Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit an equestrian centre in Rabat

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She began the day in a relatively casual ensemble but Meghan was back to her signature glamour for her final engagement in Morocco on Monday.

The Duchess of Sussex switched her jeans and t-shirt combo for an elegant pleated black dress and a recycled cream jacket from Babaton which she had previously worn to watch Harry at the polo last year.

The heavily-pregnant mother finished her look with a pair of Manolo Blahnik sling-backs which she was spotted wearing yesterday and a pair of statement gold earrings by GAS Bijoux. 

Harry too had changed, swapping his chinos and puffa jacket for a sand coloured suit as he joined Meghan for a visit to the Social Entrepreneurs event and market in the Andalusian Gardens. 

The Duke and Duchess will hear about youth empowerment in Morocco from a number of young social entrepreneurs. 

She and Harry arrived hand in hand at their third engagement on Monday, having put on a very tactile display throughout the day.  

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex could be seen beaming at a stray cat who had wandered into their path as they arrived at their final engagement in Morocco today

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex could be seen beaming at a stray cat who had wandered into their path as they arrived at their final engagement in Morocco today

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex could be seen beaming at a stray cat who had wandered into their path as they arrived at their final engagement in Morocco today

Meghan appeared to have her eye on some locally made shoes as she and Harry toured the Social Entrepreneurs event and market in the Andalusian Gardens on their final day in Morocco 

Meghan appeared to have her eye on some locally made shoes as she and Harry toured the Social Entrepreneurs event and market in the Andalusian Gardens on their final day in Morocco 

Meghan appeared to have her eye on some locally made shoes as she and Harry toured the Social Entrepreneurs event and market in the Andalusian Gardens on their final day in Morocco 

The couple were welcomed to the gardens by three-year-old Imogen and Tabitha who presented a delighted Meghan with a rose upon her arrival

The couple were welcomed to the gardens by three-year-old Imogen and Tabitha who presented a delighted Meghan with a rose upon her arrival

The couple were welcomed to the gardens by three-year-old Imogen and Tabitha who presented a delighted Meghan with a rose upon her arrival

The sweet pair both presented the royal with a flower each, with one of the young royal fans holding a Union Jack flag 

The sweet pair both presented the royal with a flower each, with one of the young royal fans holding a Union Jack flag 

The sweet pair both presented the royal with a flower each, with one of the young royal fans holding a Union Jack flag 

The two children had even made a sign welcoming the couple to their country, which they held up waiting patiently for their arrival 

The two children had even made a sign welcoming the couple to their country, which they held up waiting patiently for their arrival 

The two children had even made a sign welcoming the couple to their country, which they held up waiting patiently for their arrival 

Harry too had changed, swapping his chinos and puffa jacket for a sand coloured suit as he joined Meghan for a visit to the Social Entrepreneurs event and market in the Andalusian Gardens

Harry too had changed, swapping his chinos and puffa jacket for a sand coloured suit as he joined Meghan for a visit to the Social Entrepreneurs event and market in the Andalusian Gardens

Harry too had changed, swapping his chinos and puffa jacket for a sand coloured suit as he joined Meghan for a visit to the Social Entrepreneurs event and market in the Andalusian Gardens

The parents-to-be were seen admiring the traditional Moroccan arts and crafts on display in the walled public garden amid exotic plants, flowers and fruit trees. 

During the visit the Duke of Sussex called for more pressure to be put on big companies to end the manufacture of single-use plastic bottles.

Highlighting the importance of recycling, he said they were not doing enough to reduce the amount of plastic waste.

Harry spoke as he and the duchess met entrepreneurs in Morocco who have started companies aimed at tackling the country’s social, economic and environmental problems.

Talking to Youssef Chaqor, who runs a recycling company called Eko-Geste, Harry said: ‘You need to put more pressure on the big companies.’

He said that while big companies might give money to environmental projects, ‘they are still producing single-use plastic bottles.’

He added: ‘Go to the source!’

