It's been announced that the Duchess of Sussex has added a new engagement to her already packed 10-day South Africa tour itinerary, just hours before she touches down in the African country for the first time.
The announcement came at a media briefing, with a spokeswoman confirming Meghan would visit mothers2mothers, a charity that trains and employs women with HIV as frontline health workers, BAZAAR.com reports.
The visit is planned for Wednesday, September 25th in the Foreshore area in Cape Town, where Meghan will hear from a range of staff about the charity's work to create health, hope, and an HIV-free generation across the continent and will learn about m2m's Mentor Mother Model, which sees women living with HIV trained and employed as community health workers.
In a statement, the charity says they're excited to share their big wins with the Duchess and adds, "We are also looking forward to an honest discussion about the challenges we still face, especially in our work with adolescent girls and young women."
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and four-month-old Archie are set to touch down in South Africa on Monday morning (later tonight, New Zealand time) to undertake their first official tour as a family.
The couple unveiled their jam-packed 10-day itinerary earlier this month, which they revealed had been "many months in the making".
Meghan will be based in South Africa for the entirety of the tour with Archie, where her engagements will focus on working with and visiting local organisations to promote women and girls' health and education, entrepreneurship and leadership.
Meanwhile, Harry will make solo visits to Malawi, Botswana and Angola where he will be launching a new initiative to protect forest and wildlife corridors and continuing in his mother Princess Diana's legacy by joining Halo Trust in Angola, who are working to rid the world of landmines.
Nigel Casey, the British High Commissioner to South Africa told the press the tour "will truly demonstrate the modern UK-Africa partnerships as well as highlighting their interests and patronages," People reports.
Adding, "It's a busy programme – which is four countries in ten days. And obviously, we have an extra special passenger to make things a little more lively."
While Archie hasn't been confirmed to appear at any engagements yet, a palace source previously told Hello! that Meghan and Harry are eager to have him involved in some way.
"The couple hope to include Archie at some point in the program but it's difficult to schedule," the source tells Hello!
"He's five months old. But they hope to."
Another source revealed the programme had been designed to allow the couple to be with Archie at key times in his routine, such as bedtime and bathtime.
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