According to the Sunday Times of London, Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle may be packing their bags again soon, barely after settling in their cottage at Windsor Castle.
Harry and Meghan already have a special connection to the continent. As the prince said during their engagement TV interview in 2017, "I managed to come and persuade her to come join me in Botswana, and we camped out with each other under the stars."
The main stone in Meghan’s engagement ring was sourced from Botswana whilst the surrounding stones are from Princess Diana’s jewellery collection.
David Manning — the former British ambassador to the U.S. and adviser to Harry and his brother Prince William — has proposed a plan for the couple to take on an "international position that could build on their work for the Commonwealth," reports the Sunday Times.
The couple both hold roles within the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust — Harry is President and Meghan is Vice-President.
It isn't known which African countries Harry and Meghan might be considering moving to, but there are 19 Commonwealth nations on the continent, including South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda and Ghana. The couple has already visited North Africa on an official royal engagement, touring Morocco in February.
In 2017 Harry told Town & Country magazine, "This is where I feel more like myself than anywhere else in the world."
Africa holds a special place in Harry’s heart, and he has focused much of his conservation work there. He is president of African Parks and patron of the Rhino Conservation Botswana. It has long been a go-to place for Harry, who has visited the continent since his teens and refers to it as “his second home.”
Buckingham Palace issued a statement after the news broke in The Sunday Times, calling reports of future plans for Harry and Meghan "speculative."
“Any future plans for The Duke and Duchess are speculative at his stage. No decisions have been taken about future roles," the statement said. "The Duke will continue to fulfill his role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.”
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