The palace has announced that Harry, Meghan and their young son Archie will be taking a royal tour to South Africa this month. The trip will include Botswana, Malawi, and Angola. In a palace statement, it was announced that the Prince is very excited to introduce his family to the country for the first time. This will be baby Archie’s first international trip and Meghan’s first trip to South Africa. Both Harry and Meghan have visited Africa before, and it holds a special place in both of their hearts.
During the trip, much of the royal couple’s time will be devoted to their respective charities in the region. This will have a real impact on many locals similar to the charities set up by Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, years before. These charities are really making a difference and are helping to improve the quality of life of many Africans.
The Royal family will travel together to fulfill their commitments to various charities and organizations in the Cape Town area. Harry is then expected to travel alone to Malawi, Botswana, and Angola while Meghan and Archie stay behind in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Harry’s Solo Journey
During his solo leg of the tour, the Prince will spend time on some very meaningful projects. These will include the introduction of a new, groundbreaking Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative between Namibia, Botswana, and Angola which will help to protect the Okavango Delta. This project will prove instrumental in protecting its animals as well as helping to develop the creation of sustainable tourism in the region.
Then, in honor of the recent anniversary of his mother’s death, the Prince will make a very poignant visit to Angola to raise awareness about the landmines that remain in the region. Here, he will be completing the work started by his mother all those years ago.
They Hold Africa Close to their Hearts
Harry first visited the region in his formative years taking inspiration from his mother’s work. Since then, he continues to return rather frequently.
After a trip to Lesotho, the Prince explained how Africa had changed his life. Struggling with his role as a member of the royal family, it was through his various work in Africa that he understood his place and that his title could make a difference.
The couple has an emotional tie to the region both together and separately. Before they decided to make their relationship public, Harry whisked Meghan away for a secret romantic holiday in Botswana. Meghan also spent time working with various charities in Rwanda. Although they are taking a working holiday to the region, they will be taking some time out to spend some quality time as a family.
Family’s Love for Africa
During an interview with Conar Mcnally the young Prince explained: “I have this love of Africa which will never disappear, it will always be there, and I hope that it carries on with my children as well”. Well as this is the families first trip together, this seems to be the beginning of making that dream come true.