Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Show Off Their Dance Moves During South Africa Tour

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently embarked on a tour of Southern Africa — their first tour as a family and Meghan’s second major royal engagement since officially returning from maternity leave. While the royals are technically there for work, their trip can’t be all work and no play. Rather, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have had some fun showing off some of their best dance moves while on the trip.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in South Africa | Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage

Harry and Meghan are on a tour of Southern Africa for humanitarian work

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their first royal engagement as a family — yes, Archie Harrison is in Africa with Harry and Meghan, and though he likely won’t make many appearances, he’s still going to have been to more countries this week than some of us have been in our lives. Harry and Meghan are on a tour of Southern Africa to do humanitarian work; they’ll tour South Africa, Malawi, Botswana, and Angola over the next couple of weeks.

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South Africa • After months of planning, Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived in South Africa today for their official Royal Tour of Southern Africa – focusing on community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment. Their first stop was to the incredible Justice Desk Project which works to make women and children safer in Nyanga. It’s an issue of vital importance in South Africa and across the globe, their Royal Highnesses wanted to learn first-hand about the issues people face and the work being done on the ground. One of the workshops Their Royal Highnesses saw was the Mbokodo project which provides self-defense classes and female empowerment workshops to young girls who are overcoming major traumas. This project's powerful motto is "wathint' abafazi wathint' imbokodo" which means "you strike a woman; you strike a rock" • “And just on one personal note, may I just say that while I am here with my husband as a member of The Royal Family, I want you to know that for me I am here with you as a mother, as a wife, as a woman, as a woman of colour and as your sister.” – The Duchess of Sussex • @TheJusticeDesk Project is supported by the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust and works with community leaders in Nyanga, with the firm belief that if you can change the mindset of a community, you can change the mindset of a country. #SussexRoyalTour #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica • Photo ©️PA images / SussexRoyal – video SussexRoyal

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The two are picking up where Princess Diana left off

Before Princess Diana’s death, she focused a lot of her attention on Africa and bringing awareness to issues such as active landmines. According to Town & Country, Harry and Meghan will continue Diana’s humanitarian work as well as bring awareness to other causes they care about. Harry will reportedly attend an anti-poaching demonstration when he visits Malawi, as well as highlight Sentebale, a charity he co-founded to help children living with HIV and AIDS. It’s unclear if Meghan will accompany these outings with him or work with her own charities during the trip.

Despite their hard work, they’ve also had some fun — including plenty of dancing

Meghan Markle shows off her best moves at 0:38.

Harry and Meghan are in Africa to do charitable work. But along with those charities comes meeting some incredible people and learning their cultures and traditions. Oh, and it also includes plenty of dancing. On the duke and duchess’ first day, their Instagram account posted a photo of the happenings in South Africa, and one photo clearly showed Prince Harry dancing with a crowd. And on the couple’s Instagram story, Meghan could be seen dancing with another young woman for quite a while showing off her best moves. On both occasions, the royals looked like they were truly enjoying themselves. Of course, with all of that charity work comes plenty of knowledge — but also plenty of fun.

Harry and Meghan flew commercial to Africa after backlash

Harry and Meghan are excited to get their humanitarian work under way, especially because they haven’t been in the public’s good graces after this summer. The couple received criticism for keeping Archie’s christening private; then, they made headlines again when they flew on a private jet four times in 11 days — a move that seemed to contradict their dedication to bettering the environment. They chose to fly commercial to South Africa after public criticism. Hopefully the couple’s tour of various African countries will show their good intentions to the public and shed a more positive light on them and the work they are doing.