Meghan Markle donned a sari and embraced Indian culture on charity visit

Meghan Markle dons a sari and embraces traditional Indian culture in never-before-seen footage of a charity trip made by the Duchess back in 2017.

The 37-year-old travelled to Delhi and Mumbai shortly after her romance with Prince Harry went public as part of her work with the charity World Vision.

She was keen to highlight issues of gender equality and girls’ limited access to education in the country.

During the trip Meghan visited schools and helped to paint a mural and plant a flower in the gardens.

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Meghan Markle doned a sari and embraced traditional Indian culture in never-before-seen footage of a charity trip made by the Duchess in 2017

Meghan Markle doned a sari and embraced traditional Indian culture in never-before-seen footage of a charity trip made by the Duchess in 2017

Meghan Markle doned a sari and embraced traditional Indian culture in never-before-seen footage of a charity trip made by the Duchess in 2017

The Duchess looked stunning in a bright green and blue sari as she sat and talked with local women

The Duchess looked stunning in a bright green and blue sari as she sat and talked with local women

The Duchess looked stunning in a bright green and blue sari as she sat and talked with local women

The 37-year-old travelled to Delhi and Mumbai shortly after her romance with Prince Harry went public as part of her work with the charity World Vision

The 37-year-old travelled to Delhi and Mumbai shortly after her romance with Prince Harry went public as part of her work with the charity World Vision

The 37-year-old travelled to Delhi and Mumbai shortly after her romance with Prince Harry went public as part of her work with the charity World Vision

She also sported a traditional tilaka, painted on her forehead by one of the local women.

Speaking to the camera while on a visit to the school, Meghan said: ‘What we found is that the enrolment at this school went up three times once the latrines were built so that girls had access to clean hygiene and bathroom facilities while they’re at school.’

She said some girls are forced to drop out of school because they don’t have ‘bathrooms available to care for themselves’.

Just half of the secondary schools in India, the second most populated country in the world, have toilets, while more than 110 million teenage girls are at risk of dropping out of school. 

Speaking to the camera while on a visit to the school, Meghan said: 'What we found is that the enrolment at this school went up three times once the latrines were built so that girls had access to clean hygiene and bathroom facilities while they're at school'

Speaking to the camera while on a visit to the school, Meghan said: 'What we found is that the enrolment at this school went up three times once the latrines were built so that girls had access to clean hygiene and bathroom facilities while they're at school'

Speaking to the camera while on a visit to the school, Meghan said: ‘What we found is that the enrolment at this school went up three times once the latrines were built so that girls had access to clean hygiene and bathroom facilities while they’re at school’

During the trip Meghan visited schools and helped paint a mural and plant a flower in the gardens

During the trip Meghan visited schools and helped paint a mural and plant a flower in the gardens

During the trip Meghan visited schools and helped paint a mural and plant a flower in the gardens

The duchess chatted and laughed with the local school girls as she watered the bloom in the gardens

The duchess chatted and laughed with the local school girls as she watered the bloom in the gardens

The duchess chatted and laughed with the local school girls as she watered the bloom in the gardens

Meghan said some girls are forced to drop out of school because they don't have 'bathrooms available to care for themselves'

Meghan said some girls are forced to drop out of school because they don't have 'bathrooms available to care for themselves'

Meghan said some girls are forced to drop out of school because they don’t have ‘bathrooms available to care for themselves’

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