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British Royal Family

Duchess Meghan embarks on technological royal first during her tour of Africa

She's a 21st century royal!

By Alex Lilly
In her short time as an official member of the British royal family, Duchess Meghan has been a fresh breath of air for the age-old institution.
But on Sunday, the Duchess of Sussex was part of a royal first when she joined her husband Prince Harry via Skype during his visit to the Nalikule College of Education in Lilongwe, Malawi, to celebrate CAMFED's (Campaign for Female Education) work promoting girls' education.
According to a report from HELLO!, Prince Harry, who travelled to Malawi without his wife or their son Archie, introduced Meghan by saying: "I know there's somebody else you'd far rather hear from than me, hopefully if technology doesn't fail us you may see somebody on the screen."
Dressed in a khaki shirt dress, the Duchess of Sussex then appeared on the screen smiling and waving before remarking: "I'm so happy to be with you, is there a delay?" to which Harry responded, "No, it's great, keep going."
Duchess Meghan was then seen to clap along to the rhythm of the schoolgirls' song and couldn't wipe the smile off her face.
The Duchess of Skype! Meghan dialled in via video call to the Nalikule College of Education. (Image: Getty Images)
Speaking to CAMFED's Executive Director Angie Murimirwa, Duchess Meghan reportedly told her: "Angie, when you and I first met I was so struck by CAMA and everything you do.
"Since you yourself were a young girl, you have advocated for women as equal beings with the power to make lasting change, and I know this is something you will instil in Archie."
Prince Harry couldn't help but smile as he saw his wife on screen. (Image: Getty Images)
Duchess Meghan has stayed in Johannesburg, South Africa with four month old Archie, where she is carrying out her own engagements, but as a champion of gender equality and empowering women, she didn't want to miss out an opportunity to get involved with the schoolgirls.
And if you were wondering where the little royal was, Duchess Meghan informed the group: "Archie's taking a nap."
WATCH: Archie's first official appearance on the African royal tour. Post continues after video...
Back in South Africa, Duchess Meghan met with women leaders in Cape Town for a private breakfast meeting to discuss the issue of violence against women.
Guests included a legendary anti-apartheid activist, female parliamentarians, professors, educators and policy makers.
Duchess Meghan met with some of South Africa's most prominent female leaders. (Image: Instagram @sussexroyal)
"In the lead up to this tour it weighed heavily on my heart to see the countless violations against women, and I wanted to spend my time on the ground learning about the situation at hand," Duchess Meghan penned on Instagram.
"In sitting down with these forward thinkers, it was abundantly clear - it is not enough to simply hope for a better future; the only way forward is 'hope in action.' I'm eager to spend the next few days in South Africa continuing to learn, listen and absorb the resilience and optimism I've felt here."

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