THE Duchess of Sussex was given a tuneful welcome as she made a surprise Skype appearance to pay tribute to the ‘vital’ work of women supporting girls through their education.
As Harry joined the group in a college in the Malawi capital of Lilongwe, Meghan swayed and clapped along as the young women sang ‘Duchess wathu, duchess wamayankho’, or ‘Our duchess, the duchess with the solutions’ when she popped up on screen.
Meghan delighted the pupils of Nalikule College by saying her four-month-old son Archie was ‘taking a nap’ before speaking of the work of Cama, an alumni network of former schoolgirls themselves aided by the Campaign for Female Education.
The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust has been working with Cama since 2017. Introducing his wife, Harry told the women: ‘I know there’s somebody else you would far rather hear from than me; hopefully if technology doesn’t fail us you may see somebody on the screen.’
And the duchess went on to say: ‘We’re just so proud as president and vice-president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust that we can support you in everything that you do because we cannot begin to express how valuable and vital that work is, we’re just incredibly proud to be part of it.
‘I wish I could be with you, we’re in South Africa right now — Archie’s taking a nap. I’m with you in spirit.’