Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Royal Tour

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Royal Tour

THE Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in South Africa with their baby son Archie for their first official royal tour as a family.

The couple are on a ten-day visit, and while Meghan Markle and Archie will stay in South Africa for the duration, Prince Harry will visit Angola to pay homage to the work of his late mother Diana, Princess of Wales. We look at today’s schedule.

 The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle touched down at Cape Town Airport, South Africa, with baby Archie, on September 23

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle touched down at Cape Town Airport, South Africa, with baby Archie, on September 23

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Royal Tour – where are they now?

Harry and Meghan jetted to Cape Town on a commercial flight that arrived almost 40 minutes late this morning.

They disembarked privately ahead of their first official appearance in the city this afternoon.

Today, day one of their tour, will see the royals visit a workshop in Cape Town that teaches children about their rights and provides self-defence classes.

The initiative teaches kids about self-awareness, and female empowerment training is provided to young girls.

The couple will also tour District Six Museum to learn about the work done to reunite people affected by the apartheid.

During the event Meghan, who is a champion of gender equality, is expected to add her voice to the thousands who have spoken out about the rising violence against women in South Africa.

While the duchess and Archie will stay in South Africa for the duration of the ten-day tour, the duke will separately visit Angola, Malawi and Botswana before being reunited with his family in Johannesburg.

 Security prepare for the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's visit to the Nyanga Township in South Africa as part of their royal tour

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Security prepare for the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s visit to the Nyanga Township in South Africa as part of their royal tourCredit: Splash News
 A dancer entertains the crowds waiting for the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at their first official engagement after touching down in South Africa

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A dancer entertains the crowds waiting for the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at their first official engagement after touching down in South AfricaCredit: PA:Press Association

Loaded with presents

Harry and Meghan arrived laden with gifts for the nation’s children from presents originally donated to their son Archie.

They will give clothes, books and other items to an Africa-based charity that trains and employs women living with HIV as community health workers.

Royal fans will be hoping to get a glimpse of four-month-old Archie – described by a palace source as “an extra special small passenger to make things a little more lively”.

The source, who said the gifts would be presented to the charity mothers2mothers, added: “The duke and duchess were inundated with gifts for baby Archie from organisations and the general public.

“They were incredibly grateful, but one little baby can only wear so many clothes and he’s growing fast.”

Harry will travel to Angola on Friday to pay homage to the work of his late mother Diana, Princess of Wales, who campaigned for landmines to be outlawed during a visit she made to the country in 1997.

He will also pay tribute to a British soldier killed by an elephant during anti-poaching operations in Malawi when he visits the country on September 30 to focus attention on efforts to protect endangered animals.

Their trip comes days after they attended fashion designer pal Misha Nonoo’s wedding in Italy.

Prince Harry excitedly announced on the Sussexroyal Instagram account: “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.

 Prince Harry announced the 10-day tour to Africa several weeks ago

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Prince Harry announced the 10-day tour to Africa several weeks agoCredit: Instagram/sussexroyal

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What’s the 10-day royal tour itinerary in South Africa?

Day One: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will visit a workshop in Cape Town that teaches children about their rights and provides self-defence classes.

The couple will also tour District Six Museum to learn about the work done to reunite people affected by the apartheid.

Day Two: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will travel to Monwabisi Beach to learn about Waves for Change.

They will also see the work of the Lunchbox Fund, which provides meals to schools across towns and rural areas.

Prince Harry will then join the City of Cape Town Marine Unit to learn about the work done to combat poaching.

In the afternoon, Meghan and Harry will visit the oldest mosque in the country and finally attend a reception at the British High Commissioner’s Resident.

Day Three: The Sussexes will meet the Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mrs Tutu at their legacy foundation.

Meghan will then stay in South Africa, visiting the Woodstock Exchange that encourages female entrepreneurs.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry goes to Botswana where he will join school kids to plant trees.

Day Four: Meghan Markle will take part in a Women in Public Service breakfast.

Day Five: Prince Harry will go to Angola, seeing the legacy that his mother Princess Diana started in raising awareness for the threat of landmines.

He will also visit where his mother was famously photographed.

Day Six: Prince Harry will meet with President Lourenco at the Presidential Palace.

He will then visit a maternity hospital before travelling to Malawi.

Day Seven: Prince Harry will visit a local college that supports women obtaining and education.

He will also meet with President Peter Mutharika

Day Eight: Prince Harry will fly to a national park to pay tribute to guardsman Mathew Talbot, who lost his life while on an anti-poaching patrol.

Day Nine: The Duke will visit the Mauwa Heath Centre before heading back to South Africa.

Day Ten: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will join up, and meet with inspiring local youth.

They will also see Graça Machel, widow of the late President Nelson Mandela.

 











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