Family trip! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry took to their official Instagram account on Thursday, June 27, to announce that they will be going on their first royal tour with their son, Archie, this fall.
“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,” read the beginning of the post’s caption, before revealing what countries they plan to visit. “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 on 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,” they concluded. “This will be their first official tour as a family!”
The royal couple welcomed their firstborn on May 6, and introduced him to the world a few days later. Since then, we haven’t seen much of the baby with the exception of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Instagram photos posted by their Royal Sussex account. By the time they embark on the royal tour, Archie will be somewhere between 4-6 months, so there is a chance fans may see more of him.
The last time the parents of one went on a royal tour together was when they visited Australia in October 2018. The trip was extra memorable because it was also when they announced Meghan was pregnant with her first child.
“Their Royal Highness The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019,” Kensington Palace announced on Twitter on October 15. “Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding May and are delighted to able to share this happy news with the public.”
What a full-circle moment!