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Cape Town, South Africa (CNN) - Enrique and Megahn, Dukes of Sussex, and their son Archie begin their first family tour this Monday in South Africa.
At the request of the Office of Foreign Affairs and the Commonwealth of the United Kingdom, Prince Enrique and his wife Meghan will travel together to South Africa before Enrique continues to Angola and Malawi. While in the region, Enrique will also visit Botswana on a work trip.
While not all the details have been revealed, Buckingham Palace has revealed that the trip has a full itinerary that will focus on “the community, grassroots leadership, the rights of women and girls, mental health, HIV / AIDS and the environment. "
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10 days, 4 countries and 35 commitments
It is no secret that the region occupies a special place in the heart of Prince Henry. In the weeks leading up to the tour, a post by the Duke on Sussex Royal's Instagram account described it as his "second home."
“Our team has helped create a meaningful program that we are very excited to share with you. Personally, I can't wait to introduce you to my wife and son in South Africa! We will see you all very soon, ”he added.
Enrique and Meghan before boarding a plane.
The varied schedule sees them start in Cape Town, in a municipality still to be revealed and in the following days, meet the veteran anti-apartheid activist, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, as well as several charities and causes that the couple appreciates.
"Throughout this ten-day tour, the Duke and Duchess are pleased to raise awareness about positive partnerships with the United Kingdom, particularly before the United Kingdom-Africa Investment Summit in London in 2020," said the secretary. of communications of the couple in a statement before the visit.
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We will finally see Archie
Joining the couple on the trip will be Archie Harrison, 4 months old. Harry and Meghan have given the world a glimpse of their son with a brief photographic call after his birth and have strategically taken posts on Instagram, but he has not yet been officially seen in public.
A real source told CNN that the Sussex hope to involve their son "at some point" during his trip, but they couldn't tell when, since his young age makes programming difficult.
Together with their assistants, the couple will take a babysitter to help with the baby while their parents are engaged in commitments and the Meghan hairdresser, whom they paid for themselves.
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In case you wonder, they will go on a commercial flight
After a violent reaction to the use of private planes this summer, Enrique and Meghan are traveling to and from South Africa on a commercial flight.
The family was criticized by environmental activists for choosing to travel by private plane to southern France and Ibiza in contradiction with their public positions on climate change.
In the following weeks, Harry launched Travalyst, a global sustainable travel initiative that was underway before criticism. He touched the violent reaction at the launch, telling reporters that he spends most of his life traveling on commercial flights but that "occasionally there must be an opportunity based on a unique circumstance to ensure that my family is safe," the agency said. British news PA.
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It will be personal for Enrique to go to Angola
Princess Diana visited an old minefield in Huambo, Angola, shortly before her death in 1997.
Halfway through the tour, Harry will pay tribute to his mother, the late Princess Diana, and his legacy against personal mines.
The duke is ready to travel to the old minefield in Huambo, Angola, where Diana walked a few months before her death in 1997. Harry will see how the area has become a bustling street with schools, properties and shops.
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He will also meet the men and women who work to clear the land of mines and visit the same orthopedic center that his mother visited. He will then travel to Malawi for a series of conservation commitments before reuniting with his family in Johannesburg.
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