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Who Needs a Whirlwind Trip When You Can Take It Slow?

The slow travel movement has come into its own during the pandemic, as many travelers contemplate the need for more thoughtful, sustainable forms of exploring.

whirlwind trip meaning

By Elaine Glusac

For many travelers, the prepandemic pace of whirlwind getaways and bucket-list-skimming trips seems so 2019. Now, as destinations cautiously reopen, travelers who spent a year or more confronted by climate change, social activism and a lack of human connection are embracing slow motion as a sustainable speed for exploring the world.

Marguerite Hanley, a native Californian who lives in Amsterdam, is one of those travelers. “After a year of being forced to look inward, we have all realized the value and impact of our actions, both globally in terms of Covid, as humans infringing on habitat, and how we treat people in our community,” said Ms. Hanley, who recently decided to decelerate an ambitious honeymoon in Africa planned for next March. Instead of a whirlwind trip that included a Botswana safari, a visit to Cape Town and an exploration of South African wine country, she scaled down to concentrate on a few camps in Botswana that support conservation and local communities.

“It made sense to stay longer, bring our euros to a couple of communities and reduce our carbon footprint, too,” she said.

Slow travel grew out of the slow food movement, which emphasizes sustainable, local and organic food, and prizes artisanal traditions. It isn’t new — the appeal of walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in Spain, for example, has endured for centuries. But it’s attracting more travelers now for a variety of reasons: as a salve to social distancing, a response to flight-shaming, a meditative breather or an exercise of pandemic-inspired caution. These more mindful trips involve visiting fewer places and sometimes transiting slower, whether by car, train, bike, foot or canoe.

“While typical travel is all about what you do, slow travel emphasizes how you do it,” Kyle Kowalski, the founder of Sloww , a website devoted to slow living, wrote in an email. “Instead of a jam-packed itinerary, slow travel is about intentionally choosing where you will do less in order to experience more. Instead of rushing from one thing to the next, slow travel is about balance and pace, leaving open time to create space and spontaneity.”

A pandemic-inspired pace

Whether they wanted to or not, many people have experienced a slower life during the pandemic, which has fed the slow travel movement.

The environmental gains witnessed during the pandemic as travel ebbed convinced Julia Douglas, a social media manager in Los Angeles, to walk whenever possible rather than order an Uber. On a recent trip from New York City to Buffalo, N.Y., she took an eight-hour train ride rather than fly as part of an effort “to make small changes that would prolong the improvement in pollution, which the world saw when traveling by plane almost completely stopped,” she said.

While commuter train ridership has suffered during the pandemic, long-distance train travel has shown signs of resurgence. Amtrak Vacations , a tour operator that bundles hotels, excursions and travel by train, said bookings were up 47 percent this year to date compared to 2019. In Europe, where 2021 has been designated the European Year of Rail by the European Union to highlight sustainable transportation, long-distance train travel has been revived. Night train networks have made a comeback and one start-up, Midnight Trains , plans to launch luxury sleeper cars on routes from Paris to more than 10 cities beginning in 2024.

Work-from-anywhere policies, born of the pandemic, enabled many to stretch their trips. Airbnb said its stays of 28 days or more had increased 10 percent in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in 2019. Exclusive Resorts , a membership home rental service, said bookings of 21 days or more grew 550 percent in 2021 compared to 2019.

The time-consuming requirements of travel today, such as testing or applying for entry, also tend to slow things down.

“In the before times, it was common for travelers to pack in as many destinations and countries as possible, and a Southern Africa safari could include two, three or four countries,” said Jeremy Townsend, the marketing director for Next Adventures , based in Berkeley, Calif. “Today, with required Covid tests for entry and spotty flight connections, our clients are opting for single-country safaris to places like Kenya, Uganda or Zambia that offer a wide variety of experiences with the convenience of reliable international access.”

Getting a Covid-19 test 72 hours before returning to the United States from abroad, as required , is a natural brake.

