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Rwandan Rural Children May Miss Meghan Markle Services

by Dan Ngabonziza
4:08 pm

Markle enjoys a moment with Rwandan women and children during a visit to the country last year. Photo/ World Vision Rwanda

Women and Children in rural Rwanda could soon lose a strong bond they had developed with Actress Meghan Markel – following her decision to suspend her charity acitivities in the country.

On November 27th, global media was awash with news that Meghan Markle – an American actress, model, and humanitarian activist was officially engaged to Prince Harry the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II.

Meghan Markle became a World Vision and UN Global Ambassador last year and participated in different projects to provide access to clean water to rural communities in Rwanda especially in Gatsibo district.

One of her activities in the country was digging a water pipeline in Cyampirita village, Rugarama sector in Gatsibo district. The water pipe currently benefits 136 households in the area.

But unfortunately, these rural women and Children may miss their reunion with the yet-to-be Prince Harry’s lifetime partner after she announced the end to her charity work “to concentrate on the new royal duties.”

Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle posed for photographers on the grounds of Kensington Palace in London, on Monday/Associated Press photo

“She wants to spend this time learning about the UK. This is the country that’s going to be her home now,” Prince Harry’s Communications Secretary Jason Knauf told British media yesterday.

In September last year, Actress Markle was in Rwanda as part of working with World Vision Canada, where she toured and initiated various projects to help rural women and children.

Former Suits actress Markle, is expected to wed the Queen’s grandson at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle in May next year.

She is currently planning to join Prince Harry in travelling around different towns and cities in the UK ahead of her nuptials, Kensington Palace said in a statement.

Her introduction to the UK begins with an away day to Nottingham on Friday – her first official royal engagement.