There Are 3 Major Royal Tours Happening This Fall—Here's Everything You Need to Know About Each
Oh, you're doing a two-day trip upstate this fall? That's cute. Meanwhile, Harry, Meghan and baby Archie are headed to Africa, Kate and William to Pakistan, and Prince Charles to Japan, so...yeah. They're logging way more Skymiles than us (jealous).
Here, all the details about the upcoming royal tours and visits, so you can add a bit of royal wanderlust to your weekend plans.
Royal Tour of Africa: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Baby Archie
On September 23, Meghan, Harry and baby Archie will begin their ten-day royal tour of Africa. Starting in South Africa, the family of three will meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Harry will then travel solo to Angola and Malawi, and honor Princess Diana's legacy by continuing her work with de-mining fields in the countries. The Sussexes will also continue their environmental work by launching a new initiative to preserve the Okavango Delta. You can read more details about their itinerary here.
Royal Tour of Pakistan: Prince William and Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton and Prince William will travel to Pakistan this fall, Kensington Palace announced in June. They'll also follow in Princess Diana's footsteps, since the late Princess of Wales visited the country in 1996 to further her charity work (where the photo above was taken; the photo is also strikingly similar to a picture of Kate during her and William's visit to Malaysia in 2012). "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official visit to Pakistan this autumn, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Further details will be advised in due course," the K.P. tweet said. No word yet on their exact travel dates, but it seems just Kate and William will embark on the trip (and leave George, Charlotte and Louis at home).
Royal Visit to Japan: Prince Charles
In August, Clarence House announced that Prince Charles would travel to Japan this fall. Camilla will sit this one out, it sounds like, but the pair previously traveled to Japan in 2008. The Prince of Wales also visited with Princess Diana back in 1990 for Emperor Akihito's enthronement.
While there, Charles will attend Emperor Naruhito’s ceremony of enthronement, which is the Japanese equivalent to the British royal family’s coronation. The announcement read, “The Prince of Wales will visit Japan on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen to attend the Ceremony of Enthronement of His Majesty Emperor Naruhito. The visit will take place from 22nd to 23rd October and will include a day of engagements in Tokyo to celebrate British-Japanese connections.”