There were rumours that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would be heading to South Africa later this year, and it has now been confirmed during a press conference.
The country’s British High Commissioner, Nigel Casey, revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be taking a trip in the autumn, announcing to journalists: ‘The royals were coming back to visit South Africa in the autumn.
‘That’s great news for us and I predict it’s also good news for the South African economy.’
Referring to the Meghan Markle effect (whereby everything she wears/touches/looks at sells out immediately), Nigel Casey continued that the ‘buying frenzy… could restore economic growth all on its own.’
He added: ‘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.
‘This is a much shorter visit, they’ll be here for a matter of days and not months.’
It is believed that they will travel to Angola, Malawi, and Lesotho as well as Botswana – the place where Harry and Meghan reportedly fell in love, ‘camping out under the stars’.
But it looks like baby Archie Harrison might not be visiting with his parents as he will be less than six months old at the time of the royal tour (despite the fact that there were reports earlier this year suggesting that the family might take the trip together).
The Palace is yet to comment.
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