Royal PDA is incredibly rare, and we’ve already seen plenty of it since Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry arrived in South Africa with Archie on Sept. 23! They’ve held hands at every single engagement and looked completely in love, but on Sept. 24, they took it up a notch!
Harry and Meghan hit the Monwabisi Beach in Cape Town in the morning before they went separate ways. Harry was heading off for a solo engagement while she returned to their lodgings to look after Archie. As any loving couple does while saying goodbye, they gave each other a kiss!
The sweet moment came after a relaxed and happy morning. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent time with some “surf mentors” from Waves for Change and visited The Lunchbox Fund, which is run out of the former organization’s kitchen.
Waves for Change works with vulnerable children and youth in at-risk communities in Cape Town and beyond, and uses surfing to improve their mental health. The Lunchbox Fund provides 30,000 meals to Waves for Change programs and schools in South African townships and rural areas each day. It was also one of the charitable organizations to receive donations from royals fans after Archie’s birth.
There have been plenty of opportunities to see Meghan and Harry showing each other love so far! The couple arrived at their first engagement on Sept. 23 holding hands, and did the same at their second event of the day when they made a trip to the District 6 Museum and Homecoming Centre.
After parting ways with Meghan, Harry took to the sea with officers from the City of Cape Town Marine Unit. As he rode the waves in Kalk Bay, they showed him the work they have been doing to stop the poaching of abalone.
These are sea snails that are considered culinary delicacies and can cost nearly $700 a plate! As for the shells, they sell for around $1,900 a tonne. Although South Africa requires anyone harvesting abalone to have a permit – and has not issued such permits over the last few years – illegal commercial harvesting is still a major problem, and has prompted the government to list abalone as an endangered species.
Harry will reunite with Meghan later today when the two head out on some more engagements, including a reception at the British High Commissioner’s residence. It’s going to be quite the day!