Harry And Meghan Announce More Details Of Africa Tour

Harry and Meghan have released more details of their official tour to Africa later this month, which will include a trip to see vital work carried out by Princess Diana.

The family of three will undertake a ten-day tour of Africa from Monday 23 September to Wednesday 2 October.

Announcing the tour, the palace said: “This will be Their Royal Highnesses’ first official tour as a family.

“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”.

“The Duke of Sussex’s love for Africa is well known; he first visited the continent at the age of thirteen and more than two decades later, the people, culture, wildlife and resilient communities continue to inspire and motivate him every day.

“As Her Majesty’s Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, The Duke now has a platform to be able to support young people across Africa in reaching their full potential.”

Harry, Meghan and Archie will arrive in Cape Town on Monday, September 23 where they will spend the first three days.

Harry will then travel to Botswana alone for a one-day private working visit. Among other causes, he’ll highlight Sentebale, the charity he and Prince Seeiso cofounded to help children affected by HIV and AIDS in Lesotho, Botswana, and Malawi.

While Meghan and Archie remain in South Africa, Harry will head to Angola on September 26 to see some of the work his mother was so passionate about.

In Angola, the Duke will launch the Angolan government’s new de-mining project in a different area, as well as visit Huambo, where his mom Diana went.

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He will then travel to Malawi where he will be reunited with his wife Meghan and baby Archie. The couple will end their tour in Johannesburg, South Africa.

On the final day of their trip the couple will meet Graça Machel, widow of the late former President Mandela. The Duke last met with Mrs Machel in South Africa in 2015.

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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 /@AfricanParksNetworks / @YouthAlert

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As for the Duchess, during the tour she “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.”

Baby Archie will remain with his mom throughout the tour, but it’s still unknown when he will be seen publicly.

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