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In Pictures: Young fans delighted as Harry and Meghan arrive in South Africa

The Sussexes left four-month-old son Archie with his nanny while they met children who live in the Nyanga township in Cape Town.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex meet a group of dancers at the Nyanga Township in Cape Town (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex meet a group of dancers at the Nyanga Township in Cape Town (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

By PA Reporters

There was an ecstatic welcome for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the first day of their tour of Africa.

Harry and Meghan left four-month-old son Archie with his nanny while they visited Nyanga township, one of Cape Town’s largest black settlements, to see the work of the Justice Desk, a human rights organisation, which is supporting the development of the settlement’s children.

The organisation is supported by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, which has Harry as its president and Meghan as vice-president.

The Duke of Sussex is handed a drawing by a young boy (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Meghan receives a hug from the welcoming committee (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
The Sussexes were presented with a gift for son Archie (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Meghan joins in with dancers as she leaves the Nyanga Township (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Earlier she stood on a tree stump to speak to the crowd (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Hundreds of fans were there to greet the royal couple (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Musicians performed for the visitors (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Meghan strokes the head of one of the township’s children (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Children from the Nyanga Township in Cape Town were patient to greet their visitors (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Meghan wore a dress by the label Mayamiko, an ethical and sustainable woman’s wear and lifestyle brand, producing clothes made in Malawi (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Meghan wears a bracelet with the word ‘justice’ (Ian Vogler/PA)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were later spotted arriving for a visit to the District Six Museum in Cape Town (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
The royal couple went on an impromptu walkabout (Mark Large/PA)
Gathered crowds were delighted to see the duchess (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex listened to the stories of people who were forcibly removed from District Six during the Apartheid era (Mark Large/PA)
Harry and Meghan also visited the District Six Homecoming Centre (Facundo Arrizbalaga/PA)
The duke and duchess were well fed at the centre, which offers a place for former residents to meet and cook (Facundo Arrizbalaga/PA)



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