Meghan Markle, Prince Harry glamorous moments in Nigeria

By Tosin Brown

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were well coordinated with their looks during the multiple receptions since the Sussxes visit to Nigeria.\

Following their first stop at Nigeria: ‘Unconquered,’ a national charity working in tandem with Prince Harry’s Invictus Games, on Saturday, May 11, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a reception for military families and the widow association at the Defense Headquarters Officers Mess in Abuja.

At the event, the couple matched in linen ensembles. Meghan went glam in a St. Agni white strapless column linen dress, while Harry wore a cream linen suit.

Hosted by the Chief of Defense Staff, General Christopher Musa, the couple used to opportunity to speak to families of servicemen and women.

Shortly after being seated, the couple rose along with everyone else to listen to the national anthems. The ceremony began with “God Save The King,” and was followed by the Nigerian anthem.

The Sussex couple were then treated to a dance performance by a group of energetic dancers and drummers and heard testimonies from wounded warriors.

27-year-old Lance Corporal Peacemaker Azuegbulam, despite having a prosthetic leg after being shot, shared his plans to participate in alpine skiing and skeleton sliding at the Vancouver Invictus Games.

Meghan and Harry were also shown a computer-generated tour of a new planned Invictus Centre that will be a haven of physical and mental rehabilitation for wounded service personnel.

During the series of speeches, Abike Dabiri Erewa, chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, claimed that “Princess Meghan is a Nigerian!”

She said she wasn’t surprised when Meghan said on her podcast that she had Nigerian heritage.

In her words, “I was excited but not surprised. Because she is beautiful, intelligent, diligent and hardworking and she stands firm in the midst of challenges. Prince Harry, you married the best — our daughter, our friend, Princess Meghan. I hope you come back again, again, and again.”

Dabiri-Erewa went further to say, “Princess Meghan, you married the best man.”

Dabiri-Erewa went further to hand over his and hers traditional Aso-Oke outfits to the Sussex couple saying: “They are an amazing couple. They’re humble, down-to-earth, and they look so good together. The love is there; you feel it.”

In his speech, Harry shared his heartfelt gratitude to the Chief of Defense Staff and the Defense Minister saying, “Your reception and energy have been nothing but remarkable,” he said.

He also acknowledged the tragic loss of the brave souls who’ve lost their lives in recent conflicts in the country saying, “It reminds us of the true of service and the profound impact of conflict of children, families, and nations. My deepest condolences to all of the families.”

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