Meghan Markle spends Mother’s Day in Nigeria celebrating Prince Harry’s charity work

Meghan Markle spends Mother’s Day in Nigeria celebrating Prince Harry’s charity work

Meghan Markle honored Prince Harry’s charitable endeavors this Mother’s Day.

The Duchess of Sussex, 42, was in Nigeria with her Duke to mark the 10-year anniversary of the Invictus Games.

The couple visited the South African country to champion the multisport Paralympic-style games for wounded or injured servicemen and veterans founded by Harry, 39.

It’s unclear if Meghan and Harry’s children, Archie, 5, and Lilibet, 2, went to Nigeria or stayed home in the US.

Meghan Markle at the Giant of Africa Foundation in Nigeria on May 12, 2024. AP Meghan Markle promoting the Invictus Games in Nigeria on May 12, 2024. AP

Sunday was Mother’s Day in the U.S., where Meghan and Harry moved after they quit their royal duties in 2020.

Mother’s Day in the UK was on March 10, the day of Kate Middleton’s infamous photoshop scandal before the world knew she has cancer.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with their two children. Alexi Lubomirski / Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Meghan and Harry arrived in Lagos on Sunday for their final official day in Nigeria and visited the Ilupeju Senior Grammar School, where they watched a Giants of Africa basketball exhibition in partnership with their Archewell Foundation, according to PEOPLE.

Meghan also received her first public Mother’s Day wishes from ex-NBA star Masai Ujiri, who is the vice-chairman and president of the Giants of Africa.

The day prior, Meghan led a panel discussion for women in leadership and talked about how she’s learned to balance motherhood and her career.

Meghan Markle at the Lights Academy in Nigeria on May 10, 2024. AP

“Balance will always change for you. That balance, what seems balanced 10 years ago is going to shift,” she said. “And so being a mom has always been a dream of mine. And I’m so fortunate that we have two beautiful, healthy, very chatty, sweet children.”

“I love being a mom,” the Duchess of Sussex added.

On the first day of Meghan and Harry’s tour in Nigeria on Friday, Meghan shared a sweet anecdote about her daughter while speaking with students at the Lightway Academy.

Meghan Markle with a young Nigerian girl on May 11, 2024. AP Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. via REUTERS

“Our daughter, Lili—she’s much, much tinier than you guys,” Meghan told the students. “She’s about to turn three. A few weeks ago she looked at me, and she would just see the reflection in my eyes. And she [said,] ‘Mama, I see me in you.’ Oh, now she was talking really, literally.”

“But I hung onto those words in a very different way,” she added. “And I thought, yes, I do see me and you, and you see me and you, but as I look around this room, I see myself in all of you as well.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry speaking at the Giant of Africa Foundation on May 12, 2024. AP

Meghan and Harry reunited in London’s Heathrow Airport before flying to Nigeria on Thursday, after Harry spent three days in his birth country for the Invictus Games anniversary celebrations.

Harry did not see any of his relatives — including his dad, King Charles III, and his brother, Prince William — when he was in London.

Meghan, meanwhile, stayed home with the kids in California before her journey to Nigeria.