Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are heading to Africa! In October, the royal duo — who welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in May — will travel to the continent to bring awareness to causes important to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as well as Harry's late mother, Princess Diana. It's unclear if Archie will be joining his parents on the two-week trip, but according to Harper's Bazaar, it's highly likely.
They plan on visiting Malawi, Angola, and other areas in South Africa. In Malawi, they will continue to expand the impact of Harry's charity Sentebale, which provides relief and support for children who are victims of extreme poverty and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Then, Harry and Meghan will trek to Angola, where they will learn more about the ongoing issues with landmines, and the government is set to provide $60 million to clear landmines from two national parks. This was a cause also near and dear to Diana's heart, as she brought worldwide attention to the dangers of landmines after visiting Angola in 1997.
Last year, Harry made a handful of special trips to Africa. In June, he went to Pitseng, Lesotho, where he bonded with some of the children benefiting from Sentebale. Five months later, he visited Zambia to support and promote technological advancements and education for young girls. Earlier this year, he and Meghan also embarked on a fun-filled, informative tour of Morocco, where they learned about the country's efforts to further education equality and use equine therapy to help with children's mental health. So, they're no strangers to the continent and will certainly help make a positive impact during their tour this year.