“Traveling is complicated right now, and we’re recommending that clients add on a few days at the end of their vacation near to their departure point, in order to more easily deal with the requirements for testing before getting onto a flight home,” said Simon Scutt, the director of On Foot Holidays , which specializes in European walking tours.

Anti-checklist travel

But it’s not just practicalities pumping the brakes. There’s a calming appeal to travelers who may feel overwhelmed after more than a year of nervous coexistence with the coronavirus.

In anticipation of Norway’s recent opening to vaccinated American travelers, Up Norway , a bespoke travel company, began selling the concept of “ kos ,” a Norwegian term for peace, harmony and gratitude cultivated “when one takes their time traveling, soaking in the simple joys of culture and natural beauty,” according to a news release touting 28-day stays in remote areas of the country.

It’s a far cry from seeing Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower and the Roman Colosseum — the package-trip hit parade — in a week.

“We used to book a lot of Europe and Asia where people just wanted to check spots off their list,” said Denise Ambrusko-Maida, a travel adviser and the owner of the travel agency Travel Brilliant in Buffalo, N.Y. “People are pulling away from tourist hot spots. They don’t want to be crammed in and shuffling along in lines.”

Rebecca Werner, a Chicago-based travel adviser with Protravel, recently booked a summer train trip to Glacier National Park for a Wisconsin family of four who are fans of the Netflix mini-series “The Queen’s Gambit.” It was a “good way to catch up with their kids and see some good scenery, plus play some chess on the train,” she said.

For these travelers, pursuing personal passions has supplanted the bucket list.

Working with the bespoke travel agency Untold Story Travel , David Demers of Naples, Fla., is organizing two nearly monthlong trips next year to Israel and the Mediterranean with ample time to pursue his interests in history, theater, food and art.

“In the past, travel was about packing in as much as you can, running around checking boxes, which becomes mechanical,” said Mr. Demers, who recently sold his health care company. “The pandemic taught us all that it’s OK to not go fast, to focus on what’s important.”

With that in mind, the travel company Sojrn recently launched monthlong trips staying in one destination, each with an educational theme such as philosophy in Athens, wine in Italy or Spanish language in Colombia. Travelers stay in local apartments and participate in weekly dinners and events, leaving lots of unstructured time to work and explore.

“I’m trying not to plan everything out to the minute like I have done in the past,” said Cara Wright, of Apple Valley, Minn., who plans to continue working for a nonprofit while in Italy in October with Sojrn.

A sustainable speed

For others, like Donna Hetrick, a potter based in Pittsburgh who is bound for Africa, slow travel is about reducing their environmental impact.

“I couldn’t justify a two-week safari,” said Ms. Hetrick, who instead plans to spend several months biking in Africa beginning in 2022 with TDA Global Cycling . In addition to amortizing her carbon footprint and seeing a place in depth, the long trip offers connection. “When you’re on a bicycle, you are accessible to people,” she said.

As a form of tourism that espouses treading lightly, going off the beaten path, connecting with community and patronizing locally owned businesses — all tenets of sustainable travel — slow tourism is also being championed as a correction to overtourism, the kind of overcrowding that plagued destinations such as Dubrovnik before the pandemic.

“Slow tourism is more sustainable because people tend to spend more time in a destination and spread out,” said Martha Honey, the former executive director of the Center for Responsible Travel and co-editor of the book “ Overtourism: Lessons for a Better Future .

She describes slow travel as a “win-win” for both the traveler, who engages more deeply in a destination, and the destination, which sees the benefits of travel dispersed, and credits the recent buy-local movement, forged in the pandemic as communities pulled together to keep local businesses afloat, for popularizing slow principles.

“It’s less disruptive and more economically beneficial,” Ms. Honey added.

As indicated by the popularity of destinations such as Alaska and Montana this summer, travelers continue to avoid densely populated places. In a recent survey of more than 800 travelers in five countries, including the United States, by Flywire , a payment-processing service, three-quarters said they would look for an uncrowded destination when they travel.

