Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Nigeria (Photos)

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle were given a warm welcome upon arriving Nigeria on Friday.

The couple are in Nigeria as part of promotion of the Invictus Games, the sporting event the Prince founded for wounded military veterans.

Thy landed in the capital Abuja where they visited a school to open an event on mental health for students there.

Greeted by a drum and dance group from the Igbo ethnic group, Prince Harry and Meghan toured the Lightway Academy where they were welcomed by pupils.

“If you take anything away from today, just know that mental health affects every single person,” he told students, wearing a traditional Nigerian bead necklace around his neck.”

“The more you talk about it the more you can kick stigma away.”

Meghan joined the Duke of Sussex on the stage before they left for a meeting with Nigerian military commanders as part of the Invictus programme.

“It was really cool. I just wanted to touch him,” said student Nnena Edeh, 13, as the prince left the school.

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“It was really inspiring.”