Meghan Markle visits Johannesburg art studio without Archie or Prince Harry

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Meghan Markle got a pair of designer jeans and some dungarees for Archie today as she visited a Johannesburg art studio without her son or Prince Harry.

The Duchess of Sussex was spotted deep in conversation with artists, while she toured the Victoria Yards in Johannesburg, a regeneration project that is home to design studios, art galleries and a popular monthly food market.

It is understood that Meghan, wearing a navy midi-length Wilfred By Aritzia shirt dress and red slingback flats by Everlane, left son Archie in the care of his nanny so she could sample some of the city's creative vibes.

Meghan appeared to be bowled over when she collected the pair of designer jeans commissioned from one of South Africa's up-and-coming brands.

She could only say 'oh my, oh my' when she was saw the skinny fit jeans - and when a tiny pair of dungarees, made for her son Archie, were handed over she exclaimed 'very cute'.

Lesedi Masemola, manager of Tshepo's showroom, that features the company's workshops and studios, said: 'From what we've seen on the internet she's the type of person who loves skinny fit so that's what we made.

'When she saw the jeans the words she said were 'oh my, oh my' she was very impressed she loved the jeans she said she couldn't wait to try them on and said 'wow'.

'And when she saw the dungarees she said 'very cute', I think they are very, very lovely.'

Meghan appeared to be bowled over when she collected the pair of designer jeans commissioned from one of South Africa's up-and-coming brands

Meghan appeared to be bowled over when she collected the pair of designer jeans commissioned from one of South Africa's up-and-coming brands

The Duchess of Sussex was spotted deep in conversation with a group of people while she toured the Victoria Yards in Johannesburg

The Duchess of Sussex was spotted deep in conversation with a group of people while she toured the Victoria Yards in Johannesburg

Meghan chats to artists at the Victoria Yards while a group of children play nearby on a swing, on the eight day of the Royals Africa tour

Meghan chats to artists at the Victoria Yards while a group of children play nearby on a swing, on the eight day of the Royals Africa tour

Meghan also toured a small market exhibiting some of the items you can find at Victoria Yards, and listened to a performance by Belita Andre, a spoken word artist

Meghan also toured a small market exhibiting some of the items you can find at Victoria Yards, and listened to a performance by Belita Andre, a spoken word artist

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A number of awestruck children rushed to hug Meghan as she toured the Victoria Yards in Johannesburg

A number of awestruck children rushed to hug Meghan as she toured the Victoria Yards in Johannesburg

In a post on the sussexroyal Instagram page it said the Victoria Yards 'celebrates the power of community' and brings local artisans together

In a post on the sussexroyal Instagram page it said the Victoria Yards 'celebrates the power of community' and brings local artisans together

Meghan, navy midi-length Wilfred By Aritzia shirt dress and red slingback flats by Everlane , mingled and chatted with the artists on the eight day of the royals Africa tour

Meghan, navy midi-length Wilfred By Aritzia shirt dress and red slingback flats by Everlane , mingled and chatted with the artists on the eight day of the royals Africa tour

Meghan Markle visited shoe designer

Meghan Markle visited a food and drink business

Meghan visited a shoe designer (left) and also visited other artisan food and drink businesses as well (right)

Meghan's designer jeans cost 2,100 South African Rand (£113) but for the Archie's dungarees Mr Masemola said: 'that was a special order we've never done before so I couldn't give you a price'. 

The mother-of-one was later mobbed by awestruck children who she gleefully hugged, while a boy dressed in red just behind her showed his shock at seeing a member of the Royal Family.

Meghan, who looked animated and smiled throughout the trip, then chatted to the youngsters and had a look at some of the budding artists own drawings.

Meghan was also wearing a distinctive pair of studded black earrings she had picked up in Cape Town from a local ‘ethical’ designer, Pichulik, for just £46. 

The brand takes its inspiration from ‘ancient traditions, myth and an experimental use of materials’ and ‘celebrates empowering feminine narratives’ - perfect for the feminist duchess. 

 She also visited Young Bucks - a small business that hand-makes books from recycled materials, and her final stop was Tshepo.

Meghan also toured a small market exhibiting some of the items you can find at Victoria Yards, and listened to a performance by Belita Andre, a spoken word artist.

