Prince Harry of England and his wife Meghan Markle attended this Monday, February 25 in the Villa of Ambassadors in Rabat, a demonstration of traditional Moroccan gastronomy in the presence of disadvantaged children and specific needs, members of three associations. Greeted by the owner of the guesthouse, Jaouad Dich and his wife, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were invited to the traditional ceremony of offering milk and dates, before enthusiastically following Chef Moha Exploration of different dishes highlighted on the many stands developed on the occasion.
The Duke and the Duchess, who did not resist the tasting of the dishes, including briouates, pastillas, harira and baghrir, took the time to talk with the children who helped to prepare these meals and who wanted to share with the princely couple their experiences and culinary preferences.
At the end of this presentation, Chef Moha offered Prince Harry and his wife personalized kitchen aprons, as well as an autographed copy of his recipe book and received, in return, a cookbook.
In a statement, Chef Moha said he was “proud of the visit of the princely couple”, especially as “they are great lovers of Moroccan cuisine”, adding that they can taste these dishes prepared by children of different ages and social categories gathered, today, for one and the same cause.
After posing for a group photo with the Chief, his team and the children attending the event, the Prince and Princess, who were accompanied by the British Ambassador, Thomas Reilly, briefly discussed with the leaders of the associations, activities in which their children, including orphans, Down’s syndrome patients and children with special needs, like to take part. These include the Lalla Meryem Center, the Hadaf Association and Dar Al Atfal of Témara. The children of these three associations presented, as a gift, a painting to the Duke and the Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan then went to the Andalusian Oudayas Gardens to learn about the work being done to promote the emancipation of young people.
Arrived Saturday in Casablanca for a three-day visit to Morocco, Prince Harry and his wife had previously visited the boarding schools of the Association “Education for All” and the high school qualifying “Grand Atlas” in the region of Marrakesh, and informed Rabat Monday of the program of equitation for children and young people with specific needs, initiated by the Royal Moroccan Federation of Equestrian Sports (FRMSE).