Meghan wore a white shirt dress for the first engagement on this final day of the tour.
The Duke and Duchess visited Youth Employment Services (YES) KAGO Community Hub in Tembisa, the largest township in north Johannesburg.
Harry and Meghan toured the facility and spoke with some of the entrepreneurs. Below they meet Chef Mish Da who’s restaurant, of the same name, provides quality and innovative modern food.
The couple learned about Blossom Care Solutions, a business “Aiming to provide every girl in SA with access to sanitary dignity.” It is owned by local women who make sanitary towels which are fully biodegradable. The company notes that almost 60% of South African teenage girls “do not have regular access to sanitary products and can miss up to 25% of the school year as a consequence.” Below, a quick video.
Video: Meghan & Harry were particularly interested in Blossom which makes fully compostable sanitary towels. It’s a partnership owned by local women that can make 80,000 a month! A “bona fide business made by young women for young women!” pic.twitter.com/5EMa52YSTj
— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) October 2, 2019
Below, Harry & Meghan meet entrepreneur Moss who shows off his organic lettuces he’s growing to sell in local restaurants.
The image below shows the lettuce Moss produces in the greenhouse.
Both Meghan and Harry delivered remarks. From Sussex Royal, Harry’s opening statement.
“It’s moments like today and meeting all of you, that inspires us. Whether supporting young entrepreneurs, empowering women and girls, or challenging the issue of gender-based violence; whether it’s been planting trees, clearing landmines, or protecting the most beautiful creatures and places on the planet, these experiences have affirmed our love of Africa, and the issues that are so important to us.”
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We will firmly stand up for what we believe. We are fortunate enough to have a position that gives us amazing opportunities, and we want to do all we can to play our part in building a better world.
We will always seek to challenge injustice and to speak out for those who may feel unheard. So no matter your background, your nationality, your age or gender, your sexuality, your physical ability, no matter your circumstance or colour or of your skin – we believe in you, and we intend to spend our entire lives making sure you have the opportunity to succeed – and to change the world.”
Meghan spoke next.
Below, a video clip of Meghan’s speech.
Meghan praises Blossom Care Solutions, telling the all-female team: “I’m so proud of you, in the business that you’re creating, and also being able to now control your own purse stings, because when you have that level of independence, my goodness, you can do anything!” pic.twitter.com/aEC0f9GnHH
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) October 2, 2019
Meghan wore a cream white, midi length shirt dress for this morning’s engagement.
The dress is the limited edition Tencel Shirt Dress by ethical Cape Town label Hannah Lavery.
The earrings are done in a gold-tone with a sterling silver post back, a red cotton tassel and pink jade stone. They have a 2 1/4″ drop and are 1/4″ wide.
Thank you to @HeavenQRF of the UFO No More team for the ID on these!
The Duchess wore a beaded bracelet that was given to her yesterday while visiting a private school for girls from The Teddy Bear Clinic.
Meghan wore her Stuart Weitzman ‘Legend’ pumps in Haze Beige again. The style is no longer available. The retailer offers a similar style, ‘The Leigh’, $398
This piece from ITN’s Royal Family Channel runs about 1 minute and has snippets of the remarks made by both royals.