Prince Harry and Meghan begin tour of Africa

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in South Africa, with their four-month-old son Archie, for their first official tour as a family.

Prince Harry will also travel alone to Malawi, Botswana and Angola, where he will pay tribute to his mother Princess Diana’s anti-landmine campaign.

Prince Harry and Meghan

The 10-day visit, that began on Monday, will see the couple celebrate the people and culture of southern Africa.

They are visiting a township in Cape Town on the first stop of the visit.

Other highlights of the tour will include a visit to another township near Johannesburg, where Prince Harry and Meghan will learn about a project tackling rising unemployment.

The royals will be in Africa until 2 October. While the duchess and Archie are scheduled to spend the duration in South Africa, Prince Harry will also tour Angola, Malawi and Botswana before being reunited with his family in Johannesburg

On Friday the duke is due to visit Angola where he will mark the legacy of his mother, the Princess of Wales, by paying homage to her 1997 campaign to outlaw landmines.

In Malawi Prince Harry will pay tribute to a British soldier killed by an elephant during anti-poaching operations. His visit will also focus on efforts to protect endangered animals.

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: “The Duke of Sussex’s love for Africa is well known; he first visited the continent at the age of 13, and more than two decades later the people, culture, wildlife and resilient communities continue to inspire and motivate him every day.”