Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shared a rare public kiss in Cape Town while on their state visit to South Africa.
The kiss drew the globe's attention because the royals seldom show affection in public outside of a nuptial. The kiss occurred before the duchess left an event to check on their 4-month-old son, Archie, who came to Africa for their first overseas trip as a family.
The family landed in South Africa Monday, and it has been a whirlwind trip for them.
On Monday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took a tour of Cape Town’s famous District 6 Museum, which showcases the brutality of apartheid in South Africa.
The couple also met with locals and joined a community cooking program that promotes cultural diversity in the city.
Also on Monday, the couple made an empowering speech to the women and youth of Cape Town. The speeches came at a time when the women of South Africa have been marching and speaking out on violence against their gender.
In recent weeks, the state police released the official crime stats showing that South Africa has a countrywide murder rate of 58 people per day, a 3.4 percent increase from the previous year. For every 100,000 women in South Africa, an average of 15.2 were murdered, according to the government.
“You have welcomed us into this community, have been open and honest with us, both about the dangers women and children face, and about how you are addressing them,” the duchess said.
The royals also attended a women’s self defense class.
On Wednesday, the couple will split up, as Prince Harry will travel alone to Botswana, which is north of South Africa.