For eco-conscious explorers who cling to Phileas Fogg -like ambitions of circumnavigating the globe, but fret over their impact, the sustainable tour operator Responsible Travel recently introduced an 11-week trip — roughly 80 days — around the world by train and cargo ship, crossing Europe to Central Asia, following the Silk Road to China, then shipping out across the Pacific for North America.

“The journey becomes part of the travel experience rather than just a way of getting from A to B,” said Anna Rice, a manager at Responsible Travel who spent a year beginning in 2011 traveling around the world by train and ship, and discovering, among other things, that Vietnam, China, Russia and Poland all had a similar dumpling with a different name. “You become much more aware of your surroundings and how countries are connected in subtle ways in terms of culture and their environments.”

Moving at the speed of humans

For those to whom trains and freighters are too mechanized, human-powered travel, such as hiking, biking and paddling, allow for maximum exposure to nature and the small details blurred at higher speeds.

“You get to see things you don’t see in a car because you’re going slow,” said Kristi Growdon, a personal golf trainer based in Seattle who took a cycling trip to Utah in April with VBT Bicycling Vacations . The company has nearly sold out all domestic departures this year. At the Maine Island Trail Association , which manages a route across more than 200 undeveloped islands along the Maine coast, membership, which includes access to trail information, jumped 23 percent last year.

A sea kayak “takes you into a place other boats cannot go, the intertidal zone,” said Michael Daugherty, the co-owner of Sea Kayak Stonington , which offers boat rentals and guided trips to some of the islands on the trail. “There’s tide and swell and it’s dynamic, and you’re much more aware of that in a small boat.”

He runs the business with his wife, Rebecca Daugherty, an artist, and together they have paddled 625 miles along the Maine coast, producing the 2020 illustrated book “ Upwest & Downeast .”

“I’m a painter, and it takes a while to see a place,” Ms. Daugherty said. “I felt on that 55-day trip, it wasn’t slow enough.”

New ways to slow down

Where there’s a trend in travel, tour operators follow, as indicated by a new wave of relaxed vacation packages.

The active travel company Backroads , launched a division this year called Dolce Tempo , offering a less ambitious pace. Nearly all 2021 trips are sold out; in 2022, it plans to add 100 new Dolce Tempo departures at home and abroad, including Scandinavia, England and along the Danube River.

Motorists can drive from Denver to Moab, Utah, in about five and a half hours. But beginning in August, riders of the Rocky Mountaineer train can cover the route in two days on a scenic ride with an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs, Colo. The new Rockies to the Red Rocks route has been so popular the company has added capacity and extended its inaugural season to Nov. 19. Notably, there is no Wi-Fi onboard.

In southern Utah, the new Aquarius Trail Hut System stations five backcountry huts — fashioned from recycled shipping containers and powered by solar energy — across a 190-mile bicycling route from Brian Head Peak to the town of Escalante. Cyclists pedal in the Dixie National Forest through the hoodoos of Red Canyon and skirt Bryce Canyon National Park.

Jared Fisher, who owns the Las Vegas-based cycling outfitter Escape Adventures , developed the Aquarius Trail Hut System over five years to make “bike-packing” — or backpacking via bike — accessible by including food and bedding, which reduces the amount of gear and planning required. An avid bike-packer, Mr. Fisher has ridden across the United States three times.

“Personally, I enjoy the freedom and head space” of traveling by bike, he said. “I love to be out in nature and feel it, smell it, taste it.”

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  • 2 a situation or series of events where a lot of things happen very quickly To recover from the divorce, I threw myself into a whirlwind of activities.

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[ hwurl -wind , wurl - ]

The sails were carried up to the mastheads by the force of the whirlwind.

a fiery whirlwind of shrapnel.

a staff of three do-nothings and one whirlwind; a whirlwind of activity at the stock exchange.

a whirlwind visit to New York.