The couple met the social entrepreneurs at the National Museum of Jewellery in the Andalusian Gardens in Rabat.

The couple posed with a group of school children after taking part in a cookery demonstration earlier today

The couple posed with a group of school children after taking part in a cookery demonstration earlier today

The couple posed with a group of school children after taking part in a cookery demonstration earlier today

The couple enjoyed tasting a variety of traditional Moroccan dishes at the cookery class with Meghan describing the food as 'delicious' 

The couple enjoyed tasting a variety of traditional Moroccan dishes at the cookery class with Meghan describing the food as 'delicious' 

The couple enjoyed tasting a variety of traditional Moroccan dishes at the cookery class with Meghan describing the food as ‘delicious’ 

Talking to another business which recycles the waste from olive oil production into cosmetics, the duchess opened a jar of black Moroccan soap and said: ‘Oh, it smells incredible.’

She added: ‘Congratulations – very impressive.’

Looking at a stand which featured wallets and shoes made from cured fish skin, the duchess told PhD student Nawal Allaoui: ‘It’s very clever.’

Meghan asked what happened when it got wet, but she replied: ‘It’s waterproof.’

Harry congratulated her on moving away from snakeskin and crocodile skin.

Meghan said: ‘It’s really amazing not to use exotics like that, and instead use something sustainable that would otherwise go to waste. But they still have a fashionable impact.’

The couple also met the founders of Zyne, a luxury shoe brand employing women from the poor parts of Morocco. Its shoes sell for between £400 and £600.

Zineb Britel said the duchess admired a pair of shoes called El Nido made from raffia with a distinctive round heel. ‘She said, ‘Wow, this is a kickass heel.’

As they left the museum, they passed a stray cat which Harry paused to point out.

Outside the couple were shown an array of craft stands, including ornate wooden boxes carved by Mustafa Dennouch.

He gave the duchess a necklace of cedarwood balls, and gave Harry what he called ‘a magic box’ made from sandalwood which Harry at first tried to refuse.

Twisting the lid reveals four hidden compartments. ‘It is sandalwood, it is a good smell.’

Driss Sakhi gave them an ornate handmade bronze platter, and showed them a photograph of him giving Prince Charles a box when he visited Fez in 2011.

The couple also left with a leather pouffe, possibly for their new home at Frogmore Cottage, Windsor. 

The couple will then travel to Rabat where they will meet King Mohammed VI and stay the night privately in Rabat, before flying back to London tomorrow. 

Meghan could be seen sampling dates after she was presented with an enormous bunch of red roses 

Meghan could be seen sampling dates after she was presented with an enormous bunch of red roses 

Meghan could be seen sampling dates after she was presented with an enormous bunch of red roses 

The couple were treated to a musical performance from a local band as they made their way through the gardens

The couple were treated to a musical performance from a local band as they made their way through the gardens

The couple were treated to a musical performance from a local band as they made their way through the gardens

The couple were brought to a halt when a stray cat crossed their path as they descended the steps at the Andalusian Gardens

The couple were brought to a halt when a stray cat crossed their path as they descended the steps at the Andalusian Gardens

The couple were brought to a halt when a stray cat crossed their path as they descended the steps at the Andalusian Gardens

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex vowed to return to Morocco with their baby after sampling a selection of classic national dishes on Monday.

Harry and Meghan took up the offer of a meal for ‘the whole family’ from top chef Moha Fedal, who hosts the North African nation’s version of Masterchef.

He told the couple: ‘I hope to cook for you next time,’ as they joined him for a cookery demonstration with underprivileged children in the capital Rabat.

He is already a fan of the chef’s work, having visited his famous Dar Moha restaurant on a secret visit to Marrakech just before the royal wedding, in April 2018.

Although Moha would not be drawn on the secret trip, he admitted with a smile: ‘He (Harry) loves pastilla – the sweet and savoury – and kefta.’ 

