Prince Harry Will Reportedly Return to the UK This Week to Attend Summit in Edinburgh for Environmental Tourism Initiative

Prince Harry reportedly returns to the United Kingdom to partake in a working summit in support of his environmental tourism enterprise.

In a bid to create a new path for himself and his family, Prince Harry would be returning to Edinburgh, Scotland.

Prince Harry meets with members of the Walking With The Wounded team in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace on November 1, 2015 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry meets with members of the Walking With The Wounded team in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace on November 1, 2015 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Through their update, the couple made it clear that they were not happy about the outcome of the negotiation process.

According to a recent People report, the Duke of Sussex’s trip to the Scottish capital came as part of a working summit which is in support of his environmental tourism initiative, Travalyst, which he launched in September 2019.

Prince Harry smiles during a visit to the Double Jab Boxing Club to support Sport for Social Development initiatives on June 6, 2016 in London, United Kingdom | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry smiles during a visit to the Double Jab Boxing Club to support Sport for Social Development initiatives on June 6, 2016 in London, United Kingdom | Photo: Getty Images

The initiative reportedly focuses on helping both organizations and consumers become familiar with their travel habits to benefit the environment and destination communities. 

During the event, Harry is slated to work with more than a hundred members of the Scottish tourism and travel industry to figure out the hands-on details of how their goals can be achieved.

The event, which will hold at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, would be Harry’s first high-profile event in the U.K. since the shocking revelation he and his wife, Meghan Markle, were stepping away from royal duties.

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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

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The report of the occasion came soon after People revealed that the couple had admitted to being “saddened” about the transition – especially when it came to laying their staff off. 

The disclosure had come through the Sussex Royal website, which noted that the process has been “understandably saddening” for the couple and their staff, “given the closeness of Their Royal Highnesses and their dedicated team.”

As it turned out, their staff isn’t the only thing that the pair would have to give up. According to Daily Mail, Meghan and Harry had divulged that they would no longer use their Sussex Royal brand when they step down as senior royals on March 31.

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In Tembisa, Johannesburg, today The Duke and Duchess visited to meet young entrepreneurs at the YES hub - a hive for creativity and social enterprise. Their visit was an amazing tour of the ingenuity and opportunity – seeing businesses that varied from food to essential sanitary products for local women. During their visit, they were able to sample food from ‘Chef Mish’ - a local masterchef winner - which he makes at the site as part of his catering business and cafe. They then joined YES community members to take part in training and tests that will help them gain skills and find work. On the third stop today, entrepreneur Moss showed The Duke and Duchess the organic produce he's growing in the township with aquaponics - supplying local restaurants. And finally, The Duke and Duchess met the women behind the amazing Blossom Care Solutions - who are making 80,000 sanitary pads every month for women in their community. They are 100% compostable, and provide an essential low-cost product for women and girls. The Duchess has long campaigned on this issue and wrote in Time magazine in 2017, saying: “In communities all over the globe, young girls’ potential is being squandered because we are too shy to talk about the most natural thing in the world. To that I say: we need to push the conversation, mobilize policy making surrounding menstrual health initiatives, support organizations who foster girls’ education from the ground up, and within our own homes, we need to rise above our puritanical bashfulness when it comes to talking about menstruation.” • See our previous post to see The Dukes speech #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica Photo ©️ PA images

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The announcement, which was confirmed through Buckingham Palace, was followed by an update via their website.

Through their update, the couple made it clear that they were not happy about the outcome of the negotiation process, per a Town and Country Magazine story. 

According to the site, Meghan and Harry recapped that the discussions did not end in the way they had hoped.

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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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Their outburst has made many believe that this was a blow to the original plan, which was to continue with the royal brand while others state that it became another thing they had to give up to earn the freedom that they so greatly crave.

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