Synonyms: impulsive , hasty , breakneck , headlong

verb (used without object)

You can't just whirlwind in and out of their lives and expect them to be OK with that.

/ ˈwɜːlˌwɪnd /

  • a column of air whirling around and towards a more or less vertical axis of low pressure, which moves along the land or ocean surface
  • a motion or course resembling this, esp in rapidity

a whirlwind romance

  • an impetuously active person

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Origin of whirlwind 1

Idioms and Phrases

  • (sow the wind and) reap the whirlwind , to suffer the penalties for one's misdeeds. Hosea 8:7.

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The holiday season is set to be a whirlwind, and there’s no time left to pivot, but Amazon is a good place to be at this time.

It’s a heart-wrenching choice not to spend the holidays with your loved ones, especially after this whirlwind of a year, but unfortunately in pandemic times, the safest thing to do is stay apart.

Alas, I live in Los Angeles, and even if I lived in New York, now doesn’t seem like the best time to be having a whirlwind love story with someone I’ve never met.

To eliminate it is to court the whirlwind of governance — to accept that your opponents may win elections, to risk their agenda passing into law.

At our center, which comprises nothing, like the hollowness in the middle of a whirlwind, we fall back into the world.

He talks about a whirlwind weekend-long affair with a man he met at a club in Berlin.

Well known for his inability to say no to worthy causes, Palmer has always been a whirlwind of good works.

After a whirlwind romance, Sarkozy quickly married Bruni in February 2008.

Later that month he was making his first whirlwind foreign trip to identify countries that might be willing to take detainees.

This year has been a whirlwind for Kate Bosworth—featuring a new movie, new design collaboration, and even a new husband.

They burst out of the mouth of the canyon, a smoke-wreathed whirlwind, heading for the protection of the river.

She took one look, then struck her horse a sharp blow and, like a whirlwind, came upon the scene.

With regard to the Whirlwind, perhaps it might correspond better to Dors picture; it has not turned out quite what I wanted.

Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as in a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.

Meanwhile the leading Apaches, not now more than fifty in number, were swept along by the same whirlwind of brute instinct.

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What does the noun whirlwind mean?

There are two meanings listed in OED's entry for the noun whirlwind . See ‘Meaning & use’ for definitions, usage, and quotation evidence.

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The earliest known use of the noun whirlwind is in the Middle English period (1150—1500).

OED's earliest evidence for whirlwind is from before 1340, in the writing of Richard Rolle, hermit and religious author.

whirlwind is formed within English, by compounding; probably modelled on an early Scandinavian lexical item.

Etymons: whirl- comb. form , wind n. 1

Nearby entries

  • whirlpooling, adj. a1861–
  • whirl-puff, n. a1382–
  • whirl-shaped, adj. 1762–
  • whirl-snail, n. 1681
  • whirl-spout, n. 1737–
  • whirl-stone, n. 1681
  • whirlwater, n. 1626
  • whirl-whale, n. 1606
  • whirl-wheel, n. 1853–
  • whirlwig, n. 1816–
  • whirlwind, n. a1340–
  • whirlwind, v. 1894–
  • whirlwindy, adj. 1903–
  • whirl-worm, n. 1643–
  • whirly, adj. 1806–
  • whirly-, comb. form
  • whirly-bat, n. 1725–
  • whirlybird, n. 1951–
  • whirly-go-round, n. 1865–
  • whirly-hole, n. 1686
  • whirly-pool, n. 1727–

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  • American English : whirlwind / ˈwɜrlwɪnd /
  • Brazilian Portuguese : redemoinho
  • Chinese : 旋风
  • European Spanish : torbellino
  • French : tornade
  • German : Wirbelwind
  • Italian : tromba d'aria
  • Japanese : つむじ風
  • Korean : 회오리바람
  • European Portuguese : redemoinho
  • Spanish : torbellino
  • Thai : ลมบ้าหมู
  • Brazilian Portuguese : rápido
  • Chinese : 旋风般的
  • European Spanish : relámpago
  • French : éclair N
  • German : stürmisch
  • Italian : travolgente
  • Japanese : 激しい
  • Korean : 정신없이 빠르게 진행되는
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Example sentences.

