The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have revealed where they will be visiting when they head to Africa with baby Archie on an official visit this autumn. This will be the first family tour for the British royals and their baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who was born on 6 May.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are taking baby Archie to South Africa. Image: Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP

"In just a few weeks, our family will be taking its first official tour to Africa, a region of the world that over the past two decades has been a second home to me," said Prince Harry on Instagram. "Our team has helped create a meaningful programme that we’re so excited to share with you. On a personal note, I can’t wait to introduce my wife and son to South Africa!"

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Harry and Meghan are looking forward to their African trip. Image: Kirsty Wigglesworth - Pool/Getty Images

While Meghan and Archie will remain in South Africa, Harry will also visit AngolaMalawi and Botswana by himself. This will be a special trip for the royal couple, as they fell in love while camping in Botswana, and Harry sourced the main diamond of Meghan’s engagement ring from the country. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office requested that Harry and Meghan carry out the visit, and it comes several months after the pair went on a three-day trip to Morocco.

The Duke and Duchess receiving a traditional rosewater greeting in Morocco. Image: Arthur Edwards - Pool/Getty Images

Harry and Meghan’s Instagram account follows accounts that inspire them and highlight those working towards positive change. In the lead up to the African tour, they have urged people to follow local organisations working hard to better the environment, and the young leaders paving the way for a better future for the British Commonwealth and beyond.

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