Harry and Meghan set to travel to Malawi and Angola during Africa autumn tour

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex rides in an open carriage with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex during Trooping the Colour in London on June 08, 2019.  This was her first public engagement since the birth of her son Archie.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Trooping the Colour [Photo: PA]

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are due to travel to Malawi, Angola and South Africa later this year, according to reports.

Harry and Meghan’s tour of Africa in autumn will be their first major overseas visit since becoming parents to son Archie Harrison Mountbattern-Windsor.

The couple plan to visit Malawi to expand the reach of Harry’s charity Sentebale into that country.

The royal, 34, attended a concert on Tuesday in aid of the organisation, which supports children and young people affected by HIV and AIDS in Lesotho, Botswana and Malawi.

The duke is also said to want to continue his mother Princess Diana’s work with the HALO (Hazardous Areas Life-Support Organisation) Trust on landmines in Angola, ITV reports.

Diana famously walked through an active minefield in Angola in January 1997, just months before her tragic death.

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PA NEWS : 15/1/97 : DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES, WEARS A PROTECTIVE JACKET AS SHE WALKS NEXT TO THE EDGE OF A MINEFIELD IN ANGOLA, DURING HER VISIT TO SEE THE WORK OF THE BRITISH RED CROSS. (PHOTO BY JOHN STILLWELL ).  11/07/03 : The future of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund set up after her death is under threat. It has frozen all its grants to beneficiaries and been forced to approach other charities in a bid to keep its own projects going. The fund s crisis follows a protracted legal battle with the US company, the Franklin Mint. In June 2000 the Memorial Fund lost a court battle in the US against the firm in which they failed to stop the company making products bearing the Princess s image. The battle led to a  4 million legal bill for the fund.
Princess Diana walks next to the edge of a minefield in Angola in January 1997 [Photo: PA]
**Editorial use only, mandatory credit HALO Trust** Previously unreleased handout photo issued by HALO Trust of Prince Harry on a recent visit to Angola. (Left to right) Gerhard Zank; deminer Mateus Canhanga; section leader Maria Ilda da Piedade; Prince Harry. HALO team and Prince Harry discuss future mine clearance priorities while villagers await their land being returned safe and demined.
Prince Harry in Angola in 2013. [Photo: HALO Trust/PA]

In 2013, Harry visited the Cuando Cubango region in southeast Angola with the HALO Trust, where he saw first-hand the impact of landmines on communities and the human suffering they cause.

Given the security and travel difficulties, it has not been decided whether Archie will join them on their trip. The matter will be discussed by the couple and palace aides before a final decision is made.

On 17 June, the duke will attend a Chatham House Africa Programme event on ‘Mine Clearance, Conservation, and Economic Development in Angola.’

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Botswana, may also be on the itinerary and it’s a country that Harry has a close affinity with. It’s where he whisked Meghan off to for her birthday in August 2017 and the centre stone in her engagement ring was sourced from the country.

Harry and Meghan also recently shared a photo of their 2017 visit to Bostwana on their Instagram account, when they assisted Dr. Mike Chase of Elephants Without Borders in equipping a bull elephant with a satellite collar.

Recent reports also suggested the couple could spend up to six months at a time living in Africa over the next two to three years, as part of a sabbatical.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: (L-R) Albert Windsor, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge holding Prince Louis, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Britain's Princess Beatrice of York, Britain's Princess Anne, Princess Royal,, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's Princess Eugenie of York, Britain's Lady Louise Windsor, Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York,, Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Isla Phillips, James, Viscount Severn, Savannah Phillips, Peter Phillips, Autumn Phillips, Lyla Gilman, Eloise Taylor and Britain's Lady Helen Taylor stand with other members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a fly-past of aircraft by the Royal Air Force during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Meghan and Harry joined the royals on the balcony for Trooping the Colour. [Photo: Getty]

Meghan made her first public appearance since giving birth to Archie, at Trooping the Colour to mark the Queen’s official birthday last weekend.

The duchess will reportedly return to royal duties in the autumn. Meanwhile, Harry has been continuing to attend engagements on a weekly basis.

After attending the concert in aid of Sentebale on Tuesday, the following day Harry launched a new initiative with boxers Anthony Joshua and Nicola Adams which aims to help disadvantaged young people through sport.