Prince Harry Is Excited to Introduce Archie to South Africa on Baby’s First Royal Tour

Prince Harry is so excited to bring baby Archie on his first royal tour, taking to the Sussex Royal Instagram account to gush over the upcoming trip to Africa. He’s definitely a proud dad!

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It’s their first royal tour as a family

The Sussexes kicked off the first of the month on their social media account as they often do — highlighting 15 new organizations they are shining a spotlight on for the month.

Prince Harry also shared a special message with royal fans, noting how he “can’t wait” to bring wife Meghan Markle and baby Archie to Africa.

He noted: “In just a few weeks our family will be taking its first official tour to Africa, a region of the world that over the past two decades has been a second home to me. Our team has helped create a meaningful programme that we’re so excited to share with you. On a personal note, I can’t wait to introduce my wife and son to South Africa! We’ll see all of you very soon.”

The post noted their travel plans for the visit, sharing: “For the official tour, the family will be visiting South Africa together and The Duke will be carrying out visits to Malawi, Angola and Botswana.”

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“In just a few weeks our family will be taking its first official tour to Africa, a region of the world that over the past two decades has been a second home to me. Our team has helped create a meaningful programme that we’re so excited to share with you. On a personal note, I can’t wait to introduce my wife and son to South Africa! We’ll see all of you very soon.” – The Duke For the official tour, the family will be visiting South Africa together and The Duke will be carrying out visits to Malawi , Angola and Botswana •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Our monthly social awareness approach follows key accounts that inspire us and highlight those working towards positive change. As a lead up to the tour, for the month of September, we wish to celebrate the beauty of this wonderful continent as a whole: from local organisations working hard to better the environment, to the young leaders paving the way for a better future for the Commonwealth and beyond. These selected groups are a small representation of the incredible work being done in Africa today from countless people, local communities and organisations. To find out more about them, please consider following or supporting the below accounts: @DlalaNje @GoGooLive @YouthAlert @QueensCommonwealthTrust @QueensYoungLeaders @QueensCanopy @AfricanParksNetwork @DesmondTutuHIVFoundation @Sentebale @TheHaloTrust @MinesAdvisoryGroup @EveryDayAfrica @NelsonMandelaFoundationsa @NatGeo @PaintedWolfConservancy @Lewa_wildlife @AfricanWildlifeFoundation @Serengeti_National_Park @NRT_Kenya @Conservation_Lower_Zambezi @Giraffe_Conservation @VirungaNationalPark All photos used above are from accounts we are now following

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The spotlight is on Africa

Of course, in keeping with the theme of their upcoming royal tour, the Sussexes explained the images chosen for their monthly spotlight:

“Our monthly social awareness approach follows key accounts that inspire us and highlight those working towards positive change. As a lead up to the tour, for the month of September, we wish to celebrate the beauty of this wonderful continent as a whole: from local organisations working hard to better the environment, to the young leaders paving the way for a better future for the Commonwealth and beyond.

These selected groups are a small representation of the incredible work being done in Africa today from countless people, local communities and organisations.”

Africa is special to Prince Harry

Prince Harry has enjoyed time in Africa in the past, beginning when Prince Charles took both princes in 1997. He made return trips throughout the years, including visits with Markle when they were dating.

The two traveled to Botswana in the summer of 2016, after just two dates. He explained after their engagement: “I managed to persuade her to come and join me in Botswana. We camped out with each other under the stars. She came and joined me for five days out there, which was absolutely fantastic. So then we were really by ourselves, which was crucial to me to make sure that we had a chance to know each other.”

They returned again in 2017 to celebrate Markle’s 36th birthday.

Prince Harr told Town & Country’s Klara Glowczewska how much he has enjoyed Africa, noting: “I have this intense sense of complete relaxation and normality here. To not get recognised, to lose myself in the bush with what I would call the most down-to-earth people on the planet, people [dedicated to conservation] with no ulterior motives, no agendas, who would sacrifice everything for the betterment of nature… I talk to them about their jobs, about what they do. And I learn so much.”