Meghan surprises onlookers as she reveals this hidden talent during royal visit to Morocco

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, might be most well known for her charitable endeavours, her acting prowess, and her enviable fashion sense.

But during hers and Prince Harry's official royal visit to Morocco, the Duchess showed off one of her hidden talents, as she spoke to girls at the 'Education for All' boarding house in Asni Town.

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Speaking to two students, she impressed onlookers by speaking French to the young girls, for whom it is their native language.

According to royal reporter Emily Andrews, Meghan showed off some off her skills by asking the girls about their plans for a career after school, and whether or not they want to go to university in French.

When one of the girls revealed she wanted to be an astronaut, Meghan replied, "Wow, that's impressive!", before turning to the other and asking, "Et toi? Qu'est ce que tu veux être?", translating as, "And you? What do you want to be?" In response, the young girl revealed she wanted to be a teacher.

Later, when the Duchess was complimented on her use of the language, she confessed, "“It’s only high school French, I’m trying!”

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It's thought that the Duchess of Sussex actually speaks fluent Spanish as well as very respectable French too, so it's no surprise that she felt confident enough to try it out on her royal trip.

And it looks as though Meghan's French language skills far outweigh that of her husband's, with one local teenager telling Sky News, "Her French was good and it was a surprise she spoke so well.

"But Harry said he didn't speak French at all. She was better than her husband."

During the visit to the Education For All centre, Meghan was also treated to a very special henna tattoo, which was designed by a 17-year-old girl named Samira.

In Moroccan culture, the tattoo is designed to bring good luck and to celebrate upcoming big occasions, such as an impending birth. And with the Duchess of Sussex thought to be over seven months pregnant, it was certainly a lovely gesture.

The Duke and Duchess are now on to their final day of engagements in the North African country, having today visited the Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports and the Andalusian Gardens, where the royal couple have met with social entrepreneurs.

Yesterday evening, they also attended a formal reception hosted by the Moroccan British Ambassador Thomas Reilly. Meghan wowed in a stunning cream Dior gown, one of her most glamorous looks of the tour yet.

It's thought that Harry and Meghan will fly back home to London on Tuesday, after enjoying a private morning in Morocco.

Amy Hunt

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