The duchess's official Instagram account said: 'While in Johannesburg today, The Duchess of Sussex visited Victoria Yards, which celebrates the power of community, bringing local artisans and 'makers' together to rebuild, support and learn from each other on a holistic level.

'It was an exceptional afternoon where The Duchess had the chance to connect with the children and founders of the phenomenal programme for kids' development Timbuktu in The Valley. 

'She was also struck by the local denim designer who founded eponymous brand Tshepo who shared this info about the logo for his line: 'The crown on my jeans represents the three ladies who raised me. Enjoy wearing this crown.' Such a beautiful and touching sentiment!

The duchess's official Instagram account said: 'While in Johannesburg today, The Duchess of Sussex visited Victoria Yards, which celebrates the power of community, bringing local artisans and 'makers' together to rebuild, support and learn from each other on a holistic level'

The duchess's official Instagram account said: 'While in Johannesburg today, The Duchess of Sussex visited Victoria Yards, which celebrates the power of community, bringing local artisans and 'makers' together to rebuild, support and learn from each other on a holistic level'

At one point a beaming Meghan was given a pair of dungarees for her son from a local denim designer Tshepo Mohlala, who confirmed on Twitter she had placed the order four weeks earlier.

At one point a beaming Meghan was given a pair of dungarees for her son from a local denim designer Tshepo Mohlala, who confirmed on Twitter she had placed the order four weeks earlier.

The Duchess of Sussex was spotted deep in conversation, while she toured the Victoria Yards in Johannesburg, a regeneration project that is home to design studios, art galleries and a popular monthly food market

The Duchess of Sussex was spotted deep in conversation, while she toured the Victoria Yards in Johannesburg, a regeneration project that is home to design studios, art galleries and a popular monthly food market

'Artists, artisans, sculptors, metal workers and carpenters are all part of the fabric of Victoria Yards, but it also utilizes the power of The DICE programme which supports several other local organisations in their work with marginalised youth and women. 

'These include: 94 Colours (run by The Duchess' guides for the day, Hector and Sibusiso), CDP (a development programme for young unemployed and marginalised women that provides training to start creative enterprises), Enke (rebuilds the confidence and self-belief of unemployed youth through training and practical experience), 26'10 South (an architecture firm designing a local youth centre) and ReimagiNation (works with local secondary school students to create a social and creative enterprising mindset).'

Meanwhile The Duke of Sussex shared an image of Baobab trees he took during a visit to Liwonde National Park, Malawi on the eighth day of the royal tour of Africa.

One picture shared to the National Geographic's Instagram account showed Harry lying on the floor holding the camera, and the other the picture he captured of the trees above.

The Duke of Sussex shared this image he took of Baobab trees he took during a visit to Liwonde National Park, Malawi on the eighth day of the royal tour of Africa.

The Duke of Sussex shared this image he took of Baobab trees he took during a visit to Liwonde National Park, Malawi on the eighth day of the royal tour of Africa.

One picture shared to the National Geographic's Instagram account showed Harry lying on the floor holding the camera

One picture shared to the National Geographic's Instagram account showed Harry lying on the floor holding the camera

The prince is today managing the magazine's social media platform to launch a campaign called 'Looking Up', and will invite users to share their own pictures of trees from around the world.

He wrote: 'Hi everyone! I'm so happy to have the opportunity to continue working with National Geographic and to guest-edit this Instagram account; it's one of my personal favourites.

Today I'm in Liwonde National Park, Malawi an important stop on our official tour of Southern Africa, planting trees for The Queens Commonwealth Canopy.

'As part of this takeover, I am inviting you to be a part of our 'Looking Up' social campaign. To help launch the campaign, here is a photograph I took today here in Liwonde of Baobab trees.'

He added: 'I will be posting my favourite images from @NatGeo photographers here throughout the day, and over on @sussexroyal I will be sharing some of my favourite images from everything you post. I can't wait to see what you see.'

The campaign launch comes It comes as the prince insisted that protecting nature is 'fundamental to our survival' and should not be dismissed as 'hippy.'

Harry is currently on the eighth day of his official tour in Africa.

Harry and Meghan have their own

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