Meghan speaks about her Nigerian heritage at event in Abuja: ‘It opened my eyes and humbled me’

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle traveled to Nigeria on Friday, May 10, for a three-day visit to the country, as part of the promotion of the Invictus Games, the sporting event that the prince founded for injured veterans of the army.

Meghan and her husband Prince Harry made their first trip to Africa’s most populous country. This trip was motivated by the links forged during the Invictus Games, an international sporting event launched ten years ago by the Duke, for military personnel injured in combat.

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Meghan paid tribute to Nigerian women, saying discovering her heritage opened her eyes and humbled her. She made the remarks while joining the Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Ms. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Saturday, May 11, to host an event on women’s leadership in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

I could never have understood it as much as I do today

“I am very moved. I would first like to thank you for the kindness with which you welcomed my husband and me to this country, my country. When I did my genealogy and discovered my heritage, the The first thing I did was obviously call my mother, because I wanted to know if she knew about it, and I think part of being African American is not knowing much about it. lineage, its past, its origins in particular. It was fascinating for both of us to discover more and understand what it really means. I could never have understood it as much as I do today..

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This is only the beginning of this discovery

“A Nigerian woman is defined as brave, resilient, courageous, powerful, beautiful. And every time I hear someone, until now, talk about what it means to be a Nigerian woman, it’s the the most flattering thing to be in this company, to be in your company So, yes, it was eye-opening and humbling to be able to learn about my heritage and to know that this. is only the beginning of this discovery.

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