Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's PDA Was on Display During Royal Tour of Africa Day 1

It's a royal PDA proclamation: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex touched down in South Africa last night, kicking off their ten-day tour of Africa (with 4-month-old baby Archie in tow)...and the new parents aren't hiding their affection for each other.

The two held hands and touched each other's backs while meeting children and dancing with a group of teens during their first royal tour stop.

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Harry and Meghan were all smiles (and arm touching) as they visited the Justice Desk initiative in the Nyanga township of Cape Town, South Africa. The Justice Desk initiative helps children learn about their rights and safety. The NGO, which is supported by the Queen's Commonwealth Trust, also teaches self-defense classes and leads female empowerment training for young girls in the community.

Markle wore a black and white printed dress ($86) by fair trade brand Mayamiko (based in Malawi, where Harry will travel solo after South Africa and Angola) with black Castañer wedges ($120). 

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For their second stop during the Royal Tour of Africa, Meghan and Harry clutched hands as they visited the District 6 Museum and Homecoming Centre in Cape Town, South Africa (after a quick outfit change from their morning visit). District 6 was a former inner-city residential area where different communities and races lived side by side until 1966, when the apartheid government declared the area whites-only and 60,000 residents were forcibly removed and relocated.

Markle rewore a royal tour of Oceania dress for the occasion: a sky-blue shirtdress with two thigh-high slits and bow waist-tie by Veronica Beard that she previously wore in Tonga.

Day one and already so much Sussex PDA. We're blessing the rains down in Africa because this tour is heating up fast.


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