Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Being Sent to Africa Isn’t a Punishment

A good amount of drama has been surrounding the royal family lately, in particular, Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle. For months, there have been rumors of a feud between Kate Middleton and Meghan, and recently, reports surfaced that Harry may be on the outs with his older brother, Prince William.

These rumors ran rampant when Harry and Meghan moved their office out of Kensington Palace and began to operate more independently. A few days ago, the news broke that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may be temporarily relocating to Africa after the birth of their child.

Is this relocation a punishment of sorts as a way of penalizing Meghan and Harry for wanting to branch out on their own? Let’s take a look.

Africa is a special place for Meghan and Harry

It was in Botswana that Meghan and Harry fell in love, so it is only natural that Africa will always be special to them. Harry has spent significant time on the continent throughout his entire life and is said to absolutely love Africa, going there whenever he can.

It is so special to him, in fact, that he designed Meghan’s engagement ring to feature a massive diamond sourced from Botswana as a way of representing the place that is so near and dear to them.

We can only speculate that the Duke and Duchess are beyond excited about the possibility of spending some significant time there, especially with their newborn baby.

Is it a way of putting distance between Meghan and Harry and the rest of the family?

Absolutely not. It is to be expected that rumors would come to light that speculation of recent tension between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is the reason for the move, however, this is not the case.

Princes William and Harry have always been extremely close, and now that they are both married and growing their own families, their bond is growing even stronger.

The Duke and Duchess like to be independent

In the past year, Meghan and Harry have bent the rules more than once, again leading to even more rumors that they were making Queen Elizabeth angry. Not only did these rumors turn out to be completely not true, but the queen actually supports Harry and Meghan in their journey for independence.

Although she allowed the split of the royal household, fans should understand that she does have to put limitations on the couple, which is why she was unable to permit their request for complete independence.

Harry and Meghan love humanitarian work

Long before Harry and Meghan ever met each other, they were known for humanitarian work. This is actually one of the reasons why Harry has spent so much time in Africa over the course of his life.

They are both caring and compassionate people, qualities that somehow became even stronger once they were an official couple. Africa is the perfect place for Meghan and Harry, and fans can’t help but agree.

Is the trip to Africa a punishment?

Most definitely not. Queen Elizabeth certainly knows that the royals must support all of the commonwealth countries, and there is no better royal couple to do just that than Prince Harry and Meghan. The Duke and Duchess would continue their humanitarian work no matter where they were located, however, Africa is the perfect place for them to be at this time.

The couple has taken two special trips to Africa, and will likely be taking many more in the future. It is a wonderful place for them to bring their newborn baby as they embark on one of the most significant royal trips to date.