Tuesday, February 26, 2019

British Newspaper's Diplomatically Incorrect Headline!

In an act of tabloid stupidity the UK's Daily Mirror published a front page that has been described as "diplomatically incorrect" In reporting the British Royal's trip to Morocco, the headline read "Meghan and Harry Fly into Danger Zone"

It followed up by saying there were "Security fears as Prince and heavily pregnant Duchess head to city of riots".  Moroccans were not impressed.

The visit is part of the strengthening of cooperation between the U.K and Morocco and the promotion of gender equality through visits to schools and meetings with youth, said a British diplomatic source.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited on Sunday a boarding school Education for All, in the region of Marrakech, as “Grand Atlas” secondary school in the region of Marrakech.

Prince Harry held talks with members of the Moroccan Paralympic team that took part in the London 2012 Summer Paralympics, and praised the progress made by Paralympic sport in Morocco, following the building of infrastructure that meets international standards.

For her part, the Duchess of Sussex met with women entrepreneurs who stressed the importance of the vital role played by women in the Moroccan society as well as progress made in access to information and education.

The royal couple also held talks with businesswoman Meriem Bensalah Chaqroun, former head of Morocco’s Employers Association (CGEM), and Mustapha Bakkoury, President of the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN).

King Mohammed VI held a tea ceremony at the Royal Residence in Sale

They also attended an official reception at the British Ambassador’s residence in Rabat, where they met young entrepreneurs, influential women of the Moroccan civil society as well as athletes with specific needs.

On Monday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stopped by the Andalusian Gardens to learn about a youth empowerment initiative.

However, while the royal couple have had an enjoyable time, the trip has not been without incident for the royal photographers.

The duke and duchess of Sussex came along with a team of official photographers, and all three of them have taken to Twitter to denounce Royal Air Maroc (RAM) for losing their baggage.

According to a tweet from Mark Cuthbert, one of the royal photographers, seven members of the media had no baggage upon arrival, and five of them have “gone the whole trip without them.” He complained that RAM refused to even give them a lost baggage reference number and accused RAM of having “woeful service.”

Tim Rooke, another royal photographer, tweeted that after three days he still has not received his luggage. He claimed that RAM “won’t even file a missing bag report.”


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