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Duke and Duchess of Sussex in South Africa for day two of royal tour

Conservation and mental health initiatives have been the focus of their visits on their second day in South Africa

Day two of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's official tour of southern Africa has begun with a visit to Monwabisi Beach.

The pair have taken part in mindfulness and wellness activities with volunteers from a foundation called Waves for Change. The initiative uses surfing to provide mental health support and services to young people in need.

Click through the gallery above to see photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on day two of their Southern Africa tour.

According to CNN, the foundation is a "innovative charity that takes children out of the violent neighbourhoods they live in and teaches them how to surf and, hopefully, how to heal."

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 24: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex with surf mentors as she visits Waves for Change, an NGO, at Monwabisi Beach, with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. Waves for Change supports local surf mentors to provide mental health services to vulnerable young people living in under resourced communities. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex with surf mentors as she visits Waves for Change, an NGO, at Monwabisi Beach, with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. Getty Images

For the engagement, the Duchess of Sussex wore a denim jacket with a white shirt and black jeans, while Prince Harry wore a laid-back green shirt.

During the visit to Monwabisi Beach, they chatted to young people, took part in a meditation circle and energising dance and checked out the Commonwealth Litter Project.

The The Commonwealth Litter Programme is an NGO that works with global governments to address marine litter.

Later in the day, it was reported that the Duchess of Sussex left her husband to visit Seal Island with South African marines and conservationists.

The island is an abalone poaching hot spot. The abalone, a type of sea snail, is now at critically low levels because of over-exploitation and poaching.

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 24: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex travels on a South African Maritime Police Unit RIB during a visit to Kalk Bay Harbour on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. The boat travelled to Seal Island, an abalone poaching hot spot. Abalone, a type of sea snail, is now at critically low levels because of over-exploitation and poaching. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex travels on a South African Maritime Police Unit RIB during a visit to Kalk Bay Harbour on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. Getty Images

The couple then visited visited a mosque together in Cape Town's Bo-Kaap district. Visiting the Auwal Mosque, the oldest mosque in South Africa, the couple took time to see the country's oldest copy of the Quran.

As part of the visit, the pair met "well-wishers from different faith groups".

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Updated: September 24, 2019 05:32 PM

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