Harry and Meghan reveal Africa tour
In pleasant news today, the Royal couple have announced their plans, dates and tour details of their upcoming visit to our continent. Harry and Meghan, who will be accompanied by their baby son Archie, will undertake a ten-day tour from Monday 23 September to Wednesday 2 October. They will spend the first three days in Cape Town, South Africa before Harry travels to Kasane, Botswana alone for a one-day private working visit.
Prince Harry will visit the African country where his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, famously walked through a landmine site to raise awareness of military munitions. He and Meghan Markle have now revealed details of their 10-day African tour later this month, their first official trip as a family. Meghan and baby Archie will spend the duration in South Africa, while Harry will leave his family to tour Angola, Malawi and Botswana before being reunited with them in Johannesburg. The visit to Angola will be an emotional occasion for Harry as Diana walked through a cleared landmine site in the country just months before her death.
Prince Harry is due to visit a former minefield near Dirico and remotely detonate a munition. Sam Cohen, the duke’s private secretary, said: ‘In a particularly significant and poignant journey, the Duke of Sussex will have the opportunity to return to Angola to see first-hand the legacy of his mother the late Diana, Princess of Wales, whose visit to Huambo in 1997 helped raise awareness of the threat posed by landmines to communities and livelihoods. ‘The work of the late princess, and commitment to this issue, changed global opinion.’ The duke and duchess will visit Africa from September 23 to October 2. On their first day, Harry and Meghan will tour the District Six Museum in Cape Town to learn about how it has helped people who were relocated during the apartheid era.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, during their visit to Tonga (Picture: Getty)
While in Malawi, Harry will pay tribute to British soldier, Guardsman Mathew Talbot of the Coldstream Guards, who was killed by an elephant during an anti-poaching operation in May. It is understood Harry wrote to his family after his death. Harry and Meghan will travel by commercial flights to and from South Africa and the duke will use a charter plane when visiting Angola, Botswana and Angola, where some of the locations are remote. During the launch of a project to encourage the travel industry to become more sustainable, Harry defended his recent use of private jets. He said there were circumstances where he needed to ‘ensure that my family are safe’.
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