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Meghan Markle Visits Indian Slums To Help Girls And Women

01/24/2017 12:02 EST | Updated 01/25/2017 02:51 EST

Just a week after meeting the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry's girlfriend and "Suits" star Meghan Markle made an emotional visit to the slum communities of India as an ambassador for World Vision Canada.

The 35-year-old actress and philanthropist headed to Delhi to learn about how women and young girls in the area are impacted by education and health care policies.

Markle initially planned a two week trip to the South Asian country to learn about key issues facing girls living in poverty, but cut the trip short amid security fears, Express UK reports.

These children love learning and playing games at a Child Friendly Space in India!

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The actress is believed to have spent months researching and organizing the trip on her own. "She didn't want to be given notes by someone else and just show up. These are important areas of interest for Meghan and cover issues she feels extremely passionate about," a source told US Weekly.

During her trip Markle met with many NGOs and even spoke with a former member of the National Commission for Women. According to Vogue India, Markle also got a henna tattoo on the trip while meeting with local girls.

Dance time. @worldvisioncan (🎥: @gaborjurina ) #Rwanda

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This isn't the first time The Tig founder has made a charity trip with World Vision. In 2016 Markle went to Rwanda to see the impact of clean water on the lives of children in Africa.

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