During their visit to the colourful Villa Des Ambassadeurs, a privately owned guest house set up with temporary cooking stations, the royal couple sampled an array of fragrant and spicy dishes, including the pigeon pastilla Harry is so fond of.

And while Meghan is known to be an ethical and healthy eater she is not vegetarian, also tucking into the meaty treat and declaring it ‘delicious’. 

The pigeon pastilla, similar to a filo pie filled with the game, is thought to be what the prince dined on when he first visited Moha’s restaurant last year and is said to have been very taken with them.  

During her tour of the market Meghan was presented with a locally made necklace as a gift, much to her delight 

During her tour of the market Meghan was presented with a locally made necklace as a gift, much to her delight 

During her tour of the market Meghan was presented with a locally made necklace as a gift, much to her delight 

The mother-to-be bowed her head as the gentlemen helped her to put the wooden pendent around her neck 

The mother-to-be bowed her head as the gentlemen helped her to put the wooden pendent around her neck 

The mother-to-be bowed her head as the gentlemen helped her to put the wooden pendent around her neck 

Ever the attentive husband, Prince Harry could be seen assisting Meghan with her ponytail as the local man placed it around her neck 

Ever the attentive husband, Prince Harry could be seen assisting Meghan with her ponytail as the local man placed it around her neck 

Ever the attentive husband, Prince Harry could be seen assisting Meghan with her ponytail as the local man placed it around her neck 

The Duchess replied: ‘The whole family next time.’

The chef said: ‘You come with your baby to Marrakesh next time’ referring to the fact that the prince visited his restaurant in the city back in 2018. 

‘We would love to,’ said Meghan.

‘Come with your baby and I will cook for all three,’ he told Harry as he joined them.

The Duke – clearly inspired by the delicious spread he had sampled – replied: ‘We will cook for you!’ 

They arrived at the ornately decorated residence to a traditional welcome of dates and milk, which both royals eagerly sampled.

Inside they walked around the stations and chatted to the young cooks, aged between nine and 18, stopping to try mince and onion pastries (Harry) and Harira – a spicy chickpea soup (both).

Chef Moha handed them each a decorated ceramic bowl to try and they each took a sip.

‘C’est delicieux,’ said Meghan in French.

‘What’s in it?’ asked Harry, before joking, ‘It’s a secret recipe!’

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex tucked into some handmade pancakes on Monday during a visit to a cookery demonstration in Rabat 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex tucked into some handmade pancakes on Monday during a visit to a cookery demonstration in Rabat 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex tucked into some handmade pancakes on Monday during a visit to a cookery demonstration in Rabat 

Pregnant Meghan could be seen eagerly tucking into the sweet snack prepared by one of Morocco’s foremost chefs Dar Moha

Pregnant Meghan could be seen eagerly tucking into the sweet snack prepared by one of Morocco’s foremost chefs Dar Moha

Pregnant Meghan could be seen eagerly tucking into the sweet snack prepared by one of Morocco’s foremost chefs Dar Moha

One child said something in Arabic to the chef, who turned to the Duke and said: ‘He finds you a very good person.’

‘He is a good person,’ smiled the Duchess, putting an affectionate hand on her husband’s arm.

The children are cared for by three different charities, including Hadaf, an organisation which employs young people with Downs Syndrome, L’Association Musulmane de Bienfaisance and the Lalla Meriem Centre, founded by King Mohammed VI’s sister. 

Also on the menu: Moroccan pancakes with honey and Almond butter, a recipe by Cherine Mallah, taken from the Grendel cookbook which the Duchess helped to produce. 

The dish features in Together: Our Community Cookbook, which became a bestseller after Meghan launched it on a visit the Al Manaar cultural centre, which is at the heart of the community devastated by the Grenfell Tower fire.

