Meghan Markle Shares Heartwarming Moment with Daughter Lilibet During Nigeria Tour

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle began a three-day trip to Nigeria as part of their Invictus Games program, marking their first visit to the country. During their visit, they spoke to students about mental health and shared personal anecdotes, including a heartwarming exchange between Meghan and her daughter Princess Lilibet.

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Meghan Markle Shares Heartwarming Moment with Daughter Lilibet During Nigeria Tour

Meghan Markle Shares Heartwarming Moment with Daughter Lilibet During Nigeria Tour

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, began their three-day trip to Nigeria on May 10, 2024, as part of their Invictus Games program. The visit marks their first time in the country, where Meghan has spoken of being 43% Nigerian.

The couple's first stop was the Wuse Lightway Academy in Abuja, where they spoke to students about mental health. During the event, Meghan shared a heartwarming exchange with her daughter, Princess Lilibet, who is about to turn three. Meghan recalled, "She looked at me and she would just see the reflection in my eyes. And she was, 'Mama, I see me in you.'"

Meghan emphasized the importance of mental health, telling the students, "We all have our story. And there's no shame in any single one of your stories." She also praised her husband, says, "You see why I married him. He's so smart."

Prince Harry, 39, opened up about his personal experiences with bereavement and stressed that there is "no shame" in acknowledging difficult feelings. He told the students, "There is no shame to be able to acknowledge that today is a bad day... If you woke up this morning feeling sad, if you left school feeling stressed, if you've lost a loved one in your family who you usually turn to or speak to, all of these things you may be led to believe are not for conversation."

The couple also spoke about their children, with Meghan mentioning that their son Prince Archie, who turned five on Monday, is interested in construction, while Lilibet enjoys her singing and dancing class. They participated in activities with the students, including taking a selfie together.

The Invictus Games, founded by Prince Harry in 2014, is a unique competition for wounded, sick, or injured service people. The Archewell Foundation, established by the couple, supports the Wuse Lightway Academy in Abuja. Nigerian defence spokesperson Brigadier General Tukur Gusau believes the visit will help boost morale among service members.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Nigeria tour is a significant event, following their decision to step down as senior royals in 2020. The heartwarming moments shared by Meghan Markle and her daughter Princess Lilibet, along with the couple's focus on mental health and the Invictus Games, highlight the importance of their visit to the African nation.