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Children rushed to hug Meghan as she embarked on her tour of the Victoria Yards in Johannesburg

Meghan Markle reveals that she gave bookbinding lessons during a visit to the art studio in Johannesburg

  • Yesterday, the Duchess of Sussex secretly visited a social business plan
  • The Victoria Yards initiative in Johannesburg is supported by the British Council
  • When Meghan revealed it, she once taught book binding
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Meghan embraced like old friends and received a very warm welcome from three excited fans in South Africa yesterday.

The Duchess of Sussex met the girls when she visited their art class yesterday during a private visit to a social entrepreneurship scheme in Johannesburg.

The girls, from the activity center of Timbuktu in the Valley for local children, showed their handiwork with a spontaneous gift of a drawing for the duchess.

Children rushed to hug Meghan as she embarked on her tour of the Victoria Yards in Johannesburg

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Children rushed to hug Meghan as she embarked on her tour of the Victoria Yards in Johannesburg

The Duchess of Sussex revealed that she used to teach bookbinding lessons when she secretly visited a social entrepreneurship scheme in Johannesburg yesterday.

The Victoria Yards initiative brings together local craftsmen, charities and start-ups and is supported by the British Council.

Meghan bought three small blank notebooks from an organization called Young Bucks, which uses recycled goods to bind books made by local trainees.

Meghan & # 39; s visit caught the attention of many of the children in the social enterprise initiative

Meghan & # 39; s visit caught the attention of many of the children in the social enterprise initiative

Meghan & # 39; s visit caught the attention of many of the children in the social enterprise initiative

Meghan wore a navy Wilfred By Aritzia shirt dress, red slingbacks and a pair of black earrings with £ 46 studs that she picked up from a local designer in Cape Town

Meghan wore a navy Wilfred By Aritzia shirt dress, red slingbacks and a pair of black earrings with £ 46 studs that she picked up from a local designer in Cape Town

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Meghan wore a navy Wilfred By Aritzia shirt dress, red slingbacks and a pair of black earrings with £ 46 studs that she picked up from a local designer in Cape Town

Meghan & # 39; s were made from an & # 39; upgraded & # 39; local fabric called shweshwe, a dyed and printed fabric that was used to make colorful South African clothing.

Simon Sizwe Mayson, co-director of the Maker & # 39; s Valley Partnership, who contributed to the founding of the collective, said: & she bought these three small notebooks and also mentioned that she held book binding workshops herself. She coached book binding. & # 39;

When she left Victoria Yards, Meghan said to the men: & I'll never forget what you told me. & # 39;

Mr. Sizwe Mayson said: & The Duchess was really interested in the concept here and how we work on the greater good.

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& # 39; We are really trying to build a culture of change. She said that in her position she wants to try to do as well as possible as she can, although I am somewhat paraphrasing here.

& # 39; She loved the way we work with the community and what we are trying to achieve. It's a microcosm of South Africa here, and it really matches what she wants to do.

& # 39; We had a long conversation about change and change makers and what we can all do. & # 39;

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