The final day of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s mini-tour of Morocco took them to Rabat where they visited the Royal Equestrian Club, participated in cooking activities with children under the guidance of local celebrity Chef Moha, and toured the Andalusian Gardens.
Harry and Meghan started the day at the stables and met with disabled youth who groom and spend time with the horses as part of their therapy. Staff on hand also explained how interaction with the animals helps those suffering from mental health issues.
At the next stop, the couple met Chef Moha, a chef renowned for revitalizing – and reinventing – Moroccan cuisine. Alongside a group of young people, the two helped with meal prep, which included a recipe for Moroccan pancakes found in the Community cookbook that Meghan helped publish last year.
Meghan kept it casual during the day with her Rag & Bone maternity jeans, a Breton striped shirt by Equipment and black Stuart Weitzman ankle boots. The jacket is a throwback from Meghan’s pre-royal wardrobe and is from J.Crew.
For the couple’s penultimate engagement, they made their way to the Andalusian Gardens where they met with young social entrepreneurs working to address unemployment and supporting disadvantaged communities.
They also met local artisans and took a look at their wares.
Meghan changed into a black Lloyd/Ford strapless, pleated dress with Manolo Blahnik polka dot slingbacks and a white Aritizia blazer. The engagement was in a slightly more professional setting, so it made sense that she switched gears into a slightly more formal look than what worked for stables and cooking. I thought this look worked, though I’m not sure how I would feels about that dress sans the jacket.
Finally, the couple made their way for their final Moroccan engagement, a private meeting on Monday evening with King Mohammed and Crown Prince Moulay. Harry presented a letter from his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, to the King, lest we forget that the couple is visiting on behalf of the UK’s monarch.
Meghan wore a bespoke Carolina Herrera floral print gown that, in my mind, wins the fashion stakes this tour. She recycled her gold Dior clutch from the night before, while her heels are Gianvito Rossi.
With that, the tour was over!
As for other chatter, I’ve heard some commentary that this trip felt rushed by Kensington Palace – there is usually an order to the release of the engagement information and build up of anticipation. I’m inclined to think nothing was amiss, and instead this tour was more overshadowed in the media by the drama surrounding Meghan’s family last month and then all attention on the baby shower. There was plenty of information on engagements via KP’s Twitter feed and Instagram, and, as we now know, the Cambridges were due to take on their own mini-tour in Ireland that was kept under wraps. I think this more a situation of multiple factors being at play.
So, let’s move on to Ireland, shall we?