Baby’s first official royal tour is almost here! Prince Harry is taking his family to South Africa soon — and he “can’t wait” to bring Meghan Markle and their son Archie to what has become a “second home” to him over the years. And with the family’s first royal tour rapidly approaching, Harry’s anticipation understandably seems to be growing.
The Duke of Sussex headed to his household’s official Instagram account, Sussex Royal, to share his excitement over the upcoming trip. “In just a few weeks our family will be taking its first official tour to Africa, a region of the world that over the past two decades has been a second home to me. Our team has helped create a meaningful programme that we’re so excited to share with you,” Harry wrote, adding another (super sweet) reason he’s looking forward to this particular trip. “On a personal note, I can’t wait to introduce my wife and son to South Africa! We’ll see all of you very soon. – The Duke.”
The post went on to note that Harry, Meghan and Archie will be visiting South Africa together, while Harry will visit Malawi, Angola and Botswana on his own as part of the royal tour.
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“In just a few weeks our family will be taking its first official tour to Africa, a region of the world that over the past two decades has been a second home to me. Our team has helped create a meaningful programme that we’re so excited to share with you. On a personal note, I can’t wait to introduce my wife and son to South Africa! We’ll see all of you very soon.” – The Duke For the official tour, the family will be visiting South Africa together 🇿🇦 and The Duke will be carrying out visits to Malawi 🇲🇼, Angola 🇦🇴 and Botswana 🇧🇼 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Our monthly social awareness approach follows key accounts that inspire us and highlight those working towards positive change. As a lead up to the tour, for the month of September, we wish to celebrate the beauty of this wonderful continent as a whole: from local organisations working hard to better the environment, to the young leaders paving the way for a better future for the Commonwealth and beyond. These selected groups are a small representation of the incredible work being done in Africa today from countless people, local communities and organisations. To find out more about them, please consider following or supporting the below accounts: @DlalaNje @GoGooLive @YouthAlert @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust @QueensYoungLeaders @QueensCanopy @AfricanParksNetwork @DesmondTutuHIVFoundation @Sentebale @TheHaloTrust @MinesAdvisoryGroup @EveryDayAfrica @NelsonMandelaFoundationsa @NatGeo @PaintedWolfConservancy @Lewa_wildlife @AfricanWildlifeFoundation @Serengeti_National_Park @NRT_Kenya @Conservation_Lower_Zambezi @Giraffe_Conservation @VirungaNationalPark All photos used above are from accounts we are now following
Of course, this won’t be Harry and Meghan’s first trip to Africa together — their summer 2016 trip to Botswana seemed to cement their relationship status, especially in the public eye. After the couple became engaged, Harry recalled of the trip, “I managed to persuade her to come and join me in Botswana. We camped out with each other under the stars. She came and joined me for five days out there, which was absolutely fantastic. So then we were really by ourselves, which was crucial to me to make sure that we had a chance to know each other.”
The couple also visited Africa for Meghan’s 36th birthday, so what has always been a special place for Harry has clearly become a special place for his growing family.