Prince Harry shares more exciting details about his family’s upcoming tour of South Africa

“I can’t wait to introduce my wife and son to South Africa!”
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The Duke of Sussex has taken to Instagram to share more exciting details about the Sussexes’ upcoming royal tour of southern Africa, including the exact date the family-of-three will be embarking on their first international engagement.

Posting to the Sussex Royal Instagram account Harry said he “can’t wait” to show Duchess Meghan and Archie South Africa.

“In just a few weeks our family will be taking its first official tour to Africa, a region of the world that over the past two decades has been a second home to me,” Harry wrote.

“Our team has helped create a meaningful programme that we’re so excited to share with you.

“On a personal note, I can’t wait to introduce my wife and son to South Africa! We’ll see all of you very soon.”

Harry can’t wait to show his family around South Africa. (Image: Getty)

Following Harry’s message, the caption continues: “For the official tour, the family will be visiting South Africa together and The Duke will be carrying out visits to Malawi, Angola and Botswana.”

The caption, which accompanies a collage of images, goes on to announce Meghan and Harry’s focus for the month – continuing their monthly social awareness initiative which they have implemented since the launch of their account earlier this year.

This month the couple have chosen to shine a light on local organisations across Africa, to go hand-in-hand with their upcoming tour.

“As a lead up to the tour, for the month of September, we wish to celebrate the beauty of this wonderful continent as a whole: from local organisations working hard to better the environment, to the young leaders paving the way for a better future for the Commonwealth and beyond.

“These selected groups are a small representation of the incredible work being done in Africa today from countless people, local communities and organisations.”

The couple have listed and followed 22 accounts, including African Parks Network, African Wildlife Foundation, the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation and the HALO Trust along with Sentebale, which was co-founded by Prince Harry, and the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, of which Harry and Meghan are president and vice-president of.

And, just hours after sharing the post Sussex Royal took things one step further by announcing the date the family-of-three would be heading to South Africa, sharing a countdown timer to their Instagram story which reveals the date to be September 23rd – just three weeks away!

The countdown timer reveals the Sussexes will be heading to South Africa on September 23rd. (Image: Instagram/@sussexroyal)

Meghan and Harry announced they would be heading to the continent back in June and shared their excitement about undertaking their “first official tour as a family.”

The news, announced in an Instagram post shared: “TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited to announce that they have been asked to carry out a tour of Southern Africa this autumn.

“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.”

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

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

While this won’t be Archie’s first trip overseas – just last month he jetted off with his family to both Spain and France – he will become the youngest royal to head along on a royal tour at just four-months-old!

His older cousin Prince George, six, is currently the youngest, having travelled with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Australia and New Zealand when he was nine-months-old.

In fact the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are also due to undertake a royal tour of Pakistan in the coming months, while Charles, The Prince of Wales will be flying to Japan in October to attend Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement ceremony, before heading to our shores in November with his wife Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall.

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