The UK’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have officially resigned from royal duties, citing intense press scrutiny.
Rabat – The UK’s Prince Harry met Morocco’s Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani during the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London on January 20.
Harry’s participation will be his last official royal duty before he steps down from his role as Prince of the UK.
The Instagram account of the Sussex Royals shared a photo of El Othmani and Prince Harry shaking hands at the summit.
The Prince also met with leaders from Malawi, Mozambique, and Morocco.
The meetings touched on investment in “renewable energy, jobs, tourism. and environmental issues.”
Despite his intention to step down from royal duties, the Instagram post revealed Prince Harry’s intention to remain engaged with environmental issues and to collaborate with African nations.
“The Duke of Sussex’s love for Africa is well known—he first visited the continent at the age of thirteen and more than two decades later, the people, culture, wildlife, and resilient communities continue to inspire and motivate him every day,” the Instagram post concluded.
Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, visited Morocco in February 2019. The royals visited several places, including Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, where they spent a day with locals.
The UK and Morocco are determined to boost their cooperation after the UK leaves the EU on January 31.
El Othmani vowed that Morocco will work to strengthen relations between the UK and Africa after Brexit.
Harry and Meghan decided to step down from their royal duties earlier this month, citing the extreme pressure put on them by the British media.
On January 18, the Prince’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, officially confirmed the couple’s decision to resign from royal duties and become financially independent.
Harry is fifth in line for the British throne, after his father, his elder brother, and two nephews.
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This morning at the UK-Africa Investment Summit, hosted by the UK Government, The Duke of Sussex met with leaders from Malawi 🇲🇼 , Mozambique 🇲🇿 and Morocco 🇲🇦- touching on investment in renewable energy, jobs, tourism, and environmental issues. The Duke has been involved in various causes in Africa for over a decade, and has helped to initiate a number of key projects in the region surrounding conservation and tourism, the threat posed by landmines and the HIV/AIDS epedemic. During their recent visit to Southern Africa last September, The Duke and Duchess met with project teams working to encourage youth employment, entrepreneurship, education and health. Through their roles as President and Vice President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, The Duke and Duchess have worked to support a growing network of young change-makers across the Commonwealth and will continue to do so, especially in the run up to CHOGM 2020. The Duke of Sussex’s love for Africa is well known – he first visited the continent at the age of thirteen and more than two decades later, the people, culture, wildlife and resilient communities continue to inspire and motivate him every day. Photo © PA