The Duchess of Sussex offered up a quick change as she joined Prince Harry for a whirlwind final day of engagements in Morocco on Monday.
Meghan, 37, swapped a casual ensemble of black jeans and a striped top for a chic monochrome look as she and Harry whipped through a packed schedule that took in visits to a cookery school and an equine centre.
For her final engagement of the day, a visit to a local market, Meghan slipped into an elegant pleated black dress and a cream jacket from Babaton by Aritzia that she first wore while watching husband-to-be Prince Harry play polo in 2017.
The tailored cream jacket, which costs £151, contrasted perfectly with her floaty pleated little black dress. She kept her accessories simple with a pair of classic black Manolo Blahnik slingbacks, costing £575.
Meghan offered up a quick change as she joined Harry for a whirlwind final day of engagements in Morocco on Monday. Meghan slipped into an elegant little black dress, Manolo slingbacks and cream Aritzia jacket for her final royal engagement
Earlier in the day Meghan dressed down in a Breton t-shirt, black jeans and boots and a J.Crew jacket which has been a favourite of hers since before her royal days
Meghan took off her J.Crew jacket to reveal a zip detailing on her cool Breton long sleeve top. She accessorised with stunning Ecksand earrings, which cost almost £300
The Duchess kept her hair slicked back into a ponytail to show off her stunning £164 gold earrings from French designer GAS Bijoux.
The mother-to-be, who has favoured designer labels on the royal tour, kicked off the day in a comfortable khaki J.Crew Field Mechanic £185 jacket which has been a favourite since before she met Harry,
She paired it with a Breton style long-sleeved top and fail-safe black jeans.
And while she certainly opted for a more dressed down look this morning the Duchess added a little glamour to her ensemble in the form of a pair of £194 heeled Stuart Weizman ankle boots.
Perhaps the most expensive part of her outfit were her distinctive £290 earrings from Canadian brand Ecksand.
Harry changed too, swapping his chinos and puffa jacket for a sand coloured suit as he joined Meghan for a visit to the Social Entrepreneurs event and market in the Andalusian Gardens.
The Duke and Duchess will hear about youth empowerment in Morocco from a number of young social entrepreneurs.
Monochrome lover: Meghan swapped her black and white Breton top and jeans for a black pleated dress and tailored white jacket but kept her hair and makeup very similar for both looks
Comfort was key for Meghan as she kicked off the day with a visit to a cookery school and an equine centre in Rabat, pictured. The Duchess plumped for a classic combination of a long-sleeved Breton top, black trousers and black suede boots
Later, on a visit to the Andalusian Gardens in Rabat, Meghan wore a more formal outfit. The couple were welcomed to the gardens by three-year-old Imogen and Tabitha who presented a delighted Meghan with a rose upon her arrival
Meghan appeared to have her eye on some locally made shoes as she and Harry toured the Social Entrepreneurs event and market in the Andalusian Gardens on their final day in Morocco
The parents-to-be were seen admiring the traditional Moroccan arts and crafts on display in the walled public garden amid exotic plants, flowers and fruit trees. The visit will also see Meghan and Harry meet with King Mohammed VI.
The couple will then travel to Rabat airport where they will catch their flight back to London later this afternoon.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex vowed to return to Morocco with their baby after sampling a selection of classic national dishes on Monday.
Harry and Meghan took up the offer of a meal for ‘the whole family’ from top chef Moha Fedal, who hosts the North African nation’s version of Masterchef.
He told the couple: ‘I hope to cook for you next time,’ as they joined him for a cookery demonstration with underprivileged children in the capital Rabat.
The Duchess replied: ‘The whole family next time.’
The chef said: ‘You come with your baby to Marrakesh next time’ referring to the fact that the prince is believed to have visited in 2018, just before his wedding.
The couple were treated to a musical performance from a local band as they made their way through the gardens
During her tour of the market Meghan was presented with a locally made necklace as a gift, much to her delight
The mother-to-be bowed her head as the gentlemen helped her to put the wooden pendent around her neck
Ever the attentive husband, Prince Harry could be seen assisting Meghan with her ponytail as the local man placed it around her neck
‘We would love to,’ said Meghan.
‘Come with your baby and I will cook for all three,’ he told Harry as he joined them.
The Duke – clearly inspired by the delicious spread he had sampled – replied: ‘We will cook for you!’
He is already a fan of the chef’s work, having visited his famous Dar Moha restaurant on a secret visit to Marrakech just before the royal wedding, in April 2018.
Although Moha would not be drawn on the secret trip, he admitted with a smile: ‘He (Harry) loves pastilla – the sweet and savoury – and kefta.’
During their visit to the colourful Villa Des Ambassadeurs, a privately owned guest house set up with temporary cooking stations, the royal couple sampled an array of fragrant and spicy dishes, including the pigeon pastilla Harry is so fond of, with Meghan declaring it ‘delicious’.
‘I’m happy!’ beamed the chef.
