Archie Harrison will undertake his first overseas tour this autumn with his parents the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. A post confirming the upcoming visit to South Africa on Prince Harry and Meghan’s official Instagram account refers to their “first tour as a family”, suggesting their baby son will accompany them on the trip.
The Duke and Duchess are visiting South Africa at the request of the Foreign Office. Prince Harry will also make short trips to Malawi, Angola and Botswana, while Meghan and Archie are expected to remain in South Africa. The Queen’s eighth great-grandchild will be around four-months-old when he joins his parents on the tour later in the year.
An announcement on the Duke and Duchess’s official @SussexRoyal Instagram account said: “The Duke and Duchess are really looking forward to meeting so many of you on the ground and continuing to raise awareness of the high impact work local communities are doing across the commonwealth and beyond.” The post was signed off: “This will be their first official tour as a family!“
Africa already holds a special place in the hearts of the Duke and Duchess, whose third date was a trip to Botswana to camp under the stars. Prince Harry also founded his Sentebale charity in memory of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, after spending his gap year in Lesotho. It seems an especially fitting location for the couple’s first official tour with their baby boy in tow.
After a whirlwind year during which they exchanged vows in St George’s Chapel watched by millions around the world (plus the likes of Oprah Winfrey from the pews), embarked on their first royal tour as a married couple, and moved from Kensington Palace to Frogmore House in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Harry and Meghan welcomed Archie Harrison on 6 May.
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TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited to announce that they have been asked to carry out a tour to Southern Africa this autumn. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have requested a visit to South Africa 🇿🇦 as well as The Duke carrying out visits to Malawi 🇲🇼 and Angola 🇦🇴. His Royal Highness will also do a short working visit to Botswana 🇧🇼 en route to the other countries. The Duke and Duchess are really looking forward to meeting so many of you on the ground and continuing to raise awareness of the high impact work local communities are doing across the Commonwealth and beyond. This will be their first official tour as a family!
Author: KERRY MCDERMOTT