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Old 09-23-2019, 05:43 PM
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Did Bonita Bennett (the museum director) attempt a "half-curtsy" to the Duke and the Duchess ? That is weird since South Africa is now a republic.
I think that with bowing and curtsying being something that is optional and not a set protocol, no matter who it is or where the person comes from, if we see them bowing or curtsying, its not a gesture of deference but rather of respect.

I'm behind on catching up on this tour but I'm happy to hear they've arrived safely and have hit the ground running. I think this is going to be a very successful tour and we've quite a bit more to look forward to in the upcoming days.
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:04 PM
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The Duke and Duchess at the District 6 Museum:
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Did Bonita Bennett (the museum director) attempt a "half-curtsy" to the Duke and the Duchess ? That is weird since South Africa is now a republic.
Hmm, weird? From what I have seen, she was the first person there, which treated the Sussexes like royals and not like, yeah, hmm, what do I know, like Angelina Jolie visiting a Favela, a Township, a Refugee Camp or something.
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:28 PM
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They look relaxed! I hope the jet lag doesn't zonk them out.
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I dont think there is a big time difference between UK and Africa…. I think (not sure) two hours….
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Cape Town is one hour ahead of London.
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Cape Town is one hour ahead of London.
Thank you, there is no jet lag then !
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Thank you, there is no jet lag then !
No, but plenty of a—e drag!
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Old 09-24-2019, 03:48 AM
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At the Day 2 in Cape Town starts as they visit to Monwabisi Beach to learn about the work of @WavesforChange which helps vulnerable children



https://twitter.com/i/status/1176401811604983809


https://twitter.com/i/status/1176403795879825418


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Old 09-24-2019, 03:53 AM
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Further coverage of day 2 can be found here:


** rex gallery ** gettyimages gallery day 2 **


** dm: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet underprivileged children helped by projects highlighted by the Royals on Instagram as they visit Cape Town..**
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Thank you both for the links and the photo gallery. Fabulous. Both Meghan and. Harry seemed really pleased to be visiting these worthwhile charities, and the container painted that beautiful bright blue! The Lunch Box Fund was helped by a recent donation from the Sussexes and it must have been fantastic for the organisers to meet their donors almost immediately. Beautiful weather and fantastic causes. What could be better!
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Old 09-24-2019, 06:20 AM
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Interview:
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Lovely ! So handsome and likeable ! A great couple !
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Old 09-24-2019, 01:07 PM
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Harry and Meghan this evening reception


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Old 09-24-2019, 01:43 PM
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Have you guys seen this great picture of Harry and Meghan?
https://mobile.twitter.com/sussexpod...57136496349185
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Yes, very sweet...she was getting ready to go back to Archie for a bit.


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interesting that this visit was very low key thus far - nothing like the bling and glamour of the australia and NZ visit. the visits were very informal, meghan's clothes were kept low key - lots of informal, plain, reused clothes, etc. i think after the avalanche of criticism they received lately for being snobbish (private jets, holidays paid by john lennon, NY baby showers, birth and christening of archie kept private, etc), PR teams recommended the couple to be low profile to generate a more down to earth, approachable image.
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John Lennon? (G-d rest his soul)
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John Lennon? I know they have connections but not that far I did not think!
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Old 09-24-2019, 04:13 PM
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I don't see them as " plain, reused clothing" but as lovely as they were the first round. It is quite obvious that Meghan has not yet returned to her pre-baby sylph-like shape so she is wearing what suits the climate and the nature of the engagements.
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There were more occasions for "bling and glamour" on the Australasian leg of that tour. Meghan was hardly going to rock up to the first engagements in couture garments dripping in diamond's. Now that really would have been a really pretentious faux pas and worthy of a total wipe out to the DM.
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