Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Reportedly Take Some Time off to Be Together as a Family

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will reportedly take some time off from their royal duties to focus on some much-needed family time.

According to a royal source cited by People Magazine, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will take around six weeks off near the end of the year to enjoy some time with baby Archie. 

Although it is yet to be confirmed, the royals are expected to travel between the U.K. and the U.S. during this period, with the likelihood of celebrating Thanksgiving in American soil.

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This evening, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual #WellChildAwards in London. WellChild aims to ensure every child and young person living with serious health needs has the best chance to thrive with the support and medical care needed in the comfort of their own home. The Duke of Sussex became Patron of WellChild in 2007, and last year both The Duke and Duchess attended the awards to honour the children and families that WellChild supports. The Duke, who first came to these awards over a decade ago, shared in his remarks tonight: “Last year when my wife and I attended we knew we were expecting our first child - no one else did at the time, but we did - and I remember squeezing Meghan’s hand so tightly during the awards, both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day, and more so, what it would be like to do everything we could to protect and help our child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time.  And now, as parents, being here and speaking to all of you pulls at my heart strings in a way I could have never understood until I had a child of my own.” • To find out more about tonight’s event and how you can support this very special organisation, please visit @WellChild Photos ©️ PA images

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HARRY CARRIES AFRICA IN HIS HEART

However, before the two can dream of getting some alone time, Harry and Meghan still have plenty of commitments until mid-November, which they will have to honor.

In the past few weeks, the Royal couple has been spending some time in Africa, which has always been a very special place for Harry, especially due to how much it reminds him of his mother, Princess Diana.

A POSSIBLE NEW PLACE TO CALL HOME

Given the number of times he has visited the continent and the love he has for its people, it has been hinted that Harry and Meghan could move to Africa.

Duke and Duchess of Sussex will take around six weeks off

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From South Africa 🇿🇦✈️ to Botswana🇧🇼! • What a welcome! The Duke of Sussex has kicked off the next leg of #RoyalTourAfrica by planting trees in Chobe National Park with 200 school children from local primary schools. The Duke planted a baobab, which are severely under threat across Africa, which will live for 1000 years! Each child grew their sapling from seed in a mission to restore the Chobe Forest Reserve. They were all grown in recycled milk tins from the elephant orphanage, using fertilised soil from the orphans’ dung! The park is home to a huge elephant population – more than 17,000 – along with some of the world’s most diverse and vibrant eco-systems. The people, wildlife and whole area rely on the Chobe River to survive, but many species and indigenous trees are sadly now extinct. There is critical need to secure the forest so wildlife have access to the river. The Duke was welcomed by his close friend Dr Mike Chase, Founder of Elephant Without Borders, who has dedicated his life to supporting Botswana’s people and Elephants. ‘If you look after nature, it will look after you’ – The Duke of Sussex The Duke will shortly continue the tour with stops in Angola 🇦🇴 and Malawi 🇲🇼 focussing on community, HIV/AIDS and environment. #RoyalVisitBotswana Photo © PA Images

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In "Harry & Meghan: An African Journey," the documentary that will debut on ITV this Sunday, the Prince said:

"I don’t know where we could live in Africa at the moment. We’ve just come from Cape Town. That would be an amazing place to be able to base ourselves."

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While in Johannesburg today, The Duchess of Sussex visited Victoria Yards, which celebrates the power of community, bringing local artisans and “makers” together to rebuild, support and learn from each other on a holistic level. It was an exceptional afternoon where The Duchess had the chance to connect with the children and founders of the phenomenal programme for kids’ development Timbuktu in The Valley. She was also struck by the local denim designer who founded eponymous brand Tshepo who shared this info about the logo for his line: “The crown on my jeans represents the three ladies who raised me. Enjoy wearing this crown.” Such a beautiful and touching sentiment! Artists, artisans, sculptors, metal workers and carpenters are all part of the fabric of Victoria Yards, but it also utilizes the power of The DICE programme which supports several other local organisations in their work with marginalised youth and women. These include: 94 Colours (run by The Duchess’ guides for the day, Hector and Sibusiso), CDP (a development programme for young unemployed and marginalised women that provides training to start creative enterprises), Enke (rebuilds the confidence and self-belief of unemployed youth through training and practical experience), 26’10 South (an architecture firm designing a local youth centre) and ReimagiNation (works with local secondary school students to create a social and creative enterprising mindset). Stay tuned for more updates from this special afternoon... #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica

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A TRIP BEHIND-THE-SCENES 

The documentary will focus on Harry and Meghan's life as a couple and as royals, as well as their struggles with parenthood and the constant pressure of the media.

Viewers can expect to see the royals being interviewed and giving some insight into their work and their roles as members of the Royal Family, as well as how they find the balance between their public duties and their family life.

This also includes the struggles Meghan has been facing when it comes to dealing with the press, which has forced Prince Harry to issue a statement condemning the "ruthless campaign" against her led by the tabloids.

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