British Royals visit surfers at Monwabisi beach


Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, will spend Tuesday morning at Monwabisi beach near Cape Town meeting young surfers who use the ocean as therapy for youth at risk.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, on their first overseas tour since the birth of their first child, started their tour of South Africa on Monday in a township known as the country’s “murder capital”.

Harry will later rekindle memories of the couple’s courtship in Botswana and of his mother Diana in Angola.

Waves for Change (W4C), founded by avid surfer Tim Conibear as a small surfing club in Masiphumelele township in 2009, uses surfing as a way to build trust and confidence among youth living in poor and violent communities.

After visiting the W4C compound, which also houses the Lunchbox Fund charity, Prince Harry will meet members of Cape Town city’s marine unit to learn more of their efforts in fighting rampant abalone poaching along the Cape Peninsula.

Harry, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson and sixth in line to the throne, has been visiting southern Africa for two decades for holidays and conservation work