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PHOTOS: Prince Harry, Meghan end eventful visit to Nigeria

Prince Royal Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, wrapped up their three-day visit to Nigeria on Sunday.

They had arrived Lagos to promote Harry’s Invictus Games for wounded military veterans.

The couple were thrilled to sports and dances in Lagos as they canvassed unity through sports.

The couple later met with the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

While hosting the couple, the governor said it was a pleasure to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and shared the vibrant culture of Lagos with them.

“We discussed the pivotal role mental health plays in holistic wellness, particularly for our military personnel. I commend the Duke and Duchess for spotlighting this crucial issue. Their commitment to supporting our heroes in uniform is truly inspiring.

“Looking forward to potential opportunities to host the Invictus Games in Nigeria and to showcase the resilience and spirit of our people,” Sanwo-Olu later tweeted.

Speaking earlier, Sanwo-Olu had extolled Meghan’s Nigerian heritage.

In a video posted on X by his Special Assistant on New Media, Jubril Gawat, the governor said knowing fully well “that Meghan has a decent percentage of Nigerian in her; we have sort of agreed that maybe that percentage should stay in Yoruba land. I can see she has been well attired and her yellow Aso Oke blends very well.”

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The Duke of Sussex arrived Abuja with his wife on Friday, where they visited a school event on mental health, in a trip that also saw the Prince meet wounded soldiers.

On day three of their visit, Harry and Meghan participated in a basketball event with the Giants of Africa Foundation in Lagos, an organisation that helps youth through engagement in the sport.

The prince practised dribbling basketballs with children at the exhibition event for the foundation, which is run by a basketball veteran, Masai Ujiri.

Harry said, “The power of sports can change lives, it brings people together and creates community and there are no barriers which is the most important thing.”

The former British army captain who flew helicopters in Afghanistan, founded the Invictus Games 10 years ago to help bring wounded veterans into sporting events to aid with their recuperation.

Before coming to Nigeria, Prince Harry was in London on Wednesday to mark the 10th anniversary of the games.

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See the photos:

Prince Harry and Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu
L-R: Meghan, Prince Harry, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and wife Ibijoke
L-R: Meghan, Prince Harry, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and wife Ibijoke
Officials of Lagos State Government and the visiting British Royals
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