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Prince Harry and Meghan’s Nigeria Visit: A Celebration of Culture and Empowerment.

Prince Harry and Meghan’s visit to Nigeria was a heartwarming celebration of culture, empowerment, and community.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, recently embarked on a three-day visit to Nigeria, where they were treated to a vibrant display of culture, fashion, and dance. The couple’s trip aimed to promote mental health for soldiers and empower young people, and they were warmly received by the West African nation.

Upon arrival in Lagos, the country’s largest city, the couple was greeted with a lively performance by a troupe of dancers at the airport. The energetic routine, which included acrobatic moves and a salute exchange between Harry and a young dancer, set the tone for a memorable visit.

Meghan, dressed in a white top and traditional Nigerian aso oke fabric, wrapped around her waist, embraced the local culture with grace and enthusiasm. The aso oke, a patterned handwoven fabric reserved for special occasions, was a gift from a group of women the day before.

The couple’s first stop was a local charity, Giants of Africa, which uses basketball to empower young people. They were treated to another round of dancing before unveiling a partnership between the organization and their Archewell Foundation. Harry praised the charity’s work, saying, “What you guys are doing here at Giants of Africa is truly amazing… The power of sport can change lives. It brings people together and creates community, and there are no barriers, which is the most important thing.”

The couple then attended a fundraiser for Nigeria’s soldiers wounded in the country’s fight against Islamic extremists and other armed groups. The event was related to Harry’s Invictus Games, which Nigeria hopes to host in the future.

Finally, they were hosted at the Lagos State Government House, where Meghan received another handwoven Nigerian fabric. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu extended an invitation for the couple to return, saying, “We’ve extended an additional invitation to them that they can always come back when they want to.”

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