The British High Commissioner has confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be visiting the country this autumn.
Commissioner Nigel Casey confirmed the news that The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be travelling to the country, saying that the couple will be embarking on a royal tour of the Rainbow Nation.
As their son Master Archie will be less than six months old at the time of the trip, it’s not expected that he’ll be joining his mum and dad on their new adventure.
During the conference, Casey said that the couple were ‘coming back to visit South Africa in the Autumn’, following their visit in 2017 where the couple went on safari together. Earlier this year, there were rumours that the couple planned to move there, but this has not been confirmed.
Speaking at the conference about their upcoming visit, the Commissioner joked: ‘That’s great news for us, and I predict it’s also good news for the South African economy.
‘I predict a hat and frock buying frenzy to rival SONA (the country’s State of the Nation Address) which could restore economic growth all on its own.’
‘We’re hugely looking forward to that and thanks in anticipation for that and all the support that I know we’re going to receive.’
There is also speculation that Prince William and Kate Middleton will be travelling to Asia this autumn for an official tour, expected to include the continent’s Commonwealth countries. This could suggest locations such as India, Malaysia or Singapore.
We’re looking forward to seeing more updates about the South African visit, and we hope the couple will keep us updated via their @sussexroyal Instagram account, that has been quite active recently. In case you missed it, the account shared this sweet moment between Harry and Archie.
It’s gearing up to being a busy year for the Sussexes, as Archie’s christening is supposed to be taking place this July, at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.
This could be the first public appearance of the new family following the original post-birth photo call.