Meghan Markel visited South Africa with Prince Harry Monday, where she bonded with the locals.
“On one personal note, may I just say that while I’m here with my husband as a member of the Royal Family... I am here with you as a mother, as a wife, as a woman, as a woman of color and as your sister,” the Duchess of Sussex said, according to the BBC.
Violence against women has been problematic in South Africa, where 2,700 women were murdered by men last year, according to the BBC, which also said Africa’s southern-most nation sees 100 rapes per day.
Prince Harry also said during the royal visit that the abuse constitutes "a cycle that needs to be broken.”
The royals made the trip with their son Archie, who was born in May, but he was not with his parents during their first day of diplomacy. The long trip left the baby exhausted, according to People.
Harry and Meghan took measures to expand their brand to the United States earlier this month by reportedly signing on with the PR firm Sunshine Sachs, which has also worked with Barbra Streisand, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck and disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.