LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 09: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020 in London, England. The Commonwealth represents 2.4 billion people and 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
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Meghan Markle Celebrates The Late Mama Africa Miriam Makeba

They say real recognises real.

This adage was in full display when our very own musical icon, cosmopolitan and drop dead gorgeous Mama Miriam Makeba showed up on the last place you’d expect her to,  Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry’s Instagram.

As if her track record in claiming her black heritage was not enough, Duchess Meghan,  illustrated her link to the continent of her ancestors by paying tribute to another independent,  fierce woman, the late  Mama Africa, Miriam Makeba on her and husband Prince Harry’s Instagram.

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Earlier this week The Duchess of Sussex, in her role as Patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), met with the bright minds from across the Commonwealth to hear about their commitment to tackling the global challenges we all face. The Duchess spoke with Scholars studying and researching important areas surrounding; cleaning up plastic pollution in our oceans, helping to build more sustainable cities, improving health outcomes for citizens, and supporting decent work and economic growth. Paving the way as the next generation of leaders, these inspirational scholars, are spread far across the Commonwealth from Malawi to Malaysia, Ghana to Sri Lanka – all of whom will use the skills and knowledge they gain while studying in the UK to make a difference when they return to their home countries. The Duchess, who also attended university with support of a scholarship, is a strong advocate of accessible education for all. As the Royal Patron of The Association of Commonwealth Universities (@The_ACU_Official) since January 2019, The Duchess has met and engaged with students, academics, and staff from ACU member universities across the Commonwealth to learn more about the vital work they do to address global challenges. As President and Vice President of The @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess thank all those who are working to give access to education for all.

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Meghan, who is Patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU),  hosted a meeting for the ACU at Buckingham Place, and the accompanying photos were posted to Instagram to the familiar and nostalgic sounds of Makeba’s Pata Pata.

Over the last week, Meghan and Harry have performed an array of royal engagements , their last, before sailing off into the sunset after announcing  their intention to quit being full-time royals in January.

“Paving the way as the next generation of leaders, these inspirational scholars, are spread far across the Commonwealth from Malawi to Malaysia, Ghana to Sri Lanka – all of whom will use the skills and knowledge they gain while studying in the UK to make a difference when they return to their home countries,” the post partly said.  The couple were expected back in Canada, where their son 10-month old son Archie remained, on Wednesday.

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