Harry and Meghan will visit South Africa on royal tour, confirms British High Commissioner

 08-06-2019 England The ceremony of the Trooping the Colour, marking the monarch's official birthday, in London.Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex ( PPE/Nieboer /Sipa USA)
Meghan and Harry at Trooping the Colour [Photo: PA]

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly set to travel to Africa for a major overseas tour this autumn.

It’s believed that Harry and Meghan will visit Malawi, Angola and South Africa.

While there has been no confirmation from Buckingham Palace, Nigel Casey, High Commissioner to South Africa revealed the couple will be visiting the country later this year.

He made the announcement at a press conference on Wednesday morning that the royals were “coming back to visit South Africa in the autumn.”

He joked: “That's great news for us, and I predict it's also good news for the South African economy.

“I predict a hat and frock buying frenzy to rival even SONA [the country's State of the Nation Address, which took place last Thursday] which could restore economic growth all on its own.

“We're hugely looking forward to that and thanks in anticipation for that and all the support that I know we're going to receive.”

Yahoo UK has reached out to Buckingham Palace for comment.

It’s not clear if Harry and Meghan plan to take their baby son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on the trip with them.

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.