Britain’s Prince Harry and his spouse Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, arrive on the Youth Employment Providers (YES) Hub as they go to Tembisa township, close to Johannesburg, South Africa, October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry and his spouse Meghan will tour a Johannesburg township on Wednesday earlier than assembly President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nelson Mandela’s widow on a busy remaining day of their tour throughout southern Africa.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their four-month-old son Archie have been within the area for simply over per week – their first abroad tour as a household.
They’re attributable to meet younger individuals and entrepreneurs within the township and go to initiatives tackling unemployment – South Africa’s jobless fee hit an 11-year excessive this yr.
After that the couple will meet Graca Machel, widow of late president Nelson Mandela. The duke, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson and sixth in line to the throne, final met her in 2015.
Harry has been visiting southern Africa for 20 years for holidays and conservation work, and in addition went to Botswana, Angola and Malawi throughout this journey.
On that solo leg, he appealed for extra motion on the local weather and atmosphere, and retraced his mom’s footsteps at a former minefield in Angola. Meghan’s personal engagements largely centered on ladies’s rights.
In a while Wednesday, the pair will attend a reception celebrating Britain and South Africa’s enterprise relationship.
They’ll then meet Ramaphosa and his spouse, Tshepo Motsepe, earlier than flying again residence within the night.
Harry mentioned on Tuesday that Meghan had begun authorized proceedings in opposition to a British newspaper, the Mail on Sunday, over the publication of a personal letter that her legal professionals mentioned was “illegal”. The newspaper mentioned it stood by its story.
Reporting by Emma Rumney; Modifying by Andrew Heavens and Philippa Fletcher