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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wanted to raise children in Africa: report


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Before leaving their royal duties, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were planning to move to Africa. 88-year-old zoologist Dame Jane Goodall, a long-time personal friend of the Duke of Sussex, said Harry was determined to raise his son Archie “running barefoot with African children”, the Daily Mail reported.

The connection between Prince Harry and Dame Jane Goodall has been well documented. In an interview for British Vogue that Meghan edited in 2019, Dame Jane Goodall opened up about meeting and hugging Archie.

Harry and Meghan have been under fire for their statements about the royal family since moving to the US, and the imminent publication of Prince Harry’s book Spare has caused anxiety in the family. In her most recent interview with The Times, the lady refused to address these scandals.

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Harry’s advisers reportedly designed for them a “tailor-made” role for Prince Harry that would have allowed the couple to be based in Africa in 2019. Sir David Manning, a former British ambassador to the United States, led a team who developed the plan, which would have included charity work, promotion of Britain and some work on behalf of the Commonwealth, The Sunday Times reported.

Even after the birth of their first child, royal courtiers had planned for Harry and Meghan to take on a special role in Africa. However, those plans never materialized and the couple eventually left their post and moved to California, where they currently reside with their children Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1.

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Harry is known to have a strong affinity for Africa as a result of his frequent trips there. Chelsy Davy, his ex-girlfriend, is from Zimbabwe. In 2006, Prince Seeiso of Lesotho and Harry co-founded Sentebale, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping local children in need. The name, which means “forget me not” in Sesotho, represents a commitment to remembering the most disadvantaged children in the area.

Since Meghan is 43% Nigerian, as she revealed on her Archetypes podcast, she would also have a great fondness for Africa.

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