Prince Harry 34,and Meghan Markle 37,could be planning to leave England in the not-too-distant future to Africa after the birth of their first child.
The aim could see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex combine Commonwealth and charity work and promoting Britain, but take them out of the UK for at least two to three years. The plan has been drawn up by Sir David Manning, the former British ambassador to the US and special advisor on constitutional and international affairs to William and Harry.
The new role would give Meghan and Harry the opportunity to enjoy a break from recent divisions between the two royal couples while also allowing them to use their global appeal and popularity.
A decision on where royal “rock stars” Harry and Meghan would be based is not due until 2020. But the Duke of Sussex has strong links to Africa and spent his 2004 gap year in Lesostho, where he started a charity. Harry and Meghan are said to have fallen in love in Botswana, which the prince refers to as his ‘second home’.
The couple to remain a part of the “royal firm” rather than letting them pursue their own ventures. One of the couple’s own projects is a multi-part documentary series with Oprah Winfrey about mental health which will premiere on Apple in 2020.
Buckingham Palace is not denying a report that officials have discussed sending Harry and Meghan to Africa as a way of capitalising on their appeal to young people in the Commonwealth.
Statement from Buckingham Palace which said, “Any future plans for The Duke and Duchess are speculative at this stage. No decisions have been taken about future roles.” Buckingham Palace continued, “The Duke will continue to fulfil his role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.”