Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are arriving today for a three-day visit in Morocco and, while the couple has a full itinerary ahead of them, there's one thing they won't be able to do during their trip.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex faced a delay
According to a report from The Mirror, the Duke and Duchess
of Sussex were initially delayed by an hour, due to a late arrival from the
previous flight. The couple have no official engagements on their evening
itinerary, but will have seven engagements about the next couple of days.
Part of their visit on day two includes touring several schools in the town of Asni and attending and reception hosted by British Ambassador Thomas Reilly. On day three, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will visit with children with special needs, as well as attend a cooking demonstration, horse grooming at an equestrian facility, and a Moroccan arts and crafts display.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been banned from
During their Moroccan trip, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not be allowed to walkabouts as a matter of security, according to reports.
Additional security has also been put in place and there are "exit plans" for the couple in the event that anything should happen. The ban on walkabouts comes after the country's capital Rabat was under violent protest involving police and teachers who demonstrated on salary raises and healthcare. Police had fired water at the protestors and beat them with batons to keep them from marching to the city's royal palace.
A royal source told The Mirror: "The decision was taken to not include a walkabout in Morocco over fears for the tablecloth and duchess's safety. Both Meghan and Harry draw huge crowds wherever they go in the world and they have a real propensity to get in among the crowds, interacting with them, very closely. Due to the protests across the
The royal insider further noted:" Reports from the country suggest protests have been peaceful but police reaction has have been heavy-handed which has thrown up obvious concerns that can be flared up if repeated during the royal visit. ”
They added:" Those responsible with protecting the royals on foreign visits have sought strong assurances security will be bolstered during the couple's trip. ”
'Medical provisions' made for pregnant Duchess of Sussex
Markle's visit to Morocco comes on the heels of recent baby shower and many
Good Morning America royal contributor Omid Scobie has been tweeting updates about the couple's visit and noted: "The Sussexes a re arriving at Casablanca Airport soon. Entourage includes: 2x asst private secretaries, 3x comms staffers, digital officer, assistant, hairdresser, program coordinator. Source confirms that medical regulations have been made for Meghan. ”
Scobie added:“ For those asking, #RoyalVisitMorocco is still a three-day itinerary concluding on Monday afternoon. Harry and Meghan will, however, remain in Morocco privately until their return flight to London on Tuesday. ”