UK Royal Family's Newborn Archie Visits South Africa For First Tour

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British royal family newborn Archie, on his first royal tour with father Prince Harry and mother Meghan Markle, will reach South Africa on September 23

Written By Pragya Puri | Mumbai | Updated On:
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On September 23, the Duke and the Duchess of Sussex will arrive in South Africa along with their son Archie for the first royal tour of the family. It's uncertain when the Harry and Meghan will be seen with their son after their arrival at Cape Town and when will the media gets an opportunity to click the family together as there was no scope at the airport. The paparazzi is all set to capture Archie’s ‘first-look’ pictures of the tour. 

Much awaited public appearance

The Palace told international media that this is due to the absence of South Africa's president Cyril Ramaphosa who will attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Buckingham Palace confirmed earlier this month that they look forward to Archie’s public appearance but were segregating the details. The Palace announced that the couple will be on a 10-day tour during which they will visit Cape Town and Johannesburg. However, Prince Harry is expected to travel alone to Botswana, Angola, and Malawi.

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Couple to attend workshops concerning women empowerment

The possibility of seeing five-month-old Archie on his first abroad visit has called for attention from the international media. According to the reports, 80 media organisations have been accredited to cover the tour, along with 300 local journalists, TV crews, and photographers. According to the travel plan, the couple will first visit one of the districts at Cape Town where the Sussexes will engage in a workshop that enlighten the children about their rights, self-awareness, and safety. The workshop also ensures sessions on self-defense and female empowerment for the young girls living in that community. Later they will visit that District Six Museum who are taking the initiative to reunite the members of the community who were forcibly displaced during the apartheid era. The reports reveal that more than 60,000 people were forced to leave their homes.

Shahied Ajam, who still resides there, now helps those who are ardent on returning back to their town. Talking to international media about the royal visit and the apartheid legacy which lead brutality and subjugation, he said that for Prince Harry to visit us a huge step forward in the healing process. He further added that after listening to the people, he will probably be able to understand their plight.

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