The holiday season is set to be a whirlwind, and there’s no time left to pivot, but Amazon is a good place to be at this time.

It’s a heart-wrenching choice not to spend the holidays with your loved ones, especially after this whirlwind of a year, but unfortunately in pandemic times, the safest thing to do is stay apart.

Alas, I live in Los Angeles, and even if I lived in New York, now doesn’t seem like the best time to be having a whirlwind love story with someone I’ve never met.

To eliminate it is to court the whirlwind of governance — to accept that your opponents may win elections, to risk their agenda passing into law.

At our center, which comprises nothing, like the hollowness in the middle of a whirlwind, we fall back into the world.

He talks about a whirlwind weekend-long affair with a man he met at a club in Berlin.

Well known for his inability to say no to worthy causes, Palmer has always been a whirlwind of good works.

After a whirlwind romance, Sarkozy quickly married Bruni in February 2008.

Later that month he was making his first whirlwind foreign trip to identify countries that might be willing to take detainees.

This year has been a whirlwind for Kate Bosworth—featuring a new movie, new design collaboration, and even a new husband.

They burst out of the mouth of the canyon, a smoke-wreathed whirlwind, heading for the protection of the river.

She took one look, then struck her horse a sharp blow and, like a whirlwind, came upon the scene.

With regard to the Whirlwind, perhaps it might correspond better to Dors picture; it has not turned out quite what I wanted.

Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as in a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.

Meanwhile the leading Apaches, not now more than fifty in number, were swept along by the same whirlwind of brute instinct.

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adjective as in extremely fast

  • at full tilt
  • dangerously fast
  • precipitate

noun as in quick and busy activity

  • hurly-burly

noun as in commotion, burst

  • disturbance

noun as in violent windstorm

  • tropical cyclone
  • tropical storm

noun as in commotion, excitement

  • pandemonium

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Ange Postecoglou to begin plans for second Tottenham campaign after whirlwind MCG trip for Newcastle friendly

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With the dust barely settled on his Melbourne homecoming, Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou will barely take a breath before plunging into preparations for his second Premier League season.

Postecoglou, 58, relished a "special" friendly match against Newcastle United in front of 78,419 fans at the MCG on Wednesday night.

After slipping to a 5-4 loss on penalties, with scores locked at 1-1 after full-time, Tottenham players were due to fly out later that night for either national team commitments or their holidays

"I thought it was an enormous effort from them, when you consider the travel we needed to do to get here and obviously straight after a pretty important Premier League game for us, to play tonight," Postecoglou said.

"They're going back. A lot of them have got maybe a few days off before Euros or Copa America and the rest will get their breaks.

"So yeah, the boys will be straight out tonight."

Postecoglou, too, indicated he would quickly get back to business after a short break.

"I got the bus ride back to the hotel and that'll be it, mate, and then we get going. It never really stops, the reality of it is," he said.

"But I'll have some time off. I'll meet up with the family on the weekend and we'll go to Greece and switch off for a couple of weeks.

"But it never stops, there's plenty to do. But there's a lot of people who are working, doing the bulk of it. I'm just there to hopefully provide some direction."

After a fifth-placed finish, Postecoglou indicated he was keen to get any transfer business done early so the new recruits could be in place for pre-season.

Adding more firepower in attack will be crucial as Spurs prepare to juggle their Premier League hopes with Europa League commitments.

A decision is yet to be made on whether to make Timo Werner's loan move permanent.

"I mean, it's no secret. You saw the way we finished the season," said Postecoglou.

"We obviously lost Richarlison and Timo as well with injuries. But we're fairly light on in that area.

"We started the last season with Manor [Solomon] and (Ivan) Perišić and we were quite healthy in that front third in terms of numbers.

"But as the year went on, it became pretty evident we need to bulk up. We're obviously in Europe next year as well, so there'll be more games.

