Why Queen Elizabeth Might Want Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Spend More Time in Africa

The past few years have been quite a whirlwind for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It seems like they just went public with their relationship, yet more than a year has flown by since the spectacular royal wedding where they officially became the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Now the parents to an adorable boy, it is almost as if there is nothing that Prince Harry and Markle can’t do. Whenever they make royal appearances, fans line up in the streets to get a glimpse, or hopefully, a chance to shake hands. There is no denying the fact that the duke and duchess are usually a fan favorite, and they never stop amazing everyone with the things that they do.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

However, in recent months, the royal couple has been the subject of some unfortunate situations. Now, there are reports that they may be relocating to Africa on a semi-permanent basis. And the queen just might be on board.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have made headlines recently

Although Markle and Prince Harry were most likely hoping for some quiet time after the birth of their son, Archie Harrison, they weren’t able to stay out of the news. Recently, the couple came under fire when they took a private jet on vacation more than once in the span of only eight days. According to the Daily Mail, the royal couple boarded the lavish jet to take off for Ibiza, then Scotland, and finally a stay at Elton John’s extravagant home in France.

It’s not surprising for wealthy and privileged people to travel via jet. What makes this case unique is that Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry have often expressed concern for the environment. This is why many fans and the media labeled them as “hypocrites” since a private jet emits seven times the emission per person than a commercial flight.

Africa is special to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Chances are, Markle and Prince Harry are excited about spending significant time in Africa since it is a place that is near to both of their hearts. According to the BBC, the couple can’t wait to bring their son to South Africa, as it is a place where Prince Harry has visited time and again. He spent time there immediately following the death of his mother, Princess Diana, and has said that it is a place where he feels most comfortable.

Express reports that Prince Harry took Markle there for her 36th birthday in 2017. Botswana is also the place that the two of them went shortly after their first date, where they got to spend some time away from the spotlight and focus on each other. The country is so special to them, in fact, that when Prince Harry designed Markle’s engagement ring, he used a center stone sourced from Botswana. 

Why might Queen Elizabeth want Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to spend more time in Africa?

So, why is it that her majesty may want her grandson and his wife to spend more time in Africa? According to Page Six, there are new reports that the duke and duchess may be relocating. As things stand now, they could certainly use some time to themselves, away from the royal spotlight, and out of the public eye. In Africa, they most likely won’t face the harsh criticism that they have been under lately, and the time away will be beneficial.

Another important reason may be so that Prince William and Kate Middleton can have a chance to be in the limelight just a little more, something that is important for them as the future king and queen consort. Lately, Markle and Prince Harry have been all the rage, and this will be a great way to get some focus back on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.