Meghan Markle & Prince Harry 'Are Very Much Looking Forward' to Their Arrival in Africa with Baby Archie
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to begin their Africa tour, and are reportedly excited about their arrival with their son, Archie, with them.
The Africa tour by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, with their son, Archie, is the first the family-of-three is taking since they welcomed the little boy in May.
The tour which begins at South Africa marks Meghan Markle's first visit, and a return for Prince Harry, to the continent he considers his "Second home."
"They are very much looking forward to their arrival in Africa… on their first official tour as a family. Africa holds a very special place in the Duke's heart. He's looking forward to sharing South Africa with the Duchess and their son."
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Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share their first public moment as a family. They are so incredibly grateful for the warm wishes and support they’ve received from everyone around the world, since welcoming their son two days ago. Photo cred: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
The tour is a demonstration of the partnership between the UK and Africa, and the Royals would visit four countries in ten days. The tour which begins on September 23rd is scheduled to end on October 2nd.
It will start with Markle and Prince Harry visiting sites, and the charities they support in South Africa, after which, the dad-of-one would proceed alone to Botswana, Angola, and Malawi.
In South Africa, the couple would visit a workshop that educates children on their rights, and safety, as well as the District Museum that tells the story of a displaced community during apartheid, and the Homecoming Center, where they'll take part in community cooking.
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Today, we are excited to be able to announce details for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s upcoming tour to Africa! 🇿🇦🇧🇼🇦🇴🇲🇼 • In just two weeks, Their Royal Highnesses will embark on this official tour focusing on community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment. This programme has been many months in the making, and The Duke and Duchess are eager to focus their energies on the great work being done in Southern Africa. From meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu to joining ‘Waves for Change’ on Monwabisi Beach, the South Africa programme will be educational and inspiring. The Duke is especially proud to continue the legacy left by his mother with her work in Angola as he joins Halo Trust again in an effort to rid the world of landmines. HRH will also travel to Malawi where he will check in on the British Army’s partnership with African Parks and will be working on the ground supporting local communities. The Duke is particularly proud to be able to deliver an exciting new initiative, a Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy three-country partnership which he designed and consulted with Governments in Namibia, Botswana and Angola to protect forest and wildlife corridors around the Okavango Delta. The Duchess will be working with local organisations to promote women and girls’ health and education, entrepreneurship and leadership. With such a textured culture and history, Their Royal Highnesses are grateful for the opportunity to connect with those on the ground in Southern Africa and to be inspired by the work being done and learn how they can be better supported. As President and Vice President of The Queens Commonwealth Trust and The Duke’s role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, The Duke and Duchess cannot wait to meet with young leaders mobilising change and adding to the beauty of these Commonwealth countries 🇿🇦🇧🇼🇦🇴🇲🇼 • “We look forward to seeing you soon!” • Photo ©️ PA images / Tim Graham - Getty Images / @Sentebale /@AfricanParksNetwork / @YouthAlert
Other activities of the tour include highlighting wildlife conservation efforts in Botswana and raising awareness about the dangers of landmines in Angola.
The latter is an inherited passion project from Princess Diana, and Prince Harry is determined to keep up with his mother's legacy until he eradicates all landmine fields in Angola.
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“In just a few weeks our family will be taking its first official tour to Africa, a region of the world that over the past two decades has been a second home to me. Our team has helped create a meaningful programme that we’re so excited to share with you. On a personal note, I can’t wait to introduce my wife and son to South Africa! We’ll see all of you very soon.” - The Duke For the official tour, the family will be visiting South Africa together 🇿🇦 and The Duke will be carrying out visits to Malawi 🇲🇼, Angola 🇦🇴 and Botswana 🇧🇼 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Our monthly social awareness approach follows key accounts that inspire us and highlight those working towards positive change. As a lead up to the tour, for the month of September, we wish to celebrate the beauty of this wonderful continent as a whole: from local organisations working hard to better the environment, to the young leaders paving the way for a better future for the Commonwealth and beyond. These selected groups are a small representation of the incredible work being done in Africa today from countless people, local communities and organisations. To find out more about them, please consider following or supporting the below accounts: @DlalaNje @GoGooLive @YouthAlert @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust @QueensYoungLeaders @QueensCanopy @AfricanParksNetwork @DesmondTutuHIVFoundation @Sentebale @TheHaloTrust @MinesAdvisoryGroup @EveryDayAfrica @NelsonMandelaFoundationsa @NatGeo @PaintedWolfConservancy @Lewa_wildlife @AfricanWildlifeFoundation @Serengeti_National_Park @NRT_Kenya @Conservation_Lower_Zambezi @Giraffe_Conservation @VirungaNationalPark All photos used above are from accounts we are now following
On September 1st, the Duke in a statement to his joint Instagram account with Markle shared a photo collage highlighting the beauty of Africa. He stated he could not wait to meet everyone, and he gets to do that today, with his wife, and son.