"So it's definitely an area of the park we'll need to strengthen."

Playmaker James Maddison, who has thrived under Postecoglou since his move from Leicester, relished seeing the reception his manager received in his home town.

"He is quite popular, isn't he?" Maddison quipped with a smile.

"Ange is a good man. A great character and I love working for him.

"To see him in his country with the support he gets here, it was nice to see."

Maddison was confident Spurs could hit new heights as Postecoglou's reign progressed.

"The first season of any new project has its ups and downs," Maddison said.

"But I think we can achieve big things, hopefully — the first year of many I hope."

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Appear in New Footage from Surprise Stop During Nigeria Trip

Save the Children U.K. CEO Gemma Sherrington called it "phenomenal" that the couple took time to meet with young people

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  • New footage revealed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's visit to Save the Children during their tour of Nigeria
  • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met with two youth ambassadors to learn more about the organization's ongoing work in the country
  • Prince Harry and Meghan previously supported the organization on Prince Archie's first birthday in 2020

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made an under-the-radar charity visit during their recent trip to Nigeria .

On May 16, Save the Children U.K. revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex met with the nonprofit's staff and two youth ambassadors in Abuja during their three-day tour last week. The event was facilitated and chaired by photographer Misan Harriman, a global ambassador for Save the Children. Harriman is a friend of the couple and photographed their trip to Nigeria, where he was born.

Prince Harry, 39, and Meghan, 42, posed for photos with Save the Children staff, Harriman and Youth Ambassadors Maryam and Purity during the meeting, where they learned more about the charity’s ongoing work in Nigeria. Maryam, 23, and Purity, 19, told the Duke and Duchess of Sussex about their efforts to address a slew of issues, including child marriage, gender-based violence, access to education and healthcare and the plight of displaced children.

"This charity recognizes the importance of having young people's voice at the forefront, not just as advocates, but as decision-makers. And that is absolutely crucial, because you know better than anybody else what is going on, what are the conversations are that are happening but also it's your future," Prince Harry said in a video shared to Instagram by the organization.

"We won’t stop, every one of us. Every one of us has a role to play through our advocacy, our voices, our financial support, volunteering. So we hope to see a positive change and a better future for Nigeria," Purity added.

According to statistics from Save the Children, one in 10 children in Nigeria dies before they turn 5, three in 10 girls are married by age 18 and 10 million kids are out of school. The statement explained that Nigeria also has one of the highest rates of "zero dose children," who have never received a routine vaccine. During the stop, Prince Harry and Meghan learned more about Save the Children’s new partnership with British pharmaceutical company GSK to help solve the problem through new immunization programs, funding to support local organizations and youth-led advocacy.

Connecting back to the couple’s advocacy around greater global vaccine access , Save the Children U.K. CEO Gemma Sherrington said in a statement, "We were thrilled to share information about this innovative partnership with Duke and Duchess of Sussex in light of their long-standing interest in vaccine equity."

"We’re honored that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took time out of their busy schedule in Nigeria to learn about the work Save the Children does, alongside our youth advocates and partners, to ensure children don’t just survive but thrive,” Sherrington said. "Child Champions and Youth Ambassadors are the beating heart of our work in Nigeria so for two of them to have this opportunity to speak with Prince Harry and Meghan, and to shine a spotlight on their tireless advocacy to protect the rights of children, is phenomenal."

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have partnered with Save the Children before, releasing a sweet video of Meghan reading the picture book Duck! Rabbit! for son Prince Archie ’s first birthday in 2020 in collaboration with the organization’s #SaveWithStories campaign, launched to help kids adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2022, Prince Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Foundation donated funds to the charity for the humanitarian flood response in Nigeria. 

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Harry and Meghan hit the ground running when they arrived in Nigeria on May 10, in a visit significant as their first international tour since stepping back from their royal roles in 2020. The whirlwind tour championed the Archewell Foundation's mental health initiatives for young people and Prince Harry's Invictus Games , which Nigeria participated in for the first time last year. Throughout the trip, Meghan also spoke about feeling a connection to the country after discovering that she is 43% Nigerian.

