Recently, Morocco was in the international spotlight with the Royal visit of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. During this three-day tour, the couple visited with King Mohammed VI as well as Crown Prince Moulay Hassan.
During their meeting with King Mohammed VI, Harry passed along a private message from the Queen. While the contents of the message have yet to be divulged, we here at Marrakech Shop Design can only hope the message includes a request along the lines of: “Please send some of those fabulous raffia purses everyone is talking about.”
In addition to showing off Meghan’s baby bump, the purpose of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s visit was to highlight the country’s empowerment of women. In recent years, Morocco has taken great strikes to strengthen the presence of women in education, business, and government.
We can’t skip the fashion! The Royal visit to Morocco showcased Meghan’s keen fashion sense. Upon arrival, photos of Meghan in her red Valentino dress quickly spread across the internet. And, for being months away from giving birth to the couple’s first child, she truly looks dazzling!
In her third outfit change of the day. Meghan wore a blue, full-length dress. It was from Caroline Herrera. It was smartly paired with diamond-stud earrings, soft pink stilettos (to match Harry’s tie), as well as a beige clutch.
Prince William is one of those gents that is always presentable; he’s fabulous in a button-down dress shirt, but totally dapper in a suit.
Sampling the Local Cuisine
The pair visited the Villa des Ambassadors in Rabat, where they sampled from traditional Moroccan dishes. The Villa des Ambassadors is renowned for helping under-privileged children they learn traditional cooking methods that they can apply at home or in future culinary careers. Meghan was especially fond of two little girls who were anxiously awaiting the Duchess’ arrival.
Exploring Traditional Crafts
Even for royalty, no visit to Morocco is complete without a stop at Andalusian Gardens. To cap off their tour, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle explored Moroccan handicrafts, such as traditional carpets, metalworks, textiles, engravings, pottery, leather goods, and other crafts. The couple enthusiastically accepted a number of gifts from several local craft makers.
You too can get a taste of the Royal experience of visiting Morocco by browsing the many traditional goods featured on the Marrakech Shop Design website. Each item we sell, whether it’s a handbag, purse, basket, or beach bag, has been handcrafted by Moroccan artisans in the town of Marrakech.
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