The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have started their first overseas tour as a family, taking five-month-old Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor to Africa.
The ten-day tour sees the Duke, Duchess and baby Archie visit South Africa, in a programme designed to cover their favourite charitable causes and boost Britain’s relationships abroad.
The Duke will travel alone to Botswana, Angola and Malawi where he will follow in the footsteps of his late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, with work on clearing land mines and HIV awareness.
A spokesman for the couple said: “The Duke of Sussex’s love for Africa is well known; he first visited the continent at the age of thirteen and more than two decades later, the people, culture, wildlife and resilient communities continue to inspire and motivate him every day.
Prince Harry, Meghan and their son have finally graced the coastal city of Cape Town for the first leg of their 10-day southern Africa trip.
Watch pictures and videos shared on social media:
Powerful words to the women and girls of South Africa facing gender-based violence from Meghan: “I’m here with you as a mother, a wife, a woman, a woman of colour, as your sister” #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica #sussexroyaltour ?? pic.twitter.com/ANhaxzIDOb— Emily Nash (@emynash) September 23, 2019
Day 1 of #SussexRoyalTour is here! Harry, Meghan and Archie have safely touched down in Cape Town and later today will:— Omid Scobie (@scobie) September 23, 2019
— Visit a township which teaches children about their rights, self-awareness and safety, and provides female empowerment training to girls in the community. pic.twitter.com/pTd5OMnps8