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Harry and Meghan visit South Africa’s oldest mosque on tour

September 24, 2019
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Britain's Prince Harry, right, and his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, exit Auwal Mosque, the oldest in the country in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Sept, 24, 2019. The royal couple are on their second day of their African visit. (Courtney Africa / Africa News Agency via AP, Pool)
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Britain's Prince Harry, right, and his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, exit Auwal Mosque, the oldest in the country in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Sept, 24, 2019. The royal couple are on their second day of their African visit. (Courtney Africa / Africa News Agency via AP, Pool)

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and her husband, Prince Harry, have visited South Africa’s oldest mosque as their first official tour as a family continues for a second day.

Their stop at the 225-year-old Auwal Mosque in Cape Town on Tuesday includes a viewing of the first known manuscript of the Quran in South Africa. Authorities say it was written down from memory by an imam while he was imprisoned on nearby Robben Island during a period when slaves were not allowed to worship Islam.

Events include meetings with several religious leaders, as the mosque hosts interfaith dialogues in the famously diverse city.

The royal couple’s 10-day, multi-country tour also includes stops for Harry in Botswana, Angola and Malawi with a focus on wildlife protection, mental health and mine clearance.

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