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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Spend Their Final Day in Nigeria on the Polo Field



Though the Invictus Games were the focus of the government-sponsored trip, the duke and the duchess found the time to reference one of their upcoming Netflix projects before heading back to the United States.

On their whirlwind three-day trip to Nigeria, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry put their focus on two of their biggest charitable endeavors, the Invictus Games and mental health initiatives through the Geanco Foundation. But during their final event on Sunday, they gestured to their next project for Netflix, a show about professional polo players, by taking a trip to a polo field in Lagos.

The couple spent the afternoon at Lagos Polo Club for a reception celebrating Nigeria: Unconquered, the charity that helps support wounded veterans from the country on their quest to make it to the Invictus Games. Meghan wore a dress by Johanna Ortiz and a pair of familiar Heidi Merrick sunglasses and Harry wore a dark suit. Together, the pair watched a polo match between two teams, Duke vs. Duchess, according to People. (Ultimately the duchess’s team won 5–3.)

On Saturday, Meghan went on a solo engagement in the capital city Abuja, appearing on a panel discussion alongside Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, director general of the World Trade Organization, where they discussed the importance of female leadership. In front of approximately 50 prominent women in politics, business, media, and culture, the duchess spoke about her excitement to be in the country—and her recent discovery of her own Nigerian heritage, thanks to a DNA test.

“Being African-American, part of it is really not knowing so much about your lineage or background, where you come from specifically,” Meghan said, adding that she first reached out to her mother, Doria Ragland, when she got the test results. “It was exciting for both of us to discover more and understand what that really means.”

She also spoke about her search for balance between work and life, telling a story from the time when she was an actor on the show Suits, and an executive told her that it might be impossible to find. “What I think that means now is that that balance will always change for you,” she said. “That balance—what seems balanced 10 years ago—is going to shift. And so being a mom has always been a dream of mine. And I’m so fortunate that we have two beautiful, healthy, very chatty, sweet children.”

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