Harry and Meghan break royal protocol with one unacceptable move in Nigeria | Royal | News


Upon arrival in Nigeria on Thursday, the Sussexes received two paintings — one of which showed him and his late mother, Princess Diana.

On the day of watching a sitting volleyball match at Nigeria Unconquered – a local charity that supports wounded, injured and sick servicemembers in Abuja – Meghan received a lovely piece of artwork from a young girl, which depicted animals and flowers. They were given their own personalised t-shirts, each patterned with slogans „Harry Dreams Big“ and „Meghan Dreams Big“.

Harry also looked honoured as he was given a traditional Nigerian outfit as he and Meghan attended a reception at the Nigerian Defence Headquarters in Abuja.

Meghan also received clothing on the trip and wore a traditional Aso-Oke outfit on the final day of the trip. She later changed into a yellow Carolina Herrera dress but was gifted a matching shawl by the wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Babjide Sanwo-Olu.

During their brief trip, the Sussexes were showered with an array of gifts, ranging from artwork and clothing, to jewelry and literature.

The Royal Family website states particularly on official overseas trips „organisations and individuals should be discouraged from offering extravagant gifts“.

The advice goes on to state: „Whilst always remaining sensitive to local custom, Households should explore alternative gestures of goodwill during preliminary discussions about engagements.“

Gifts are defined as official when received during an official engagement or duty or in connection with the official role or duties of a member of the Royal Family.



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