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Prince Harry and Meghan Arrive in Nigeria

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived in Nigeria for a three-day visit aimed at promoting the Invictus Games.

Their flight experienced a slight delay due to the pilot’s illness, necessitating a quick replacement. Upon landing at Abuja’s Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport just before 5 am, Nigerian officials greeted them and escorted them via a discreet route to a waiting blacked-out minibus.

“After their journey, they will need some rest. Their first official engagement is at midday at the Defence Headquarters,” Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, a defense spokesperson, told the Daily Mail.

Following this, their itinerary includes a trip to Kaduna to visit wounded soldiers at a military hospital, then back to Abuja for additional commitments. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s visit follows Harry’s interaction with the Nigerian team and General Christopher Musa at last year’s Invictus Games in Germany. General Musa extended the invitation to them to engage with various local activities, including visiting a school, meeting with injured service members, and participating in events organized by Nigeria: Unconquered, including a reception for military families.

Meghan is set to co-host a Women in Leadership event with Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Their schedule also features a basketball clinic, a cultural reception, and a polo fundraiser for Nigeria: Unconquered.

In 2022, the Duchess of Sussex shared on her Archetypes podcast that a genealogy test revealed she is 43% Nigerian, a discovery that has resonated deeply with her. Comedian Ziwe, a guest on her podcast, remarked, “This is significant for our community. You even look like my Aunt Uzo. This is fantastic.”

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