It’s Flattering Knowing I’m A Nigerian – Duchess of Sussex

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The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan said the knowledge of her being a Nigerian has been humbling, flattering and eye-opening, during her 3 day trip to the country with Prince Harry.

Speaking at an event on women in leadership, the duchess revealed that a genealogy test showed she had Nigerian roots.

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“Every single moment that I hear anyone talk about what it means to be a Nigerian woman, it is the most flattering thing to be in that company,” she told audience members.

The Duke and Duchess also visited a secondary school in Lagos on the last full day of their Nigeria tour.

Prince Harry heard about the work of a charity which organises basketball camps for children in Africa, and played a game with students.

The trip marks 10 years of the Invictus Games, which Nigeria joined for the first time last year.

Last Sunday, the couple were welcomed to State Governor House in Nigeria’s a’s most populous city. They visited the Lagos Polo Club, where a charity match took place to raise funds for Nigeria: Unconquered, which is in charge of organising the country’s team for the Invictus Games.

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MediaageNG It's Flattering Knowing I'm A Nigerian - Duchess of Sussex The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan said the knowledge of her being a Nigerian has been humbling, flattering and eye-opening, during her 3 day trip to the country with Prince Harry.
Meghan and Prince Harry

They listened to a speech by the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and signed a visitors register.

At the school, the couple were welcomed with a dance routine by four students.

The Duchess wore a white blouse with an aso-oke attire, a traditional hand-woven cloth from south-western Nigeria, wrapped around her waist.

She was gifted the cloth at a reception hosted by the military on Saturday.

The duke joined kids in dribbling basketballs, even shooting one in the hoop, before they all posed for a photo.

“The power of sport can change lives,” Harry said.

On Saturday, the couple spent time with Nigeria: Unconquered and Harry played a game of sit-down volleyball with some army veterans.

The duke and duchess also spoke at a reception hosted by the Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff.

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