THE Duchess of Sussex declared her husband ‘the best dad’ yesterday, during their official visit to South Africa.
Returning the compliment, Prince Harry looked at his wife — who later covered her head to visit a mosque — and smiled, calling her ‘the best mum’.
The royal couple were visiting Cape Town’s Monwabisi beach, where the Waves For Change charity uses local surfers to help the next generation cope with the violence and stresses of living in the city’s notorious townships.
During an impromptu Q&A, the duke and duchess were invited to reveal their personal strengths. Harry cheekily ducked the task and suggested his wife reply instead.
Meghan looked bashful as she considered her answer, eventually saying ‘parenting’ was something she and Harry were ‘learning and developing’.
On the beach, they also learned about the non-profit Lunchbox Fund, which benefited from public donations after the birth of their four-month-old son, Archie. The young royal is on tour with his parents but is not on the official schedule.
Harry, 35, said: ‘It’s amazing to think that, just on the other side of here, you’ve got tin huts with all these kids with nothing, and bringing them together a nice hot meal provided by the Lunchbox Fund.’
He said they have been ‘terrified’ of the sea for most of their lives, adding: ‘Now they can swim, they can surf.’
After lunch, the duke and duchess met faith leaders at the Auwal Mosque in Bo-Kaap, where Meghan, 38, had changed out of her denim jacket and trousers into a long khaki shirt dress and chic cream headscarf. Built in 1794, the mosque is the first in South Africa.