- A local Nelson Mandela University student was pleasantly surprised when the Duchess of Sussex asked her and friends to pose for a photo
- The student, Sithembele Ncube, still can't believe she got to pose with Meghan and wasn't the one to ask for a picture
- Meghan wanted the photo taken so she could share it with her friend, Michelle Obama
Sithembele Ncube, a Nelson Mandela University student, was left speechless when the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, asked her and her friends to pose for a photo.
Meghan wanted the snap so she could send it to her good friend, America's former first lady, Michelle Obama, which she did.
Sithembele still can't believe that she had such a sudden royal encounter.
"I was gobsmacked because I am a huge fan of Michelle as well."
The 25-year-old computer science honours student met up with the royal couple in Cape Town, according to SowetanLIVE. She's part of the Obama Foundation, which is aimed at inspiring and empowering people to change the world.
"She just asked to take a picture with me to send to Michelle Obama. The royals had invited a few youth organisations to meet them and I went as part of the African Leaders initiative."
Meghan's kindness really stood out for Sithembele.
"What stood out the most for me was how thoughtful, kind and approachable [Meghan] was – talking to her felt like I was talking to my big sister."
The British royal couple and their baby boy, Archie, arrived in Cape Town less than a week ago. Briefly.co.za reported that some people managed to get a few snaps of the family.
Their tour of SA has left many people impressed with how much care they've shown for the locals.
Meghan also made a special trip to honour the memory of Uyinene Mrwetyana. Tying a ribbon at the site of the 19-year-old's murder site, the Duchess stood in solidarity with the movement against gender-based violence.
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