“It’s brought Harry and Meghan even closer,” a source told Us Weekly of the couple’s exciting trip — one that also saw them bring along their only child, Archie. “They’re calling it a life-changing experience.” The duo began their tour on September 23, as they saw themselves arrive in Cape Town, South Africa. The adventure will take 10 total days and take them to four different countries — the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have also flown solo for some parts of it.
“Meghan and Harry’s trip to Africa was better than they could’ve ever imagined,” the insider told the outlet. While the trip has brought the two joy, it’s nothing compared to the happiness they have brought others. Recently, the former actress, 38, spoke to female activists and politicians and shared some wise words.
“I was recently reminded that the first one up the mountain often gets knocked down the hardest, but makes way for everyone behind them,” the Suits alum said during the speech to the excited women, according to The Sunday Times. “You must keep at it and know that you are working for this generation and the next, and also continuing the legacy of the generations of great women before you.”
“We can learn a certain amount from the outside, by tracking it through the news, but it’s not the same as being able to truly understand what it’s like on the ground,” she continued. “Much of my life I have been advocating for women and girls’ rights, so this has been an incredibly powerful moment to hear first-hand from all of you.”
“The leadership and strength shown by these women is remarkable, and at a time when the issue of gender and gender-based violence is at the forefront of people’s minds,” Meghan added. “I hope their voices will resonate and not only give comfort but also create change.”
It is certainly great seeing just how much this Africa trip has positively impacted not only those the royals have encountered, but Meghan and Harry themselves. We can’t wait to see what’s next!