Meghan and Harry’s SA trip creates buzz – see who the Prince met before

2019-06-17 12:13
Prince Harry in Soweto

Cape Town - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's next big diplomatic trip will have South Africa on the itinerary.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who recently welcomed son Archie, apparently want to follow the example of Princess Diana, Harry’s late mom.

According to British news outlets, the royal couple will take in several African countries on their tour between September and November, including South Africa.

As part of Harry’s charity work they’ll apparently also visit children affected by HIV/Aids in Malawi.

Angola is included among their stopovers, and possibly Botswana too. It was in Angola where iconic photographs were taken of Diana walking through a landmine area dressed in a protective suit – just months before her tragic accident. And in 2016 Harry and Meghan were also in Botswana, taking a break from the limelight at the start of their relationship

Although this will be the first time the couple travel to South Africa together, Harry’s been on an Africa tour before – and even played in rugby in South Africa.

His last African visit was made in 2015.


In 2015 the prince met Nelson Mandela’s wife, Graça Machel, in Johannesburg.

Prince Harry and Graca Machel

He also called at Siyabonga Secondary School in Soweto.

Prince Harry

During his visit local singer Bianca le Grange entertained Harry at The Bus Factory in Johannesburg.

Prince Harry and Bianca le Grange

Harry even met with former president Jacob Zuma at his official residence.

Prince Harry and Jacob Zuma

Afterwards the prince was spotted on Durban’s beaches.

Prince Harry in Durban

Here he’s seen playing rugby with the Sharks at Kings Park Stadium, where he met former Springbok captain John Smit.

Prince Harry and John Smit

At the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town he met archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu.

Prince Harry and Desmond Tutu

Before meeting the Arch he enjoyed a spot of polo at Val de Vie luxury lifestyle estate in Paarl.

Prince Harry

Sources: NEWS.AU, Mirror

(Pictures: Getty/Gallo Images)

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