Meghan Markle plans to bring pens, colouring books and Archie’s baby clothes on royal tour to give to African children

MEGHAN Markle is heading to South Africa tomorrow for the Sussex royal tour and is planning to bring gifts for the children there.

The Duchess of Sussex, 38, is taking colouring books, pens and some of Archie’s baby clothes to those who need it, according to The Telegraph.

Meghan and Prince Harry, 35, will spend 10 days in Africa for the tour, and the mum-of-one hopes to focus on helping women and girls.

The duchess is said to have been asking advice on what she can take with her to make an immediate difference to those she will encounter.

And after a number of public appearances together in Cape Town, Meghan is expected to stay in Johannesburg with Archie while Prince Harry goes to Botswana, Angola and Malawi.

This will be the first overseas trip the Sussex family will make as a three and Prince Harry says he can’t wait to share his “second home” of South Africa with his wife and son.

Prince Harry is to follow in Princess Diana’s footsteps in focusing on landmines and HIV awareness, whereas Meghan will highlight the safety of women and education.

The trip takes place just days after Meghan and Harry jetted to Rome for the lavish, A-list wedding of fashion designer pal Misha Nonoo.

When they touch down in Cape Town on Monday, Meghan hopes to make a speech about “gender violence”.

The royal couple are to visit an impoverished township on the first morning of their visit to Africa, following a series of murders of women in South Africa.

While royal family members typically tend to avoid getting involved with the politics of countries they are visiting, sources claim the Sussexes will speak out on the violence.


Day One: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will visit a workshop in Cape Town that teaches children about their rights and provides self-defence classes

The couple will also tour District Six Museum to learn about the work done to reunite people affected by the apartheid.

Day Two: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will travel to Monwabisi Beach to learn about Waves for Change.

They will also see the work of the Lunchbox Fund, which provides meals to schools across towns and rural areas.

Prince Harry will then join the City of Cape Town Marine Unit to learn about the work done to combat poaching.

In the afternoon, Meghan and Harry will visit the oldest mosque in the country and finally attend a reception at the British High Commissioner's Resident.

Day Three: The Sussexes will meet the Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mrs Tutu at their legacy foundation.

Meghan will then stay in South Africa, visiting the Woodstock Exchange that encourages female entrepreneurs.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry goes to Botswana where he will join school kids to plant trees.

Day Four: Meghan Markle will take part in a Women in Public Service breakfast.

Day Five: Prince Harry will go to Angola, seeing the legacy that his mother Princess Diana started in raising awareness for the threat of landmines.

He will also visit where his mother was famously photographed.

Day Six: Prince Harry will meet with President Lourenco at the Presidential Palace.

He will then visit a maternity hospital before travelling to Malawi.

Day Seven: Prince Harry will visit a local college that supports women obtaining and education.

He will also meet wiith President Peter Mutharika

Day Eight: Prince Harry will fly to a national park to pay tribute to guardsman Mathew Talbot, who lost his life while on an anti-poaching patrol.

Day Nine: The Duke will visit the Mauwa Heath Centre before heading back to South Africa

Day Ten: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will again join up, meeting with inspiring local youth

They will also meet with Grace Machel, the widow of the late President Nelson Mandela

According to a royal source, Meghan and Harry "hope to" give fans a glimpse of their son during the tour, but baby Archie has not been included in the official schedule.

As part of the tour, Prince Harry will also meet a British military unit who are working alongside the local rangers to help combat the threat of the illegal wildlife trade in Malawi.

The couple are also expected to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mrs Tutu at their legacy foundation.

They will also speak with Grace Machel, the widow of the late President Nelson Mandela, before the tour finishes on October 2.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will win over the public if they make their royal tour of Africa a success and Archie could play a starring role, royal expert says.

Meanwhile, royal fans were previously left gutted after baby Archie is left out of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Africa tour schedule.


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