Details of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first royal tour with Archie has been announced!

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Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 3:27PM

Archie Harrison is embarking on his first official royal tour in just 20 days time!

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have closely guarded their newborn son since his birth at the beginning of May.

But now royal watchers will be delighted that little Archie is finally set to make a public appearance, joining his mum and dad as they head out on their first tour as a family of three later this month.

The royal couple has confirmed they will be travelling to South Africa, with Prince Harry also making stops in Botswana, Malawi and Angola during the two-week tour - which is set to kick-start on September 23.

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“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. 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.” - The Duke 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 🇧🇼 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Our monthly social awareness approach follows key accounts that inspire us and highlight those working towards positive change. 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. To find out more about them, please consider following or supporting the below accounts: @DlalaNje @GoGooLive @YouthAlert @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust @QueensYoungLeaders @QueensCanopy @AfricanParksNetwork @DesmondTutuHIVFoundation @Sentebale @TheHaloTrust @MinesAdvisoryGroup @EveryDayAfrica @NelsonMandelaFoundationsa @NatGeo @PaintedWolfConservancy @Lewa_wildlife @AfricanWildlifeFoundation @Serengeti_National_Park @NRT_Kenya @Conservation_Lower_Zambezi @Giraffe_Conservation @VirungaNationalPark All photos used above are from accounts we are now following

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Taking to social media last night, Harry said he "can't wait" to introduce Meghan Markle and their three-month-old son to South Africa, which he lovingly referred to as his "second home".

"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," he wrote.

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"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."

The 34-year-old royal dad will also stop by Lesotho for his charity Sentebale - an organisation that supports the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people affected by HIV - in honour of his late mother Princess Diana, who worked with the government to help clear land mines in the region when she was alive.

The upcoming tour will see Archie become the youngest royal to represent the monarchy overseas at just four-months-old.

Africa holds a special place in Harry and Meghan's hearts, as the pair travelled to Botswana early on in their relationship, and again before getting engaged in 2017.

Botswana is also where the Duke sourced the centre diamond of Meghan's engagement ring - so it's no surprise the couple wants to introduce their son to the continent.