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Royal Tour: Meghan Markle In Headscarf Visits South Africa’s Oldest Mosque

Royal Tour: Meghan Markle In Headscarf Visits South Africa’s Oldest Mosque
Royal Tour: Meghan Markle In Headscarf Visits South Africa’s Oldest Mosque

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s day two of the royal South Africa tour has been garnering attention from all over. With an aim to empower various causes and show their support, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been participating in various workshops with children, women and the people of South Africa.

Markle donned a cream headscarf for the outing, which included a viewing of the first known manuscript of the Quran and meetings with different faith groups in the community.

The royals were then informed of the mosque’s efforts to promote interfaith dialogue in Cape Town. The place of worship welcomes visitors of all denominations, working to foster communication and understanding between South Africa’s diverse communities.

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More images from Heritage Day in Bo Kaap. As part of their visit, Their Royal Highnesses visited the Auwal Mosque – the first and oldest Mosque in South Africa. Standing as a symbol of the freedom of former slaves to worship, the Mosque hosts events with Muslim, Christian and Jewish young leaders, and encourages friendship and understanding between South Africa's varied communities. The Duke and Duchess also got to view the first known manuscript of the Qu’ran in Africa, drafted by Tuan Guru from memory, whilst he was imprisoned on Robben Island. ••• Heritage Day celebrated the great diversity of cultures, beliefs and traditions that make up the rainbow nation. Bo Kaap streets filled with colour and music while Their Royal Highnesses were welcomed to one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Cape Town. The area has seen inter-community tension rise over the last few years, yet days like today show how faith, traditions, food and music bring people together, and celebrate the things that unite each and every one of us. #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica • Photo ©️ Shutterstock / PA images

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