Meghan Markle arrives at University of Johannesburg

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The Duchess of Sussex arrived for the first of two solo visits today before being reunited with her husband tonight.

Meghan, wearing a short and sleeveless beige dress, stepped out of a car outside the University of Johannesburg to screams from students ahead of a round table discussion about access to higher education.  

Meanwhile Prince Harry is on his last day of engagements in Malawi and will fly back to South Africa this afternoon to see his wife and son Archie, whom he last saw on Wednesday last week in Cape Town. 

The Duchess of Sussex visits the University of Johannesburg today as she continues her tour of southern Africa

The Duchess of Sussex visits the University of Johannesburg today as she continues her tour of southern Africa

Meghan at the University of Johannesburg today

The Duchess of Sussex arrives to meet academics and students during a discussion on female access to higher education

The Duchess of Sussex meets academics and students during a discussion on women's access to higher education today

Meghan is carrying out the solo engagement in South Africa while the Duke of Sussex is in Malawi during their tour

Meghan is carrying out the solo engagement in South Africa while the Duke of Sussex is in Malawi during their tour

Meghan is attending a roundtable discussion with the Association of Commonwealth Universities in Johannesburg today

Meghan's hair is picked up by the wind this morning

Meghan is attending a roundtable discussion with the Association of Commonwealth Universities in Johannesburg today

Meghan was greeted in Johannesburg this morning by Susana Glavan, director of the British Council in South Africa

Meghan was greeted in Johannesburg this morning by Susana Glavan, director of the British Council in South Africa

The Duchess took on the role of the Association of Commonwealth Universities's patron in January from the Queen

Meghan arrives for the visit in South Africa today

The Duchess took on the role of the Association of Commonwealth Universities's patron in January from the Queen

Meghan told academics the discussion:

Meghan told academics the discussion: 'When a women is empowered it changes absolutely everything in the community'

Meghan was greeted this morning by Susana Glavan, director of the British Council in South Africa

Meghan smiles as she arrives today

Meghan was greeted this morning by Susana Glavan (left), director of the British Council in South Africa

Meghan is greeted this morning by Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, vice-chancellor of the University of Johannesburg

Meghan is greeted this morning by Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, vice-chancellor of the University of Johannesburg

Meghan was greeted by Susana Glavan, director of the British Council in South Africa, then met vice-chancellor Tshilidzi Marwala, and Joanna Newman, secretary general of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.  

Among the students giving Meghan a noisy welcome was Samukelisiwa Nomusa Shongwe, 19, who said: 'I think she is a great person. She has done so many things. She has contributed to society, especially to African society. 

'She is very interested in playing a positive role by speaking about gender equality and gender abuse.'

Meghan attended the round table discussion with the ACU, of which she is patron, to discuss the challenges faced by young women in accessing higher education. 

Meghan arrived in Johannesburg today during her visit to southern Africa with husband Prince Harry and their son Archie

Meghan arrived in Johannesburg today during her visit to southern Africa with husband Prince Harry and their son Archie

Meghan arrived to screams today

One of the students who gave Meghan a noisy welcome said she is a 'great person'

Meghan arrived to screams today, and one of the students who gave her a noisy welcome said she is a 'great

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