Harry and Meghan ‘planning more Royal-style tours’ after Nigeria trip | Royal | News

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly plotting a series of Royal-style tours following their successful visit to Nigeria.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were reportedly overjoyed with the warm welcome and media attention during their three-day trip, sparking speculation about future international engagements.

The couple, who have been focusing on their life in the US and raising their children, are said to be considering another African adventure among other global destinations.

An insider revealed to the Mirror: “The Duke and Duchess have other trips planned for the remainder of the year. They are hoping to be able to share more details in the coming weeks. It is definitely possible they could return to Africa for more tours after that.”

During their recent tour, 39 year old Harry and 42 year old Meghan promoted their Archewell Foundation’s mental health projects and the Invictus Games, which saw Nigerian participation for the first time last year.

Their itinerary included meetings with military officials, injured servicemen, and schoolchildren, all of whom enthusiastically welcomed the Royal pair.

Meghan, who found out she has a 43 percent Nigerian heritage through a DNA test last year, was particularly moved by the reception in what she affectionately calls “my country”, reports the Mirror.

Africa holds a dear place in the couple’s hearts, as they famously jetted off to Botswana for their third date in 2016, and Harry later proposed with a ring featuring a diamond from the same nation.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have a deep connection with Africa, having celebrated Meghan’s 36th birthday there and embarking on their first Royal tour as a couple across South Africa, Botswana, Angola, and Malawi in 2019.

Prince Harry‘s affection for the continent began during an eight-week visit to Lesotho in March 2004 as part of his gap year, where he formed a close bond with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho following the death of both their mothers.

Harry later co-founded the charity Sentebale with Prince Seeiso to support vulnerable children in Lesotho. Reflecting on his recent tour in Nigeria, Harry expressed his eagerness to continue travelling for their charitable work, and added: “We look forward to travelling more because the work matters.”

He emphasised the importance of connecting with people through their initiatives like the Archewell Foundation and Invictus Games, and added: “Whether it’s the Archewell Foundation, Invictus or any of our other causes, there will always be reasons to meet the people at the heart of our work.”

Describing Africa as “a very, very special place,” Harry also shared his joy at including Nigeria in the Invictus community, adding: “You know what Africa means to me over the years. To be able to include Nigeria now [in Invictus], I’m very happy.”

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