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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's second day in Morocco - tattoos, baby bumps and gowns

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Hanna Fillingham
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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan were up bright and early on Sunday morning for a busy day ahead, which started with a visit to a secondary school in Asni Town in the Atlas Mountains.

MORE: LIVE UPDATES from Harry and Meghan's final tour day in Morocco

The royal couple will meet local schoolchildren and their teachers, tour the school to visit the classrooms and even watch some of the children take part in a football match. They will then stop by at the original Education For All boarding house, which works to help improved gender equality in Morocco.

While there, Prince Harry will present founder Michael McHugo an MBE for his services.

Harry and Meghan flew into Morocco on Saturday, but arrived a little later than expected due to their delayed Royal Air Maroc flight. The pair were travelling by a scheduled flight which was late arriving in the UK. The intention of their visit is to highlight Morocco's focus on women’s empowerment, girl's education, inclusivity, and the encouragement of social entrepreneurship.

We'll be updating this story with all the live pictures and information so stay tuned! 

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived at the 'Education For All' boarding house in Asni Town, Atlas Mountains on the second day of their tour of Morocco.

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The couple looked relaxed and happy as they chatted to workers at the boarding house and were gifted with flowers for Meghan. People waved flags as the pair arrived. 

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Meghan looked was presented with a beautiful bouquet of flowers as she arrived for her morning engagement in Morocco on Sunday 

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Meghan's henna tattoo is just like the Duchess of Cambridge's, who too had a flower design on her right hand when she was seven months pregnant with Prince Louis.

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Meghan was given a henna tattoo by 17-year-old Samira who has lived in Asni for 6 years - the henna flower was created on Meghan’s right hand to celebrate her pregnancy as per Moroccan tradition.

WATCH: Meghan receives her henna tattoo - video

When the art work was completed Meghan said, "That’s really lovely" and proudly showed it to husband Prince Harry, 34, who was sitting next to her. Meghan added, "It will dry for a little bit and then we can walk through." 

Samira explained, "It is a traditional practice for pregnant women in Moroccan. It is to bring luck for the baby."

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The couple seemed delighted with Meghan's pretty new body art and shared a sweet moment as Harry sat with his hand protectively around his wife's back. 

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Meghan and Harry posed for a photograph outside the boarding house with all the girls and teachers. Meghan lovingly cradled her growing baby bump as she smiled broadly in the warm Moroccan sun. 

During her trip, Meghan had conversed with the girls in French. 

She asked, "Qu'est ce que tu veux être quand tu quittes l’école? (What do you want to be when you leave school?)". She also asked, "Vous voulez aller à l’université, (Do you want to go to university?)" and was very impressed when the girls told her they wanted to be teachers, engineers and doctors. "Big dreams."

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex got down to a child's level to meet sisters Rania, 5 and Ayhana, 2 Minejem on the second day of their tour of Morocco. Meghan gleefully showed the two little girls her pretty tattoo. 

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Now for some official business! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived to invest Michael McHugo, the founder of 'Education for All', with an MBE during their visit to the original 'Education For All' boarding house in Asni Town, Atlas Mountains.

MORE: Get all the details of Meghan's outfit 

It's the second day of their tour of Morocco and the sun is shining brightly. Meghan and Harry are holding hands - looking as loved up as usual on their last tour before they become parents. 

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During the walkabout, Harry and Meghan stopped to chat to locals who had been waiting to meet them. Meghan was all smiles as she shook hands with the crowds - who were holding up Union Jack flags in their honour. 

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During the visit, Harry and Meghan watched a game of football, and enthusiastically watched on from the sides, cheering on the schoolchildren taking part in the tournament. 

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Harry is a huge sports fans, and very much enjoyed watching the football match.

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Meghan rested her head on Harry during a sweet moment on their Morocco visit. The couple were a hit with the schoolchildren that were lucky enough to meet them on Sunday. Harry jokingly apologised to them for making them come to school on their weekend. 

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While chatting to children in the classroom

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During their trip to the class, five youngsters  delivered short speeches about themselves in English, thanking them for coming to their school. Making eye contact with each speaker, the Duchess mouthed "very well done" to one young woman who beamed as she reached the end without a mistake. The Duke and Duchess both seemed particularly pleased when one student said "I hope you like the diverse culture" of Morocco, smiling broadly.

When one pupil described his hobby as watching American movies, the Duke grinned and looked at his wife, a former actress. "Thank you very much," said the Duchess at the end. "You’re all very impressive."

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Meghan wears a Dior kaftan style gown for the evening reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Morocco. 

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The radiant Duchess accessorised with golden touches. Get full outfit details here

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The royal couple walked up a red carpet, that had been laid for their arrival, before being handed two bouquets of colourful roses by Mr Reilly’s two daughters Orla, 12 and Elsa, eight.

Meghan smiled as she took a bouquet from Orla, saying: "Thank you, that is so kind, they are beautiful". 

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The Duchess introduced her husband, turning to him saying: "This is Harry," as the Duke bent down to shake the sisters’ hands.  After asking Elsa her name Meghan was handed a second bouquet, which she smelt exclaiming: "Wow, they are so sweet".

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The Duke and Duchess were then welcomed by guests from across Moroccan society including young leaders, entrepreneurs, business representatives and influential people from local girls’ education and sport.

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"Women have to challenge everywhere in the world," the Duchess told a group of female executives and entrepreneurs.

Meghan, who has made women's empowerment a key part of her campaigning work, was responding to Meriem Bensalah, chief executive of a finance and agricultural firm called the Holmarcom Group, who told her that Moroccan women had made great advances towards equality but still faced disadvantages. "We were discussing how there are still many boundaries all over the world," the business executive said. 

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