Meghan Markle Looks Forward to Returning ‘Home’ to Nigeria

Meghan vows to return to Nigeria with Harry and her children: In a heartfelt letter, the Duchess of Sussex expressed her excitement about returning to Nigeria, a place she now considers “home.” Meghan wrote to the Imperial Majesty, thanking him for the warm hospitality she and her family received during their recent trip to the African country, where she was grateful for “the opportunity to understand my heritage.”

Prince Harry and Meghan visited Nigeria last month for a three-day tour, mainly to continue the Duke’s work with the Invictus Games. However, the visit had deeper meaning for Meghan, who discovered through a DNA test that she is 43% Nigerian. “This is my country,” she proclaimed with pride.

In the letter obtained by the Western Post, Meghan wrote to the Oluwu of Iso, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi: “Your Imperial Majesty, Thank you for your warm welcome to Nigeria… Our visit to Nigeria was important for many reasons, but not least because it gave us the opportunity to explore and understand my heritage, which extends to our children. We look forward to coming home one day.

During the visit, the Duchess of Sussex was also given the traditional Yoruba name Adetokunbo, a blessing which left her “deeply humbled”. In her letter, she expressed her gratitude, saying: “I am deeply touched by your blessing of the traditional Yoruba name, Adetokunbo. I cherish this name and appreciate your trust in me to carry it with grace and dignity.

Meghan and Harry were invited by Nigeria’s top military official, Christopher Musa, and after meeting him at Nigeria’s defense headquarters, the Duchess signed a guestbook, thanking officials for “welcoming me at home”.

Previously, Meghan shared her deep affection for Nigeria, telling People Magazine: “It was such warm hospitality and it was a truly meaningful trip. It was incredibly memorable and special. It alone is the best memory to take with us – all the memories we made.

Meghan Markle can't wait to return 'home' to Nigeria

The couple traveled without their two children, Prince Archie, five, and Princess Lilibet, two, but hinted more foreign trips were in the works. Harry expressed the importance of meeting people directly to “provide solutions, support and positive change”, recognizing that there is little that can be done from home or via Zoom.

The recent visit to Nigeria focused on promoting the Archewell Foundation and the Invictus Games, which Nigeria participated in for the first time last year. Harry shared his joy at the growth of Invictus and the inclusion of Nigeria, saying: “You know what Africa has meant to me over the years. It’s a very, very special place, and to be able to include Nigeria now. [in Invictus]I am very happy.”

As the Sussexes look forward to returning “home” to Nigeria, their deep connection to the African nation and desire to make a positive impact on the world shines through.


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