The Duchess of Sussex is currently in Morocco with husband Prince Harry for a three-day royal tour ahead of the royal baby's arrival. And during her trip, the former Suits actress was able to practice one of her many talents during their Sunday morning visit to a local secondary school in the Atlas Mountains. Meghan has been learning French for eight years and while Prince Harry chose to address school children in English, Meghan was very willing to try out her new skills.
Inside the royals toured the classrooms where most of the girls were fluent only in French. Not a problem for the Duchess, who happily conversed with the girls. "Qu'est ce que tu veux être quand tu quittes l’école?" (What do you want to do when you leave school?) she asked the girls. She also asked, "Vous voulez aller à l’université?" (Do you want to go to university?).
Meghan received a henna tatooo
Meghan was very impressed with the responses - the girls informed her they wanted to be teachers, engineers and doctors,
Meghan also asked in French if she could enter the girls bedrooms ("On peut entrer?"). She also used a few other French words such as “parfait" (perfect). Eton-College-educated Harry was not so bold! While he has delivered speeches in Frnech he asked the girls, "Do you speak English? I don’t speak much French."
Meghan has been studying hard recently - she previously revealed in December that she was "trying to get better" at her French, while she can also speak Spanish fluently. Harry delivered a speech in the language during the Invictus Games in Toronto in 2017 - but perhaps needs to have a little extra practice with his wife to feel confident enough for conversation.
Meghan may well teach her baby French
There is a chance that when the royal baby arrives, Harry and Meghan will wish for them to learn the French language as well, just like their cousins are learning Spanish. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's two oldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, know some words in Spanish thanks to their Palencia-born nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo. And when he is older, the couple's youngest son, Prince Louis, will no doubt pick it up as easily as his older siblings.
The Duchess at her New York baby shower
It's not long to go before Harry and Meghan welcome their first baby, and royal fans around the world are getting excited for their upcoming arrival. Fans are convinced that the royal couple are expecting a baby girl, after photos posted from Meghan's New York baby shower last week revealed that guests tucked into cakes alongside a pink pot of sugared almonds. The pictures were posted by baker Darcy Miller, who wrote on Instagram: "I was honored to help @serenawilliams with personalized sweets and details for Meghan Markle’s baby shower."
Bets on the couple having a girl were also suspended at the beginning of January. Betfair Spokesperson Katie Baylis said: “We haven’t seen too much betting on this market for a while, but tonight all of a sudden we have seen a flurry of betting activity on the baby to a girl. So much so that we’ve had to suspend the market and stop taking bets on the sex of the baby. If the punters are anything to go by, then we could have a new Princess in a couple of months' time."
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