Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Africa Tour Could Be the Key to Saving Their Reputation
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a serious reputation problem right now. And they must know it — the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made headlines when they hired a world-renowned American PR firm to help resurrect their damaged reputations and hopefully put them back into public favor.
What happened with this dazzling couple? Everyone seemed to love them at first, especially right after their stunning royal wedding at Windsor Castle. But over time, critics started calling Meghan Markle stuck up and demanding and accusing Prince Harry of just going along with whatever she said, plus being hypocritical. Their image problem is severe at this point.
But there is one thing that has the potential to turn things around for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. For these two, the answer to their problems might be found in Africa.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are heading on an African tour soon
There’s nothing like a royal tour to foster goodwill between citizens and the royal family. The upcoming 10 day, multi-country excursion includes plenty of expected activities, like shaking hands and planting trees. And in case you were wondering, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be flying commercial and not using a private jet to get there.
This meticulously planned tour has another element to it that makes it distinctly personal to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The Duke of Sussex described the tour as “meaningful,” and the couple will spend time focusing on conservation, mental health, and female empowerment, all causes they’ve been trying to promote all along.
New photos of Archie might help everyone forgive his parents
Part of the issue some people have with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is that they act too secretive and private for the roles they’re playing in the royal family. Fans were overjoyed when the couple gave birth to Archie Harrison in early May, but they were equally disappointed when the photo updates and official outings with the young royal were few and far between.
Good news for everyone who’s been waiting to see the baby again: that time will be here soon. Since Master Archie will be accompanying his parents on their Africa tour, we can expect a fresh batch of photos very soon. And every adorable snapshot will push Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s reputation a little closer to fully repaired.
It’s imperative that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get this tour right
“It will take more than a great tour to turn the tide completely, but if it goes well then it could be the start of a smoother path for them in the press,” royal commentator Ingrid Seward told Vanity Fair. “There’s a lot riding on the tour and the feeling is it really has to go well for the couple.”
Obviously, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex aren’t just heading to Africa to make people like them better — though that will be a nice bonus if it happens. They’re going to establish British diplomacy in Africa, which is more important than ever during the tumultuous political time with Brexit and other controversies currently ongoing.
Because it’s so important, every tiny detail of the trip was planned by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with extensive input from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle themselves. Everyone is counting on things going smoothly with zero drama and negative press.
It’s a huge undertaking and we’ll be anxiously waiting to see how it turns out.