Learning From The Royals

Prince Harry and Meghan dancing with kids from a Cape Town township

Here in South Africa we’ve been celebrating Heritage Day every year since 1995, as a reminder and expression of our cultural diversity.
How we celebrate mostly, is a braai (similar to a BBQ) with friends, gathering around a fire, having a drink and shooting the breeze.

This year it coincided with the Royal Tour of the Duke & Duchess of Sussex that commenced with a visit in Cape Town. Prince Harry and Meghan definitely provided us with some great tips to emulate:

  • Humanity – they reached out to a community that is deemed too dangerous by hugging the children, getting down on their haunches and/or making eye contact.
  • Understanding – they spent time in museums to learn the impact of our history on communities.
  • Commitment – they used their voices to speak out about violence against women and children.
  • Celebration – they danced, laughed and shared moments of joy.
  • Sharing – they sat down to taste and show appreciation of food.

Imagine if all people from all walks of life tried these five things.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, visit Auwal Mosque, the first and oldest mosque in South Africa (225-years), in the Bo Kaap district of Cape Town, South Africa, September 24, 2019. (Tim Rooke/Pool via REUTERS) Images courtesy of ANN and South Africa Daily, words courtesy of Cape Times

Archie meets the Arch: Kiss for royal baby from Desmond Tutu
What a way to make a debut. Having wondered when baby Archie might appear on the Duke and Duchess of Sussexes’ tour of southern Africa, up he popped to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
And the Nobel Prize-winning champion of the anti-Apartheid movement planted a kiss on the royal baby’s forehead.

Daily Telegraph chief reporter Robert Mendick’s report contains glorious pictures and video.

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