Younes Ouaziyad, 27, and Rachid Afatti, 33, are also accused of taking part in the murder, agency reports said. There was no pomp, little ceremony, not too many handshakes; they wanted to meet the teachers and students, to Morocco them, to shine a spotlight on their work. Who were the victims?
Harry and Meghan, who flew from the capital Rabat by helicopter, are on a three-day visit to the country. The defendants are facing charges including forming a terrorist cell. What do we know about the case?
They face the death penalty. There have been online petitions calling for anyone convicted of the killings to be executed.
The secondary school is run by a Moroccan group that provides classes for girls from rural areas whose families cannot Mogocco their education. Related Topics. Both women had taken full precautions ahead of their trip, Ms Ueland's mother said last year.
The duchess asked: "Qu'est-ce que tu veux etre quand tu quittes l'ecole? We Morlcco it for major celebrations like getting married or having a baby.
Investigators suspect Abdessamad Ejjoud, a year-old street vendor, was the group's ringleader, the AFP news agency reported. A dual Swiss-Spanish national, Kevin Zoller Guervos, was reported to be among those due to appear in court. So the focus was unremitting; from start to finish in the dusty mountain town of Asni, Harry and Meghan homed in on education and in particular opening it up to girls, and granting them opportunities that women have been denied.
The bodies were found in an isolated area near a popular tourist spot in Morocco's High Atlas mountains on 17 December. The trial was then adjourned until later this month. The couple were welcomed to a boarding house in the village of Asni by the girls, who waved flags and sang songs.
During the visit, the pregnant duchess was given a traditional Moroccan henna tattoo, which is intended to bring luck to her first. Harry and Meghan are determined to do things differently.
He was detained last year in Marrakesh for allegedly trying to recruit Moroccans to carry out terrorist plots. Police in Norway have said that video is almost certainly real.
In Denmark, charges have been brought against 14 people suspected of sharing the footage. A while ago a palace official told me that in we would start to see Meghan's influence and interests; they could not have been clearer today. A video appearing to show the beheading of one of the women was shared widely on social media by IS supporters.
The families of the victims and their lawyers will not attend the trial, according to AFP news agency. The duke asked one pupil "is this the best school in Morocco?
Kensington Palace said the charity Education for All "has given girls from the poorest villages and most remote areas of Morocco the chance to reach their potential and contribute to Morocco's continued development". Last month, another Swiss national was tried separately and sentenced to 10 years in prison on a of girk, including forming a terrorist group.
When the artwork was finished, the duchess said the de was "really lovely" and showed her husband. Morocco has had a moratorium on executions sincebut death sentences are still occasionally handed down.
Three of them are accused of pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group and carrying out the killings. They reportedly shared an apartment and were training to be guides. Other defendants are said to be facing trial over alleged links to the suspects.
But Harry and Meghan were there to show that a royal visit could have real purpose. Their bodies were found in their tent.