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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex showed their commitment to the continent and its people when they undertook an official tour in 2019, accompanied by their then four-month-old son, Archie. The family stayed together in South Africa, while Prince Harry also made solo trips to Malawi, Angola and Botswana.

Harry also co-founded the charity Sentebale with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho. The organisation, established in 2006, was set up to help children in Africa affected by poverty, inequality, HIV/AIDS and, more recently, Covid-19.

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His charity work is inspired by his mother Diana, Princess of Wales. In 2010, he visited Mozambique where he joined British charity The Halo Trust, an organisation dedicated to clearing landmines and explosives left behind by conflict. Diana was also closely linked to the organisation, once making headlines after she walked across a minefield dressed in the charity’s protective gear.

While the move never came to pass – instead the Sussexes jetted off to California – there was one point when a relocation overseas seemed a distinct possibility. In 2019, reports suggested that palace aides had drawn up plans to give the Duke and Duchess of Sussex a major international job that could have seen them moving abroad.

The Duke of Sussex helps local schoolchildren plant trees in Botswana

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