The couple could also be seen drinking a traditional concoction the chef had prepared out of small bowls during their visit

The couple could also be seen drinking a traditional concoction the chef had prepared out of small bowls during their visit

The couple could also be seen drinking a traditional concoction the chef had prepared out of small bowls during their visit

Prince Harry seemed keen to sample some of the the snacks being made by the children at the cookery school today

Prince Harry seemed keen to sample some of the the snacks being made by the children at the cookery school today

Prince Harry seemed keen to sample some of the the snacks being made by the children at the cookery school today

Upon their arrival at the cookery class, local schoolchildren presented the couple with a hand painted canvas, which they appeared thrilled with

Upon their arrival at the cookery class, local schoolchildren presented the couple with a hand painted canvas, which they appeared thrilled with

Upon their arrival at the cookery class, local schoolchildren presented the couple with a hand painted canvas, which they appeared thrilled with

The mother-to-be  was seen putting on a tactile display with Prince Harry as the couple shared the sweet treat with a giggling Meghan unable to take her hands off her husband.  

Handed a pancake covered in Amlou – a blend of almond butter, argan oil and honey, Harry took a huge mouthful.

‘Big bite!’ laughed Meghan.

‘Bit late now!’ replied her husband.

Meghan developed the Together cookbook idea over a series of earlier private visits where she cooked with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen there. Sales of the book have allowed them to refurbish the facilities and expand their work in providing freshly prepared food for those displaced by the tragedy as well as other community groups.     

Heavily pregnant Meghan cut a casual figure in jeans and a Breton t-shirt as she arrived at an equestrian sports centre with Prince Harry on the couples final day in Morocco 

Heavily pregnant Meghan cut a casual figure in jeans and a Breton t-shirt as she arrived at an equestrian sports centre with Prince Harry on the couples final day in Morocco 

Heavily pregnant Meghan cut a casual figure in jeans and a Breton t-shirt as she arrived at an equestrian sports centre with Prince Harry on the couples final day in Morocco 

Meghan chose to recycle a J Crew jacket that she had been seen wearing in her early days of dating Prince Harry 

Meghan chose to recycle a J Crew jacket that she had been seen wearing in her early days of dating Prince Harry 

Meghan chose to recycle a J Crew jacket that she had been seen wearing in her early days of dating Prince Harry 

Earlier this morning the Duchess of Sussex claimed she felt ‘camera shy’ sometimes as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex began their second day in Morocco with a visit to the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports.

The couple were there to learn more about the country’s developing programme of equine therapy for children with special needs, funded by King Mohamed, who Harry and Meghan will have an audience with later today.

The couple watched a grooming session with three Shetland ponies – Caramel, a palomino, Xina, a piebald and Molly, a black pony – with some of the children who have benefitted from the Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT or Equi-therapy) programme, in one of the club’s outdoor manages.

‘Has anyone got any carrots?’ joked Harry, noticing that Molly was shaking. ‘She’s a bit nervous, this one,’ he said. Meghan joked: ‘Well, we all get a little camera shy, I understand.’ 

Meghan cut a casual figure in jeans and a Breton t-shirt on her final morning in Morocco.

The mother-to-be, who has been seen in a variety of brand new designer pieces of late, chose to recycle an old jacket today.

She paired her ensemble with a £185 khaki anorak by J Crew that she has previously been pictured wearing during the early days of her relationship with Harry and while she was still living in Toronto.

Meghan wore her brunette locks in a sleek ponytail as she and Harry arrived hand in hand at the stables.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are visiting the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports to learn more about Morocco’s developing programme of supporting children with special needs through equine therapy

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are visiting the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports to learn more about Morocco’s developing programme of supporting children with special needs through equine therapy

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are visiting the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports to learn more about Morocco’s developing programme of supporting children with special needs through equine therapy

And while she certainly opted for a more dressed down look this morning the Duchess added a little glamour to her ensemble in the form of a pair of heeled Stuart Weizman ankle boots. 

The couple arrived to an unusual welcome committee in the form of the horses, who poked their heads out of their stables upon their arrival.  

Animal-lover Meghan was eager to say hello with she and Harry seen petting the horses ahead of their tour of the equine centre.   

