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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 27 March 2019

Watch: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry enjoy their final day in Morocco

The royal couple visited the Royal Equestrian Club in Rabat and sampled some traditional Moroccan cuisine

As their three-day visit to Morocco comes to and end, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were spotted petting horses and drinking from bowls, as the royal couple sampled some of the North African nation's cuisine and met a few of its most hard-working social entrepreneurs.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle began the day at the Royal Equestrian Club in Rabat, where they stroked the horses in the stables, and got to know more about how equine therapy helps children and young people with disabilities and mental health challenges.

The royal couple, who are expecting their first child in the spring, then went to Villa Des Ambassadeurs, where they took part in a cooking activity with children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Award-winning chef Moha Fedal, who is known for putting a modern spin on traditional Moroccan cuisine, leads the sessions at this organisation.

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, try food as they visit a cooking school demonstration at the Villa des Ambassadors in Rabat, Morocco, Monday Feb. 25, 2019. The royal couple sampled food, where children from under-privileged backgrounds learn traditional Moroccan recipes from one of Moroccos foremost chefs. (Tim P. Whitby/Pool via AP)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, try food as they visit a cooking school demonstration at the Villa Des Ambassadeurs. AP

With Meghan and Prince Harry looking on, he taught budding young chefs aged nine to 18 how to make Cherine Mallah's Moroccan pancakes from Together: Our Community Cookbook, a charity cookbook supported by Meghan that "celebrates the power of cooking to bring communities together". It was compiled using recipes from women who started cooking together at London's Al Manaar, the Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre after the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire saw them displaced.

The couple also enjoyed sampling some of the cuisine themselves, supping soup straight from a pair of traditionally decorated bowls.

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, drink from bowls as they visit a cooking school demonstration at the Villa des Ambassadors in Rabat, Morocco, Monday Feb. 25, 2019. The royal couple sampled food, where children from under-privileged backgrounds learn traditional Moroccan recipes from one of Moroccos foremost chefs. (Tim P. Whitby/Pool via AP)
The royal couple drink from bowls. AP

Finally, rounding off the trip, the Duke and Duchess visited a social entrepreneurs' market at the walled Andalusian Gardens. They dressed up for the occasion, swapping their more casual ensembles for smarter attire as they explored local vendors' wares.

Britain's Prince Harry smells a cedar wood box as he and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit to a Social Entrepreneurs event and market in Rabat in Morocco, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on a three day visit to the country. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Prince Harry smells a cedar wood box as he and Meghan visit a Social Entrepreneurs event and market in Rabat. AP

On Sunday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the Education For All boarding house in the rural town of Asni, which is located near the High Atlas mountains. In the evening, they attended an evening reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Morocco, where they spent time talking to influential Moroccan women, young entrepreneurs and disabled athletes.

The trip aims to shine a spotlight on youth empowerment and the education of girls and young women.

Updated: February 25, 2019 05:24 PM

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