Prince Harry and Meghan Markle headed to Nigeria

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are set to start a three-day visit to Nigeria on the invitation of the country’s chief of defence staff.

Meghan and Harry will arrive in the west African country later today after the duke spent much of the week in London. They are due to visit a school before the duke meets injured service members at a military hospital.

Prince Harry

The couple will also attend a training session for charity organisation Nigeria: Unconquered – which collaborates with the Invictus Games – as well as a reception where military families will be honoured. The duchess is also scheduled to co-host an event of Women in Leadership with Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the director general of the World Trade Organisation.

According to PA, local newspapers reported Nigeria’s defence headquarters was “honoured” and “delighted” after Harry and Meghan accepted the invitation.

It marks their first trip to Africa since 2019, when in their last official visit as working royals, the duke and duchess visited South Africa, Malawi, Angola and Botswana. It also marks their first trip to Nigeria as a couple.

Source: People

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