Duke and Duchess of Sussex plan tour of Africa to continue Princess Diana's work

Duke and Duchess of Sussex

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have already completed two royal tours abroad since marrying in May last year, and now, it seems they're gearing up to plan a third.

According to ITV News, Prince Harry and Meghan are planning a lengthy tour of Africa for later on this year, for a very special reason.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly hope to focus on two of Prince Harry's - and now Meghan's - biggest philanthropic passions, his charity, Sentebale, and the land mines work Princess Diana started back in the 90s.

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It's thought Harry and Meghan are planning to visit Malawi on their tour, to expand Sentabale's work with vulnerable young people into that area.

Next on their itinerary is Angola, where they will continue with Diana's work to highlight the devastating land mine problem that still exists there.

Of course, Angola is where the late Princess of Wales was pictured walking through an area full of active land mines, which has gone on to become one of the most famous images of Diana ever taken.

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It's clear that Prince Harry is passionate about carrying on the work his mother started in Angola, to ensure the continuing clearing of land mines in the area. In fact, Buckingham Palace recently announced that the Duke would soon be attending a conference on that very topic, ahead of his and Meghan's tour.

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At the moment, it's not clear whether the Duke and Duchess plan to bring their one-month old son Archie with them on the tour, as he'll likely be a few months older by the time they go.

Duke and Duchess of Sussex

If they did, Harry and Meghan would be following in the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's footsteps, who brought their then-10-month-old son Prince George with them on a tour of New Zealand and Australia, back in 2014.

Of course, baby Archie will still be a little younger than that if the tour goes ahead before the end of the year, but the Sussexes will surely have all the help they need to balance work and family time.

The dates of Harry and Meghan's tour also haven't yet been confirmed, with the palace expected to release official details in due course.

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