They were also introduced to Louis Broski, from Holland, the founder of the Centre Social Kariat in Sale, an organisation working with mentally and physically disabled young people.

Mr Broski, who has trained horses for more than 30 years, is one of the country’s leading figures in equine therapy. ‘It was a challenge,’ he told them. ‘I started with one child, but now 16 years later we have 100 children. My aim is for all disabled children to be fully integrated into Moroccan society.’

The couple were greeted by an unusual welcoming committee today in the form of the horses cared for at the stables 

The couple were greeted by an unusual welcoming committee today in the form of the horses cared for at the stables 

The couple were greeted by an unusual welcoming committee today in the form of the horses cared for at the stables 

Animal-lover Meghan was eager to say hello with she and Harry seen petting the horses ahead of their tour of the equine centre

Animal-lover Meghan was eager to say hello with she and Harry seen petting the horses ahead of their tour of the equine centre

Animal-lover Meghan was eager to say hello with she and Harry seen petting the horses ahead of their tour of the equine centre

‘That is just so important, and this is just a gorgeous space you have here,’ said Meghan, before being introduced to some of the young people Mr Broski brings to ride at the club.

Harry and Meghan met Ekram, 20, who has Down Syndrome, and began riding at the club a month ago. Speaking through a translator, she told them ‘I love the connection with the horses, it already makes me feel relaxed and more confident. And I like being outside, with nature.’

Meghan told her: ‘Wow, you’re very impressive. What an accomplished lady. I imagine it’s so therapeutic as well as meditative.’

Next, the couple were introduced to Driss, 24, who told them how his youth had involved violence and drugs but how the equine therapy has helped him regain confidence and made him feel ‘calmer’. Driss now has a job with the Centre Social Kariat and helps disadvantaged and disabled children develop their skills and learn how to ride.

Harry, who grew up riding and still plays polo, told him: ‘It’s amazing what you can do here. For someone like you, who must have lost so much trust in all sorts of people around you growing up, you’ve been able to put your trust in horses. The trust between us and horses, it’s a very special thing. I’m missing my old horses.’

Harry and Meghan also watched a riding demonstration in another outdoor manege, with three autistic children riding ponies, while one of the equine therapists explained how they start the children with grooming ponies before gradually building them up to ride. ‘It’s a wonderful, holistic approach,’ said Meghan.

The couple arrived at the stables hand in hand, with their busy day of engagements on their final day in Morocco 

The couple arrived at the stables hand in hand, with their busy day of engagements on their final day in Morocco 

The couple arrived at the stables hand in hand, with their busy day of engagements on their final day in Morocco 

The expectant parents put on a typically tactile display, holding hands as they toured the centre this morning 

The expectant parents put on a typically tactile display, holding hands as they toured the centre this morning 

The expectant parents put on a typically tactile display, holding hands as they toured the centre this morning 

Harry, who is a keen polo player, was a natural with the horses who appeared to take a liking to the prince 

Harry, who is a keen polo player, was a natural with the horses who appeared to take a liking to the prince 

Harry, who is a keen polo player, was a natural with the horses who appeared to take a liking to the prince 

Harry urges recycling firms to help end plastic waste 

The Duke of Sussex has urged recycling firms to put ‘more pressure’ on big companies to end the manufacture of single-use plastic bottles.

Harry’s comments came as he met entrepreneurs during his three-day tour of Morocco, who have started companies aimed at tackling the country’s social, economic and environmental problems.

Harry and Meghan visited the National Museum of Jewellery in the Andalusian Gardens in the capital Rabat today, admiring the local arts and crafts. 

Talking to Youssef Chaqor, who runs a recycling company called Eko-Geste, Harry asked if recycling in Morocco was like other parts of the world, ‘where they think they are recycling but they are not – it ends up being dumped’.

He went on to tell Mr Chaqor: ‘You need to put more pressure on the big companies.’

