Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to travel to South Africa, Malawi, Botswana, and Angola
News of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Archie’s royal tour of Africa first broke in June—and since then, details about their trip have started to trickle in. Here’s what we know so far.
THE TRIP WILL INCLUDE VISITS TO FOUR COUNTRIES.
At the request of the U.K.’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to visit South Africa this fall, with the Duke also visiting Angola and Malawi—and he’ll tack on a working trip to Botswana, too.
The royal couple have confirmed that their trip would begin on September 23, and will end on October 2. “Not only will this visit serve as an opportunity for The Duke and Duchess to highlight many of the causes they have been involved with for many years, it will demonstrate a modern UK-Africa partnership in action,” read a statement from the palace.
MEGHAN AND ARCHIE WILL ONLY TRAVEL TO SOUTH AFRICA, THOUGH.
Meghan and Archie will visit South Africa with Harry; the Duke will visit Angola, Malawi, and Botswana on his own. The couple have said they “hope to include” Archie in their tour, but it’s still not clear if or when he’ll appear publicly.
Among many other events, visits, and receptions in South Africa, the royal couple are set to meet Graça Machel, Nelson Mandela’s widow, as well as Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife.
MEGHAN’S ENGAGEMENTS WILL HIGHLIGHT CAUSES CLOSE TO HER HEART.
“The Duchess will be working with organisations to promote women’s education, health, entrepreneurship and leadership,” read a statement from the palace. “The Duchess of Sussex is particularly looking forward to the opportunity to learn from inspirational women in the region. As Patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Her Royal Highness will meet female entrepreneurs, academics and community leaders, and join discussions with Southern African young women about the future of their countries.”