Harry and Meghan visit Johannesburg to learn about youth unemployment

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex began the final day of their ten-day Africa tour today as they visited a Johannesburg township to learn about the critical levels of youth unemployment in South Africa.

Prince Harry and Meghan will learn about how the Youth Employment Services (Yes) group is creating one million new work opportunities in the next three years, after it was launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa in April 2018.

The couple – who were reunited last night after six days apart on solo parts of the tour – were welcomed at the hub today by Melony Campbell from the British High Commission and Yes chief executive Tashmia Ismail-Saville.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit a Johannesburg township today to learn about critical levels of youth unemployment

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit a Johannesburg township today to learn about critical levels of youth unemployment

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit a Johannesburg township today to learn about critical levels of youth unemployment

Meghan arrives for the engagement in Johannesburg this morning after being reunited with Prince Harry last night

Meghan arrives for the engagement in Johannesburg this morning after being reunited with Prince Harry last night

The couple spent six days apart on solo parts of the tour

The couple spent six days apart on solo parts of the tour

Meghan arrives for the engagement in Johannesburg this morning after being reunited with Prince Harry last night

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The Duchess of Sussex has a few favourite go-to styles when it comes to her wardrobe and that definitely includes shirt dresses!

It was only yesterday the royal stepped out in a khaki design by Room 502, and in fact she recycled her blue Veronica Beard midi at the start of the royal tour too.

Today she’s opted for an elegant white style, featuring a smart button-down front and flattering waist-tie. Nude stilettos and red tassel earrings finished the look off perfectly.

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Mish, a local Masterchef winner and entrepreneur with a community catering business, made them refreshments today

Mish, a local Masterchef winner and entrepreneur with a community catering business, made them refreshments today

Mish, a local Masterchef winner and entrepreneur with a community catering business, made them refreshments today

Harry and Meghan

Harry and Meghan

Harry and Meghan

Harry and Meghan

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit the township in Johannesburg today to learn about Youth Employment Services

The Duke and Duchess have a walking tour of the hub's entrepreneurial and skills programmes during their visit today

The Duke and Duchess have a walking tour of the hub's entrepreneurial and skills programmes during their visit today

The Duke and Duchess have a walking tour of the hub’s entrepreneurial and skills programmes during their visit today

Young people tell Harry and Meghan today about their experiences on the programme and the digital skills they have gained

Young people tell Harry and Meghan today about their experiences on the programme and the digital skills they have gained

Meghan smiles as she arrives for the visit today

Meghan smiles as she arrives for the visit today

Young people tell Harry and Meghan today about their experiences on the programme and the digital skills they have gained

Harry and Meghan visited the digital facility today where Yes helps people with skills and knowledge around financial literacy

Harry and Meghan visited the digital facility today where Yes helps people with skills and knowledge around financial literacy

Harry and Meghan visited the digital facility today where Yes helps people with skills and knowledge around financial literacy

Harry and Meghan are today learning about how the Youth Employment Services (Yes) group is creating work opportunities

Harry and Meghan are today learning about how the Youth Employment Services (Yes) group is creating work opportunities

Harry and Meghan are today learning about how the Youth Employment Services (Yes) group is creating work opportunities 

The Yes is creating one million new work opportunities over the next three years, after it was launched in April 2018

The Yes is creating one million new work opportunities over the next three years, after it was launched in April 2018

Meghan arrives for the engagement in Johannesburg this morning

Meghan arrives for the engagement in Johannesburg this morning

Meghan is pictured today visiting the Yes hub, which is creating one million new work opportunities over the next three years

Meghan smiles upon her arrival at the Yes hub

Meghan smiles upon her arrival at the Yes hub

Harry and Meghan are visiting to learn about youth unemployment

Harry and Meghan are visiting to learn about youth unemployment

Harry and Meghan visited the Yes hub, part of the organisation launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa in April 2018

The royal couple are welcomed at the hub this morning as they learn about youth unemployment in South Africa

The royal couple are welcomed at the hub this morning as they learn about youth unemployment in South Africa

The royal couple are welcomed at the hub this morning as they learn about youth unemployment in South Africa

Harry and Meghan walk into the centre today

Harry and Meghan walk into the centre today

Meghan smiles as she and Harry arrive at the hub in Johannesburg

Meghan smiles as she and Harry arrive at the hub in Johannesburg

Prince Harry and Meghan will learn about how the work opportunities being created by Youth Employment Services

Local young people will tell Harry and Meghan about their experiences on the programme in Johannesburg today

Local young people will tell Harry and Meghan about their experiences on the programme in Johannesburg today

Local young people will tell Harry and Meghan about their experiences on the programme in Johannesburg today

The Duke and Duchess are having a walking tour of the hub's entrepreneurial and skills programmes this morning

The Duke and Duchess are having a walking tour of the hub's entrepreneurial and skills programmes this morning

The Duke and Duchess are having a walking tour of the hub’s entrepreneurial and skills programmes this morning

The royal couple were introduced at the hub today to Youth Employment Services chief executive Tashmia Ismail-Saville

The royal couple were introduced at the hub today to Youth Employment Services chief executive Tashmia Ismail-Saville

The royal couple were introduced at the hub today to Youth Employment Services chief executive Tashmia Ismail-Saville

The couple, pictured today, have spent the past nine days in southern Africa raising issues they are passionate about

The couple, pictured today, have spent the past nine days in southern Africa raising issues they are passionate about

The couple, pictured today, have spent the past nine days in southern Africa raising issues they are passionate about

Ms Ismail-Saville will tell Harry and Meghan about the work and background of the group while Mish, a local Masterchef winner and entrepreneur with a community catering business, will make them refreshments.

The Duke and Duchess will also have a walking tour of the hub’s entrepreneurial and skills programmes, beginning in the digital facility where Yes helps people with skills and knowledge around financial literacy and computing.

Local young people will tell Harry and Meghan – who will give a brief speech at the end of their visit – about their experiences on the programme and the digital skills they have gained.

In the Aquaponics facility, a young entrepreneur will tell them how the facility has provided opportunities in his community, benefitting the surrounding area of local restaurants and shops with a supply of fresh local produce.

They will also visit Blossom Care Solutions to hear from some of the 14 young women being mentored before taking on the programme, which produces up to 80,000 compostable and affordable sanitary towels per month. 

The couple have spent the past nine days visiting southern Africa and raising issues they are passionate about including wildlife conservation and female empowerment.

During their final day in Johannesburg the couple will also meet Graca Machel, widow of Nelson Mandela, a national figure Harry met during a 2015 visit to South Africa.

Later the Sussexes will attend a creative industries and business reception at the residence of Britain’s High Commissioner to South Africa Nigel Casey.

More than 300 guests will be gathered for the event celebrating the UK and South Africa’s business investment relationship and looking ahead to the Africa Investment Summit being hosted in the UK in 2020.

The tour will come to an end when the Duke and Duchess meet President Ramaphosa, and First Lady Dr Tshepo Motsepe in Pretoria for a private audience.

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