He said that while big companies might give money to environmental projects, ‘they are still producing single-use plastic bottles’.

He added: ‘Go to the source.’

Mr Chaqor’s business recycles used cooking oil into biofuel, and also has a mobile app which helps people recycle household products. The recycling is sold, and the money split between the collector, the company and the household. 

Asking them where they all from each day to work, Meghan said: ‘I imagine no matter where you all come from, it’s so worth it. It’s amazing what you all do here. Really impressive.’

Harry told them: ‘You’ve got the space, the horses, and the king’s support. Keep up the amazing work. It would be wonderful to see more of this across Morocco.’

The couple also met with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who have benefitted from the programmes at the centre, together with mental health charity and individuals involved. Meghan reverted back to her French again, wishing them ‘Bonne journee.’

The equine therapy programme relies on several organisations, including SOREC – the Royal Company for the Encouragement of Horses, SILA, a mental health charity supporting vulnerable communities and SPANA, the Society for the Protection of Animals and Nature.

Horse riding for children with special needs has been shown to improve children’s communication skills, boost their confidence and help them build relationships.   

Meghan seemed animated as she spoke with members of staff at the centre which is working to support children with special needs 

Meghan seemed animated as she spoke with members of staff at the centre which is working to support children with special needs 

Meghan seemed animated as she spoke with members of staff at the centre which is working to support children with special needs 

The mother-to-be could be seen gazing at her husband with adoration as he joked with workers on Monday morning 

The mother-to-be could be seen gazing at her husband with adoration as he joked with workers on Monday morning 

The mother-to-be could be seen gazing at her husband with adoration as he joked with workers on Monday morning 

Sunday night saw Meghan pull out all the stops in a in a sweeping kaftan-inspired Dior gown as she joined husband Prince Harry for a reception at the British ambassador’s residence in Morocco.

Mother-to-be Meghan looked radiant in the custom crystal-embellished cream number, which she teamed with metallic heels, a favourite pair of £6,950 diamond earrings and a satin clutch, also by Dior.

The royal couple, who are on a three-day tour of the North African country, spent the evening mingling with captains of industry, military officers, disabled athletes and young business leaders.

Issuing a clarion call to feminists, Meghan told a group of female executives and entrepreneurs that women around the world need to push the boundaries to advance their cause. ‘Women have to challenge everywhere in the world,’ she said.

The evening event was hosted by British ambassador Thomas Reilly and his wife Leah at their official residence in the capital of Rabat – a city which has been rocked by riots in recent days.

The appearance rounded off a busy second day of engagements, which saw Harry, 34, and Meghan travel to the town of Ansi in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains to visit a secondary school and meet pupils. The Duchess, who impressed by speaking in French, also took part in a traditional henna ceremony. 

On Sunday the Duchess of Sussex dazzled in a sweeping kaftan-inspired Dior gown as she joined husband Prince Harry for a reception at the British ambassador's residence in Morocco

On Sunday the Duchess of Sussex dazzled in a sweeping kaftan-inspired Dior gown as she joined husband Prince Harry for a reception at the British ambassador's residence in Morocco

On Sunday the Duchess of Sussex dazzled in a sweeping kaftan-inspired Dior gown as she joined husband Prince Harry for a reception at the British ambassador’s residence in Morocco

Mother-to-be Meghan, 37, looked radiant in the custom crystal-embellished cream number, which she teamed with metallic heels, a favourite pair of £6,950 diamond earrings and a satin clutch, also by Dior.

Mother-to-be Meghan, 37, looked radiant in the custom crystal-embellished cream number, which she teamed with metallic heels, a favourite pair of £6,950 diamond earrings and a satin clutch, also by Dior.

The Duchess of Sussex on Sunday night

The Duchess of Sussex on Sunday night

Mother-to-be Meghan, 37, looked radiant in the custom crystal-embellished cream number, which she teamed with metallic heels, a favourite pair of £6,950 diamond earrings and a satin clutch, also by Dior