All the Details of Prince Harry, Meghan and Archie's Royal Africa Tour (Um, It's WAY Sooner Than We Thought...)
Calling all royal aficionados: We have brand-new details about Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and baby Archie's Royal Tour of Africa that kicks off this fall.
In a new post from @SussexRoyal, the duke and duchess shared fresh news about their upcoming trip, and said that they "look forward to seeing you soon!”
The trip will take place in two weeks, on September 23 (aka wayyyy sooner than was originally reported), and the Sussexes will focus on community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment while there.
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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
In South Africa, Meghan and Harry will meet with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and join a "Waves for Change" meeting on Monwabisi Beach. The organization provides surf therapy to vulnerable youth in at-risk communities.
The caption reveals that Prince Harry will also honor his late mother Princess Diana's work in Africa, specifically in Angola with the Halo Trust foundation that works to rid the world of leftover land mines.
Harry will also visit Malawi to check in on the British army’s partnership with African Parks, though it sounds like Meghan and Archie will stay behind in South Africa for both the Angola and Malawi legs of the trip. While Harry's away, Meghan will continue her work in South Africa, focusing on women and girls’ health and education, entrepreneurship and leadership.
Harry will also introduce a new initiative that he is "particularly proud about": a Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy three-country partnership that he designed with the help of the governments in Namibia, Botswana and Angola. The partnership will work to protect forest and wildlife corridors around the Okavango Delta.
We'll next see Meghan and Harry very soon. The duchess will make an appearance at the launch event of her new Smart Works clothing collection on September 12, while the duke will attend an Invictus Games reception on September 10.
Phew, and we thought our two dinner reservations for vacay was a lot of planning ahead…
Thank goodness we only have two weeks to wait to see baby Archie's airport attire, though.