Published On: Thu, May 16th, 2024
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hint at more ‘unofficial royal tours’ in future | Royal | News

Prince Harry has hinted that he and Meghan Markle will carry out more oversea tours in the future.

It comes after the pair returned to the US from a visit to Nigeria yesterday after a three-day visit which the British High Commissioner was keen to point out was not an official visit.

After returning from the trip, Harry said it was “hugely important” to meet people who support the goals of his Archewell Foundation charity adding he hoped it would “bring about solutions, support and positive change”.

And he also hinted that his positive experience on the trip would lead to more tours for he and Meghan.

The Duke of Sussex told Nigerian outlet Peoples Daily: “There’s only so much one can do from home and over Zoom, so we look forward to travelling more because the work matters.

“Whether it’s the Archewell Foundation, Invictus or any of our other causes, there will always be reasons to meet the people at the heart of our work.”

The pair had been championing their Archewell Foundation’s mental health initiatives for young people and promoting the Invictus Games, which Nigeria joined for the first time last year.

The duke added: “I’m so happy with the growth of Invictus and to include Nigeria.

“You know what Africa means to me over the years. It is a very, very special place, and to be able to include Nigeria now, I’m very happy.”

Speaking during the trip, Richard Montgomery, the UK’s high commissioner to Nigeria, said that while their visit had many similarities to a traditional royal tour it was not rubber-stamped by the country.

He told the news agency of Nigeria: “It’s great that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are visiting Nigeria, which I understand is at the invitation of Defence Headquarters.

“But they are visiting in a private capacity, not an official one. So, the British High Commission is not involved in arranging or facilitating their programme. They are not representing the work of His Majesty’s Government on this visit.”

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