Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle may get a henna tattoo in Morocco this weekend. Pictured: Markle presents the Celebrating Excellence Award to Nathan Forster, a former soldier of the Army's Parachute Regiment, at the Endeavour Fund awards at Drapers' Hall on February 7, 2019 in London, England. Getty Images/Tolga Akmen-WPA Pool

Meghan Markle may follow in Kate Middleton’s footsteps by getting a henna tattoo during her trip to Morocco with Prince Harry.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will fly to Morocco on Saturday for a three-day trip. They will arrive at the Casablanca Airport to a Guard of Honor and will visit a boarding house. The royal couple will also attend a formal reception to meet influential women, young entrepreneurs and disabled athletes.

Last year, Middleton went to Sunderland for a royal engagement. While there, she was given a henna tattoo on her hand, which featured a small flower designed by 18-year-old Shajida Begum. At that time, Middleton was pregnant with Prince Louis.

Begum told reporters that she asked the Duke of Cambridge if she wanted a henna tattoo, and she said yes.

“She was saying it was really pretty. I was just telling her how it works… I was telling her when she can wash it off – I said, ‘When it becomes flaky,’” she said.

Georgina Laud, a journalist for Express, said that henna tattoos are believed to protect and bless the mother and child from evil spirits during labor. A henna tattoo may also be applied after pregnancy to deter the same spirits from causing diseases, depression, and more.

Since Markle and Prince Harry will attend a traditional henna ceremony, it is highly likely that a henna tattoo will be applied to her hand for good luck. Following the ceremony, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will head to an evening reception by the British Ambassador in Rabat.

Prince Harry and Markle will also visit the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports. The organization supports children with special needs. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will undertake a horse grooming session with the children and they will also watch a riding demonstration.

After their trip, the royal couple will fly back to London and prepare for their baby’s arrival in the Spring.