The Duke of Sussex surprised
royal watchers when he made a previously unannounced visit to Africa on
Harry was photographed at the
airport in a snapshot shared on Twitter by Eric Morier-Genoud
following the Prince’s arrival in Vilankulos, Mozambique.
The reason for his visit
wasn’t clear but the dad-of-two has a long association with and fondness for
Africa, where he’s been involved in many charitable projects.
The Duke was pictured wearing
a cap alongside a shirt and pair of shorts, and it’s believed that he visited
several tourist destinations alongside a group of friends.
In a moving speech to the
United Nations last month, the Prince said: “Since I first visited Africa
at 13 years old, I’ve always found hope on the continent. In fact, for most of
my life, it has been my lifeline… It’s where I’ve felt closest to my
mother and sought solace after she died, and where I knew I had found a
soulmate in my wife.”
It was revealed earlier this
week that the Sussexes will be returning to Britain next month, for the first
time since the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee earlier this summer.
Prince Harry and Meghan
Markle’s visit to the UK was confirmed on Monday. The couple will
return and will be back in Britain during the first week of September, during which
time they will also visit Germany.
A spokesperson for the couple
said: “Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are
delighted to visit with several charities close to their hearts in early
The couple will travel to
Manchester for the One Young World Summit, an event that brings together young
leaders from more than 190 countries, on September 5.
The Duchess of Sussex is a
counselor for the organization, alongside Justin Trudeau, Sir Richard Branson,
and Jamie Oliver, among others.
They will then head to Germany
for the Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023 One Year to Go event, before returning
to the UK for the WellChild Awards on September 8. It is not yet known whether
the couple will be joined by their two young children, Archie and Lilibet.