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Meghan in secret trip to London before swiftly jetting off again with Harry



Harry and Meghan arriving at Abuja Airport in Nigeria this morning (Picture: Tim Clarke)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived in Nigeria for a three day trip to the west African nation.

The couple had reunited at Heathrow Airport yesterday after Meghan flew to the UK from LA following Harry’s fleeting visit to London.

They subsequently boarded a flight to Nigeria’s capital Abuja together and touched down this morning.

Harry and Meghan were invited by the country’s chief of defence staff and have a range of engagements planned.

The pair’s first stop was the Lightway Academy school in Abuja, where they took part in various activities.

The duke is then set to meet injured service members at a military hospital.

The pair will also attend a training session for charity organisation Nigeria: Unconquered, which works with the Invictus Games, as well as a reception where military families will be honoured.

Meghan is then due to co-host an event of Women in Leadership with Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the director-general of the World Trade Organisation.

Megan and Harry take part in activities at the Lightway Academy in Abuja today (Picture: Kola Sulaimon/AFP)
The couple have a range of engagements planned (Picture: Kola Sulaimon/AFP)

The couple’s other engagements include a basketball camp with Giants of Africa, a cultural reception and a polo fundraiser for Nigeria: Unconquered.

Local newspapers reported that Defence Headquarters was ‘honoured’ and ‘delighted’ after Harry and Meghan, who is of Nigerian descent, had accepted their invitation to visit he country.

It will be their first visit to Nigeria as a couple.

Meghan is of Nigerian descent (Picture: Kola Sulaimon/AFP)
The couple were invited by Nigeria’s chief of defence (Picture: Kola Sulaimon/AFP)
The Duke and Duchess were reunited in London and flew to Nigeria together (Picture: Tim Clarke)

Harry was in London to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on Wednesday.

The King’s spokesman said Charles would not be meeting his son during the visit due to his ‘full programme’ but said he hoped to ‘see him soon’.

Harry was joined for the service of thanksgiving by close relatives of his mother Diana and a mentor who supported him after her death, along with hundreds of people from the ‘Invictus family’.

Prince Harry meeting members of the public before The Invictus Games 10th Anniversary Service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday (Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus Games Foundation)
Harry arriving at St Paul’s Cathedral for the service (Picture Wiktor Szymanowicz/Anadolu via Getty Images)

The St Paul’s Cathedral service began as the King met guests at the first Buckingham Palace garden party of the year.

The Invictus Games was founded by the prince in 2014 and is specifically aimed at injured and sick military personnel and veterans.

Harry met Nigeria’s chief of defence staff at the Invictus Games in Dusseldorf, Germany last September .

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