to Publicly Hold Hands & Kiss Meghan Markle, Whom She Allegedly Later Called 'Ungrateful'

February 27, 2022