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