The couple posed with a group of school children after taking part in a cookery demonstration earlier today
The couple enjoyed tasting a variety of traditional Moroccan dishes at the cookery class with Meghan describing the food as ‘delicious’
Meghan could be seen sampling dates after she was presented with an enormous bunch of red roses
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex tucked into some handmade pancakes on Monday during a visit to a cookery demonstration in Rabat
Pregnant Meghan could be seen eagerly tucking into the sweet snack prepared by one of Morocco’s foremost chefs Dar Moha
The couple could also be seen drinking a traditional concoction the chef had prepared out of small bowls during their visit
Prince Harry seemed keen to sample some of the the snacks being made by the children at the cookery school today
Upon their arrival at the cookery class, local schoolchildren presented the couple with a hand painted canvas, which they appeared thrilled with
They arrived at the ornately decorated residence to a traditional welcome of dates and milk, which both royals eagerly sampled.
Inside they walked around the stations and chatted to the young cooks, aged between nine and 18, stopping to try mince and onion pastries (Harry) and Harira – a spicy chickpea soup (both).
Chef Moha handed them each a decorated ceramic bowl to try and they each took a sip.
‘C’est delicieux,’ said Meghan in French.
‘What’s in it?’ asked Harry, before joking, ‘It’s a secret recipe!’
One child said something in Arabic to the chef, who turned to the Duke and said: ‘He finds you a very good person.’
‘He is a good person,’ smiled the Duchess, putting an affectionate hand on her husband’s arm.
Heavily pregnant Meghan cut a casual figure in jeans and a Breton t-shirt as she arrived at an equestrian sports centre with Prince Harry on the couples final day in Morocco
Meghan chose to recycle a J Crew jacket that she had been seen wearing in her early days of dating Prince Harry
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are visiting the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports to learn more about Morocco’s developing programme of supporting children with special needs through equine therapy
The children are cared for by three different charities, including Hadaf, an organisation which employs young people with Downs Syndrome, L’Association Musulmane de Bienfaisance and the Lalla Meriem Centre, founded by King Mohammed VI’s sister.
Also on the menu: Moroccan pancakes with honey and Almond butter, a recipe by Cherine Mallah, taken from the Grendel cookbook which the Duchess helped to produce.
The dish features in Together: Our Community Cookbook, which became a bestseller after Meghan launched it on a visit the Al Manaar cultural centre, which is at the heart of the community devastated by the Grenfell Tower fire.
The mother-to-be was seen putting on a tactile display with Prince Harry as the couple shared the sweet treat with a giggling Meghan unable to take her hands off her husband.
Handed a pancake covered in Amlou – a blend of almond butter, argan oil and honey, Harry took a huge mouthful.
‘Big bite!’ laughed Meghan.
‘Bit late now!’ replied her husband.
Animal-lover Meghan was eager to say hello with she and Harry seen petting the horses ahead of their tour of the equine centre
The couple arrived at the stables hand in hand, with their busy day of engagements on their final day in Morocco
Meghan developed the Together cookbook idea over a series of earlier private visits where she cooked with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen there. Sales of the book have allowed them to refurbish the facilities and expand their work in providing freshly prepared food for those displaced by the tragedy as well as other community groups.
Earlier this morning the Duchess of Sussex claimed she felt ‘camera shy’ sometimes as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex began their second day in Morocco with a visit to the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports.
The couple were there to learn more about the country’s developing programme of equine therapy for children with special needs, funded by King Mohamed, who Harry and Meghan will have an audience with later today.
The couple watched a grooming session with three Shetland ponies – Caramel, a palomino, Xina, a piebald and Molly, a black pony – with some of the children who have benefitted from the Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT or Equi-therapy) programme, in one of the club’s outdoor manages.
‘Has anyone got any carrots?’ joked Harry, noticing that Molly was shaking. ‘She’s a bit nervous, this one,’ he said. Meghan joked: ‘Well, we all get a little camera shy, I understand.’
The couple arrived to an unusual welcome committee in the form of the horses, who poked their heads out of their stables upon their arrival.
Animal-lover Meghan was eager to say hello with she and Harry seen petting the horses ahead of their tour of the equine centre.
The expectant parents put on a typically tactile display, holding hands as they toured the centre this morning
Harry, who is a keen polo player, was a natural with the horses who appeared to take a liking to the prince
They were also introduced to Louis Broski, from Holland, the founder of the Centre Social Kariat in Sale, an organisation working with mentally and physically disabled young people.
Mr Broski, who has trained horses for more than 30 years, is one of the country’s leading figures in equine therapy. ‘It was a challenge,’ he told them. ‘I started with one child, but now 16 years later we have 100 children. My aim is for all disabled children to be fully integrated into Moroccan society.’
‘That is just so important, and this is just a gorgeous space you have here,’ said Meghan, before being introduced to some of the young people Mr Broski brings to ride at the club.
The couple also met with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who have benefitted from the programmes at the centre, together with mental health charity and individuals involved. Meghan reverted back to her French again, wishing them ‘Bonne journee.’
The equine therapy programme relies on several organisations, including SOREC – the Royal Company for the Encouragement of Horses, SILA, a mental health charity supporting vulnerable communities and SPANA, the Society for the Protection of Animals and Nature.
Horse riding for children with special needs has been shown to improve children’s communication skills, boost their confidence and help them build relationships.
Meghan seemed animated as she spoke with members of staff at the centre which is working to support children with special needs
The mother-to-be could be seen gazing at her husband with adoration as he joked with workers on Monday morning