MEGHAN Markle has made a solo visit to Victoria Yards in Johannesburg in the latest leg of a royal African tour.
The Duchess of Sussex, 38, made the visit without Prince Harry or their son Archie.
Victoria Yards in Lorentzville is described as an urban village-environment for crafters and artists to work, collaborate and exhibit.
The official Johannesburgh leg of their royal tour gets underway on Tuesday and will culminate with a meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria the following day.
Artist James Delaney told Channel 24: "We were told in the morning to expect a very important guest later in the day, and that the complex would be shut down from 1pm."
While the name of the VIP guest wasn't reveal Mr Delaney said the tenants quickly guessed as they knew "Meghan was in town".
Meghan arrived at around 2pm with the artists putting their work and designs on display.
The Duchess was given a pair of jeans specially made for Archie from a local designer, who declined to comment on his meeting with her.
Mr Delaney said he had a "friendly chat" with Meghan, adding "I introduced myself as James, and she said: 'Hi, I'm Meghan."
He described the visit, which lasted about half an hour, as a "whirlwind," saying "it was lovely to meet her."
Meghan wore a navy Wilfred By Artiza shirt dress and red slingback flats by Everlane for her visit as she chatted to the artisans on the eighth day of their African tour.
While Meghan ventured out on her own Prince Harry had earlier in the day put his photography skills to use by launching a campaign with the National Geographic to raise awareness of the role trees play in the earth's eco-system.
South Africa marks the last leg of their ten-day tour around southern Africa.
The Duke and Duchess met up with the Angolan president Joao Lourenco at the presidential palace in Luanda just two days ago.
The meeting comes after a packed Friday, in which he visited a landmine clearance project that featured in some of the most famous photographs of his late mother, Princess Diana.
The Duke, 35, has briefly parted ways with Meghan, 38, and their four-month-old son after they all landed in South Africa on Monday.
Their first overseas tour as a family has featured engagements including visits to poor townships and a meeting with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu.
They'll reunite towards the end of the ten-day trip in Johannesburg on Wednesday, before returning to the UK.
Earlier in the tour baby Archie had won over everyone's hearts when the toddler met Archbishop Desmond Tutu and gave him a high five.
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