Meghan Markle reveals the ‘best souvenir’ from her and Prince Harry’s Nigeria trip after receiving 20 gifts

Meghan Markle reveals the 'best souvenir' from her and Prince Harry's Nigeria trip
Meghan Markle reveals the 'best souvenir' from her and Prince Harry's Nigeria trip
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Meghan Markle has revealed the “best souvenir” she received on her three-day tour of Nigeria with husband Prince Harry.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex returned home last week with over 20 presents from their trip — with gifts ranging from artwork and clothing, to jewelry and literature.

“It was such warm hospitality and it was a really meaningful trip,” the “Suits” alum, 42, told People.

Meghan Markle has revealed the “best souvenir” she received on her three-day tour of Nigeria with husband Prince Harry. REUTERS
Meghan Markle has revealed the “best souvenir” she received on her three-day tour of Nigeria with husband Prince Harry. REUTERS

“It was incredibly memorable and special. That alone is the best souvenir to take with us — all the memories we’ve made,” added Markle, who referred to Nigeria as “my country” during her visit.

Since the pair are no longer senior working members of the royal family, they were allowed to accept the many gifts they were given during their brief visit to the West African country.

Markle and Harry, who quit royal life in 2020, were invited to Nigeria by the country’s chief of defense staff — its highest-ranking military official.

Elsewhere, Harry told the outlet that the trip was important for the couple and for the Invictus Games as a whole.

“Always nice to be on the move, in a sense, but also these trips are about us being able to go out and go and focus on the things that mean so much to us and support the causes that are close to our heart,” he said.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex received over 20 gifts during their trip. Getty Images for The Archewell Foundation
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex received over 20 gifts during their trip. Getty Images for The Archewell Foundation

“And being able to be on the ground that, to us, is what it’s all about,” he added.

While the couple don’t have any confirmed travel plans at this time, the father of two said this visit will hopefully be one of many, and even hinted at similar trips taking place in the near future.

“It was incredibly memorable and special. That alone is the best souvenir to take with us — all the memories we’ve made,” Markle said. REUTERS
“It was incredibly memorable and special. That alone is the best souvenir to take with us — all the memories we’ve made,” Markle said. REUTERS

“It is hugely important for us to meet directly with people, supporting our causes and listening, in order to bring about solutions, support and positive change,” Harry said.

“There’s only so much one can do from home and over Zoom, so we look forward to traveling more because the work matters. Whether it’s the Archewell Foundation, Invictus or any of our other causes, there will always be reasons to meet the people at the heart of our work.”