Meghan Markle causes a stir at Malawi college on royal African tour

Prince Harry continued his royal tour of Africa with a visit to Malawi over the weekend (via People). On September 29, Prince Harry visited the Nalikule College of Education where he met with a group of young women who are finishing their secondary education with the help of UKAid scholarships through the Campaign for Female Education.

While Meghan Markle and baby Archie remained in South Africa as Prince Harry visited Malawi, Markle surprised the young women at the school by joining them via Skype (via People).

Meghan Markle is a massive supporter of girls' education

The young women were delighted to see the duchess via Skype. "We're just so proud as president and vice-president of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust that we can support you in everything that you do because we cannot begin to express how valuable and vital that work is, we're just incredibly proud to be part of it," said Markle on the call.

She added, "I wish I could be with you. We're in South Africa right now — Archie's taking a nap. I'm with you in spirit. I'm so happy, and I can't wait to hear for the rest of the session."

This isn't the first time Meghan Markle has spoken about education

It shouldn't be too big of a surprise that Markle would want to support such a worthy cause. She is, after all, a big advocate for girls' education and is a patron of The Association of Commonwealth Universities. Meghan Markle frequently speaks about the importance of getting an education. In December, she spoke with a group of students at King's College London about the impact of higher education. Last October, she gave a speech about her own education as part of her royal tour of Fiji. 

"As a university graduate, I know the personal feeling of pride and excitement that comes with attending university," said Markle. "From the moment you receive your acceptance letter to the exams you spend countless late nights studying for, the lifelong friendships you make with your fellow alumni to the moment that you receive your diploma, the journey of higher education is an incredible, impactful and pivotal one. I am also fully aware of the challenges of being able to afford this level of schooling for many people around the world, myself included."