This spring, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will make their first royal tour since welcoming their baby son, the couple announced on Friday.

Archie’s first overseas trip will be to Africa, the Sussexes revealed, where they’ll visit South Africa as a family. Harry will go solo to Malawai, Angola and Botswana.

“TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited to announce that they have been asked to carry out a tour to Southern Africa this autumn,” a post on their official Instagram account, @sussexroyal, said.

“The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have requested a visit to South Africa, as well as The Duke carrying out visits to Malawi and Angola. His Royal Highness will also do a short working visit to Botswana 🇧🇼en route to the other countries.

“The Duke and Duchess are really looking forward to meeting so many of you on the ground and continuing to raise awareness of the high impact work local communities are doing across the Commonwealth and beyond,” the statement added.

“This will be their first official tour as a family!”

Archie Harrison will be about five months old by the time they make the trip. Exact dates have not been shared, but it’s likely to be in October or early November.

Meghan has barely left her son’s side, it appears, since he was born on May 6. It’s understood mother and son have been holed up in their recently renovated luxury home, Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, in the countryside an hour outside of London.

Since Meghan and Harry briefly introduced Archie to the world a few days after his birth, the couple has shared two photos of him on Instagram; a picture of his feet on Mother’s Day, and another of him holding Harry’s finger on British Father’s Day.


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