After a successful and engaging first full day in Morocco, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex began the second day of their Moroccan tour with a visit to an equine therapy project at the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports.
The centre in Rabat is being used to help children with extra needs, through working with horses. The founder Louis Broski started with one child sixteen years ago – now more than 100 children attend the centre, which is funded by King Mohammed VI.
The royal couple, who are both horse lovers, joined a horse-grooming session and chatted with staff and some of the children, before being treated to a riding demonstration.
Next stop were the glorious Andalusian Gardens, to the north of the city. These gardens are set in the grounds of a former palace and are a favourite destination for locals and visitors alike, with manicured lawns, shady spots and a friendly population of cats!
On arrival at the gardens Harry and Meghan were serenaded with traditional Gnawa singing, and shown a selection of traditional Moroccan crafts including carpets, copper and silver engravings, carved wooden boxes, leather items and pottery.
They were there to learn about a youth empowerment initiative, which helps young entrepreneurs who have started companies aimed at tackling the country’s social, economic and environmental problems. Sustainability is an important subject in Morocco, and one that is close to the royal couple’s hearts.
Their tour came to an official end with a visit to King Mohammed VI in his Rabat palace. On arrival at the palace, Harry handed the King a letter from his grandmother Queen Elizabeth, reemphasising the strong connections between the two kingdoms. Then he and Meghan enjoyed a tea ceremony with the King and the Royal family to bring their Moroccan trip to a convivial conclusion.
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