Originally Posted by Elenath
No I’m quite certain she was happy with the results, as were most Irish people apparently. But since there is no way to know for sure what she did or did not say we will just have to take the senator at her word. Unless of course she has a history of lying.
Also, as far as I remember the subjects talked about in the Vogue edition are not political. At least not in the Western world. And if they are, they shouldn’t be.
It might not be a matter of lying just her opinion. She brought up the referendum, something which should never have been addressed in the first place. She noted Meghan seemed pleased by the outcome. All we really know is Meghan knew the referendum happened. Not how she reacted or if she said or what she said about it either. Third hand accounts are hardly evidence.
I'm sure both Meghan and Harry are being briefed on what they may and may not say during their visit in SA, but Africa is not a country, it is a continent, with a diversity of political and social issues, as well as sensitivities. I'm confident that both the Sussexes will be well prepared, but familiarity with one region of the African continent does not imply mastery of all regions.
As far as we know Meghan will only be going to South Africa, Harry to the other three. This trip has been months in advance. They will have had plenty of time for briefings and research on what areas they will cover when they are there.
Harry has been, with the exception of Angola, been to the countries in question before. This is not a 'we know Africa in general'. Harry has done hands on conservation work in both Malawi and Botswana. Meghan has been with him to Botswana on one of those trips.
-will tour a workshop for kids which teaches them safety and self-awareness including self-defense classes
-a visit to a township museum
-a cooking demonstration
-waves for change which uses surfing as a way to mentor kids through mental health issues. Nice tie in with heads together.
-Lunch box fund- they are well aquainted with this as it is one of the charities they chose to support instead of gifts for Archie
-Harry will meet the royal marines
-the couple will meet faith leaders at the first mosque
-dinner at the high commisioner's
-Harry and Meghan will met with Tutu and his wife and discus Tutu's foundation
-Harry will travel to Botswana
-Meghan will tour Woodstock which supports female entrepeneurs and investors
-Harry will visit a project for Sentebale and spend the night at a de-mining camp in Angola
-Meghan will attend a breakfast held by the high commisioner for female entrepeneurs
-Harry will participate at the de-mining camp
-will unveil the new Queen's canopy initiative
-visit where his mother's land mine photo was taken
-meeting with president of Angola and then tour a hospital
-Harry will attend an university and meet female students in Malawi
-meet the president and dinner at the British high commisioners
-during a visit to a national park he will attend a tribute to a Coldstream guard who died in May on an anti-pocher campaign
-Harry will join his wife in Johanesberg
-they will attend a roundtable for the ACU which Meghan is patron of
-Meghan will tour a school to learn about a charity funded in the UK, which helps raise awareness for sexual abuse
-the couple will visit a township youth unemployment program
-they will meet with Nelson Mandela's widow
-reception with local entrepeneurs
-meeting with Ramaphosa and his wife to end the tour
Nothing controvercial. Meghan is not going to be out doing protests and trying to lecture people. They will be going on tours of some programs in the area and learning about them. The only talk she really is involved with is the ACU round table which she is patron of and will have spent plenty of time learning about.