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Speaking with PEOPLE on the tour, Prince Harry says, "These trips are about us being able to go out and go and focus on the things that mean so much to us. And being able to be on the ground, to us, is what it’s all about."

"It's really meaningful. Just being able to connect to people... that's what makes it special,” Meghan tells PEOPLE.

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Meghan co-hosted the event with Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, director-general of the World Trade Organisation, with a goal of highlighting the importance of female leadership and empowerment in driving positive change globally.

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Fittingly, the duchess chose to champion a local talent for the occasion, and looked radiant in a red dress by Oríré — an emerging female designer from Nigeria — which featured thin spaghetti straps and a ruffled hem (and which, unsurprisingly, swiftly sold out). She accessorised sparingly with a diamond tennis necklace, gold bracelets, and a diamond ring. She polished off her look with simple nude sandals, and kept her dark hair slicked back in a bun.

The event, held for an audience of 50 leading women from across Nigerian society and politics, business, media and culture, kicked off with the duchess and Dr. Okonjo-Iweala taking part in a panel discussion, moderated by the Nigerian media mogul Mo Abudu, who runs Africa’s first global black entertainment lifestyle network.

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After the introductions, Abudu asked how the duchess felt about finding out she was Nigerian. "Well, firstly, thank you all so much for being here; I am just flattered and honoured and inspired," she responded, before referencing her choice of attire. "It has been a whirlwind 24 hours since we arrived, and I very quickly got the memo than I need to wear more colour so I can fit in with all of you in your incredible fashion!"

She then continued: "I want to start by saying thank you very much for just how gracious you've all been in welcoming my husband and I to this country,” before adding to applause, “ my country”.

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Meghan explained that the first thing she did when she discovered her heritage “was call my mom, because I wanted to know if she had any awareness of it”. The duchess added that it was exciting for both of them to discover more about their African-American background, and that the process was “really eye-opening and humbling”. Moderator Abudu then added that the audience would have to decide on a Nigerian name for Meghan.

After Abudu outlined the importance of women in power, the duchess spoke on the impact of representation: "You need to at least be a familiar face for the next generation to say, 'oh, she looks like me. I can be that'." Success isn’t defined by leaving home, she said, but rather from coming home and shifting generational patterns. "I hope that I could do justice to the role model that I think so many young women deserve to have," she continued.

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Being a role model doesn’t always mean being serious and strong, Meghan added. "You can be a woman, you can be beautiful and intelligent. You can be powerful and playful; they can coexist." She cited a lesson from her own personal mentor, Bonnie Hammer, the vice chairman of NBC. "[Work/life] balance will always change for you. That balance, what seemed balanced 10 years ago is going to shift. And so being a mom has always been a dream of mine. And I'm so fortunate that we have two beautiful, healthy, very chatty sweet children."

Meghan’s event comes after she and Harry attended a training session for the charity organisation Nigeria: Unconquered that morning. For the occasion, Meghan pulled out a cutout zebra-print dress from Johanna Ortiz, pairing the look with a stack of gold bangles and matching gold earrings.

After participating in the training session, the couple arrived at a reception hosted by the Chief of Defence Staff in honour of military families. There, the duchess upped the glam in a white strapless gown, which matched Prince Harry's own cream linen suit. Meghan accessorised with a gold pendant necklace and the same bracelets she wore earlier in the day.

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The Sussexes kicked off their visit to Nigeria on Friday, when they stopped at a school to learn about their new mental-health initiative and enjoyed a dance display by the children. Later, they met with Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff Christopher Musa at the Defence Headquarters in the heart of Abuja, the West African country’s capital.

For the first occasion, Meghan looked lovely in a backless silk dress in a soft peach shade. And for the second engagement, she changed into a sleek white suit with flared trousers .

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