Meghan Markle shows off henna tattoo in sweet moment with little girls

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Meghan meets two little girls in Morocco. Photo: Getty

Meghan Markle shared a sweet moment with two little girls during her and Prince Harry’s royal tour of Morocco.

The Duchess of Sussex was seen making a beeline towards Rania, five, and Rayhanna, two, who had been patiently waiting for the royals in their best dresses.

She took the moment with the girls to show off a new tattoo she had received moments earlier.

“Nice, isn’t it? So pretty,” Meghan told the girls.

Meghan showed off her new ink. Photo: Getty

Meghan revealed the design of the traditional henna tattoo to the girls, during a visit to a school in the Atlas Mountains, where she also surprised the children by speaking French.

The henna flower was applied by 17-year-old Samira, who has lived at EFA for six years.

The ceremony is an ancient custom thought to have its roots in North Africa – and had a design painted on her left hand to celebrate her pregnancy.

The Duchess received the traditional henna tattoo to celebrate her pregnancy. Photo: Getty
The flower design is meant for luck. Photo: Getty

The plant-based ink is safe for expectant mums and is deemed a symbol of good luck and a blessing for any significant event such as a birth.

Meghan dressed down for her tour through the town, opting for a £395.34 Alice and Olivia tailored long navy blazer, skinny jeans teamed with £90 Birdies slippers and a £50 ‘blanket scarf’ from Wilfred at Aritiza. 

Meghan in red

At the beginning of the tour, when arriving at Casablanca airport to kick off the three-day visit of Morocco, the duchess once again turned heads in a regal red dress, an outfit that has been put together with much thought.

It’s believed that pregnant Meghan’s red caped dress by Valentino was actually paying homage to Morocco’s flag.

Meghan wore a red caped dress by Valentino to arrive in Morocco [Photo: Getty]

She teamed it with her nude pumps and a £1,360 light pink small vring smooth calfskin crossbody bag, also by Valentino.

The duke wore a light grey suit and a patterned tie as he inspected a guard of honour.

Meghan and Harry were greeted by the British Ambassador to Morocco, Thomas Reilly and his wife, as they stepped off the commercial flight.

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