Meghan Opened Up About Missing Harry During Their Tour SplitOctober 2, 2019
Meghan and husband Harry reunited on Tuesday evening after she revealed that she had missed him “so much”. Meghan admitted that travelling with baby Archie had been “a full plate,” but said “we’re making it work. It’s worth it.”
The five months old baby Archie and Duchess of Sussex stayed behind in South Africa while Harry visited Botswana, Angola and Malawi, and spending five nights away from his family.
However, she had her own solo engagements to working around her baby boy’s routine, including Tuesday’s outings to the University of Johannesburg and Action Aid.
On the question of how her family’s tour affected her – she replied:
“Oh my goodness, well, we’re doing well. I think the schedule – they have been very kind to me because everything is based around Archie’s feed times. So it’s a full plate, but we’re making it work. It’s worth it.”
After her visit to Action Aid, Meghan, who spoke to the UK media, was asked whether she thought she brings something new to the way the royal family connects with people in countries like South Africa, having delivered her powerful “I am a woman of colour speech” on day one.
She replied: “The Commonwealth is a very diverse place with 53 countries, and so being a part of this family, and the platform that comes with that, is an incredible responsibility that I take really seriously.”
The Duchess of Sussex continued: “Being able to be in Africa and South Africa – it’s my first time being in this country – has been really powerful, and Harry has continued on in a couple [of] other countries. We are reuniting today, which I can’t wait for, I miss him so much! But I think for us it has been a really special trip because you get to see when you’re focusing on the causes that are really important to us, you can see that the impact is good, and it feels meaningful.”
She also talked about her support for those tackling the epidemic of gender-based violence in South Africa.
“It’s been very important to me for a long time to focus on women’s and girls’ rights, and especially their empowerment,” she said.
“So to be able to see this from afar, and then now see the work that’s being done on the ground – I think what’s really key is to focus on the work that needs to be done, but also how much incredible work is being done, and to be able to be here and help support those people who are really actively working to champion the rights of women and girls.” With that, she headed back to baby Archie to prepare for Harry’s return and their final day on tour.
On Wednesday, after completing another four engagements, including meetings with Graca Machel, widow of Nelson Mandela, and South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa, the royal couple and baby Archie are flying back to the UK.