New parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will soon pack their bags.
The duke and duchess, who welcomed the son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in early May, will visit Africa in the coming months, ITV said (via People). Meghan, 37 and Harry, 34, are planning to travel to South Africa, Angola and Malawi.
Harry’s mother, the late Princess Diana, spent time in Africa doing charity work, and her youngest son continues to honor her legacy.
“Harry has made no secret of the influence his mother has had on him,” a royal insider told the UK’s Express, and added: “His journey to Africa comes at a time in his life when he is a parent himself become. “
Shortly before her death in August 1997, Diana walked through an active minefield during a visit to Angola. The fields were cleared by the HALO Trust, which was created in 1988 “in response to the global humanitarian catastrophe caused by landmines,” the organization’s website said. Harry followed in 2013 in Diana’s footsteps.
Meghan and Harry are also expected to focus on his charity, Sentebale, during their stay in Malawi.
Earlier reports indicated that the royal members’ visit to Africa could take place this fall. It remains to be seen whether Archie will make the journey.
Meghan has been relaxing on the royal stage since her birth. Last weekend she made her first public appearance since she introduced her son to the world and participated in the Trooping the Color parties.