Student reveals that she & # 39; gobsmacked & # 39; was when Meghan asked Markle to take a photo with her for Michelle Obama – and said that talking to the duchess was like chatting with her & # 39; big sister & # 39;
- Sithembele Ncube met Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Tuesday in Cape Town
- They all attended a reception at the British High Commissioner
- The computer science student is part of the local Obama Foundation
A & # 39; gobsmacked & # 39; student has revealed the moment Meghan asked Markle to take a photo with her to send to Michelle Obama.
Sithembele Ncube, 25, a South African student at Nelson Mandela University, said that talking to the Duchess of Sussex, 38, was like chatting with her & # 39; big sister & # 39 ;.
Ncube was invited to meet Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan at a reception at the home of the British High Commissioner in Cape Town on Tuesday as one of the local leaders of the Obama Foundation.
Computer science honors student, who has been part of the organization since early 2019, was asked by former Suits actress to pose with her for a photo.
New mother Meghan then sent the photo to her friend and former First Lady Michelle Obama, 55.
Sithembele Ncube (photo on the right), 25, a student from Nelson Mandela University in South Africa, poses with the Duchess of Sussex (photo in the middle)
Meghan Markle attends a reception for young people at the residence of the British High Commissioner in Cape Town, South Africa
& # 39; I still can't believe it & # 39 ;, Ncube said to the Herald LIVE. & # 39; I was beaten to the ground because I am also a big fan of Michelle. & # 39;
She added: & # 39; Meghan was more relaxed than I thought she would be.
& # 39; I thought she would have many rules to address her and I thought she didn't want to take photos.
& # 39; What struck me most was how thoughtful, kind, and approachable she was – talking to her felt like talking to my big sister. & # 39;
New mother Meghan sent the photo in which she and the student posed to her friend and former First Lady Michelle Obama (photo earlier this month)
Michelle shared the photo on Thursday with her 33.3 million Instagram followers, praising Meghan as a & # 39; inspiration & # 39; for her charity work
Michelle shared the photo on Thursday with her 33.3 million Instagram followers, praising Meghan as a & # 39; inspiration & # 39; for her charity work.
In honor of Meghan & # 39; s work during the 10-day royal tour through Africa, Michelle wrote next to the photo: & # 39; Thanks to my friend, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex, a thoughtful leader who breaks the mold and makes our world better for it.
& # 39; Whether they meet our leaders or help girls around the world find the education they deserve, she is an inspiration to so many. & # 39;
The Obama Foundation is a non-profit organization from Chicago, founded in 2014.
Ncube (pictured on the far right with Meghan) said that talking to the Duchess of Sussex, 38, was like chatting with her & # 39; big sister & # 39;
Meghan, who arrived Monday in Africa with husband Prince Harry and their four-month-old son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, gave a powerful speech on the first day.
She spoke to a crowd of teenage girls and said: & while I am here with my husband as a member of the royal family, I want you to know that I am here with you as a mother, as a woman, as a woman, as a a colored woman and like your sister. & # 39;
The royal couple have since visited a Justice Desk initiative in the municipality of Nyanga, which teaches children about their rights, self-awareness and safety, and offers self-defense lessons and training for female empowerment to young girls in the community.
On Wednesday, Meghan embarked on a solo engagement, meeting with Mothers2Mothers – a charity in Cape Town that trains and employs mothers with HIV.
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