Meghan Markle wears African-made wrap dress for royal tour

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Meghan Markle pays homage to South Africa with first outfit of the royal tour [Photo: PA]
Meghan Markle wore a Mayamiko dress for the first stop of her royal tour. (Photo: PA)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first appearance in Cape Town, South Africa, on Monday to mark the start of their 10-day royal tour. The couple arrived for an engagement in Nyanga township, where they visited a workshop that teaches children about their rights, safety and self-awareness.

To kick off her tour wardrobe, Meghan wore a printed black-and-white wrap dress by Mayamiko, a sustainable and ethical African label. Each garment is made in Malawi by local tailors and seamstresses.

According to the brand’s website, the clothing is made using traditional African techniques and locally printed fabrics, locally referred to as Chitenje.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the Nyanga Township in Cape Town [Photo: PA]
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the Nyanga Township in Cape Town. (Photo: PA)
The Duchess of Sussex makes a speech as she visits a Justice Desk initiative in Nyanga. [Photo: Getty Images]
Meghan gave a speech during the trip. (Photo: Getty Images)

“Our collections are cross-seasonal and are inspired by African artisanal traditions and prints, with ethical trading and sustainability at our core,” explains their website.

Meghan paired the monochrome dress with a pair of black detailed canvas espadrilles by Castañer, a shoe brand much-loved by the America-born royal and her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton.

The duchess also accessorized with a dainty necklace and Jennifer Meyer Diamond Bezel earrings, and wore her hair in a sleek ponytail.

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