LONDON (AP) — Representatives of the British royal family say Prince Harry will see the legacy of his late mother’s humanitarian work in Angola during a spring (northern hemisphere fall/autumn) trip to southern Africa
Buckingham Palace released details on Friday of the trip Harry is taking with his wife, Meghan, and their infant son Archie, who was born in May.
The itinerary has Meghan and Archie staying in South Africa for the entire trip, from September 23 to October 2. Harry also plans to go to Angola, Malawi and Botswana.
Harry’s private secretary, Sam Cohen, said that while in Angola the prince will see the landmine clearing work that has continued long after Princess Diana brought worldwide attention to the problem. She died in 1997.
Meghan will visit South African organisations promoting women’s education, health, entrepreneurship and leadership.
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Today, we are excited to be able to announce details for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s upcoming tour to Africa! 🇿🇦🇧🇼🇦🇴🇲🇼 • In just two weeks, Their Royal Highnesses will embark on this official tour focusing on community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment. This programme has been many months in the making, and The Duke and Duchess are eager to focus their energies on the great work being done in Southern Africa. From meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu to joining ‘Waves for Change’ on Monwabisi Beach, the South Africa programme will be educational and inspiring. The Duke is especially proud to continue the legacy left by his mother with her work in Angola as he joins Halo Trust again in an effort to rid the world of landmines. HRH will also travel to Malawi where he will check in on the British Army’s partnership with African Parks and will be working on the ground supporting local communities. The Duke is particularly proud to be able to deliver an exciting new initiative, a Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy three-country partnership which he designed and consulted with Governments in Namibia, Botswana and Angola to protect forest and wildlife corridors around the Okavango Delta. The Duchess will be working with local organisations to promote women and girls’ health and education, entrepreneurship and leadership. With such a textured culture and history, Their Royal Highnesses are grateful for the opportunity to connect with those on the ground in Southern Africa and to be inspired by the work being done and learn how they can be better supported. As President and Vice President of The Queens Commonwealth Trust and The Duke’s role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, The Duke and Duchess cannot wait to meet with young leaders mobilising change and adding to the beauty of these Commonwealth countries 🇿🇦🇧🇼🇦🇴🇲🇼 • “We look forward to seeing you soon!” • Photo ©️ PA images / Tim Graham – Getty Images / @Sentebale /@AfricanParksNetwork / @YouthAlert
Here’s a look at their jam-packed 10-day tour:
Monday 23 September
- The family arrives in Cape Town, South Africa.
- Meghan and Harry will attend a workshop which teaches children about their rights and provides self-defence classes.
- The couple will tour the District Six Museum and join a community cooking activity with former District Six residents.
Tuesday 24 September
- The couple will travel to Monwabisi Beach to learn about the work of the NGO Waves for Change which trains and supports local surf mentors.
- Meghan and Harry will visit the Lunchbox Fund – one of their official charities – which provides meals to schools across underprivileged areas in the region.
- Harry will head to Seal Island to learn about the efforts to combat the poaching of abalone.
- Harry and Meghan will visit Cape Town’s heritage-rich site of the Bo-Kaap.
Wednesday 25 September
- Meghan and Harry meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife, Leah, at the headquarters of their Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation.
- Meghan stays in South Africa with Archie
- Harry travels to Botswana
- Meghan visits the Woodstock Exchange in Cape Town that encourages female entrepreneurs.
Thursday 26 September
- Meghan takes part in a Women in Public Service breakfast in Cape Town.
Friday 27 to Monday 30 September
- Harry visits Angola and Malawi
- No official appearances for Meghan
Tuesday 1 October
- Harry makes a final visit in Malawi, to the Mauwa Health Centre, before heading back to South Africa to meet Meghan and Archie in Johannesburg.
- Meghan attends a roundtable discussion with the Association of Commonwealth Universities in Johannesburg, to discuss the challenges faced by young women in accessing higher education.
- Meghan visits a local school to meet a charity that tackles sexual violence in schools.
Wednesday 2 October
- Harry and Meghan meet inspirational young South Africans in Johannesburg communities.
- They meet Nelson Mandela’s widow Graca Machel.
- To wrap up the tour, the Duke and Duchess meet South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and his wife, Dr Tshepo Motsepe.
- The family heads back to London that evening.
Author: ANA Entertainment