Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet Save the Children staff in Nigeria

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met with Save the Children staff in the Nigerian capital Abuja last week.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were invited to an event by the charity’s global ambassador, director and activist Misan Harriman.
At the event, Meghan and Harry were introduced to two youth ambassadors, Maryam (23) and Purity (19), who spoke about their work addressing issues ranging from child marriage to gender-based violence, access to education and healthcare, and the plight of internally displaced children.

Prince Harry and Meghan’s non-profit organisation, the Archewell Foundation, donated funds to Save the Children for the humanitarian flood response in Nigeria in 2022.

Gemma Sherrington, UK CEO for Save the Children, said: “We’re honoured that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took time out of their busy schedule in Nigeria to learn about the work Save the Children does, alongside our youth advocates and partners, to ensure children don’t just survive but thrive.

He took part in games – including one which saw the duke use a straw to transport Smarties as quickly as possible – and spoke to the youngsters as part of the fun-filled event hosted in London by Scotty’s Little Soldiers.
Harry also spent time talking to nine members from Scotty’s Council, a group of young people who represent the charity’s other members, who discussed their experiences of growing up without a parent.