They’ve set a date: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will embark on a royal tour of southern Africa on September 23.
“Our team has helped create a meaningful program 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!” Prince Harry wrote joyfully on Instagram.
But what else will they do on this grand adventure as a family? Below, everything we know about their highly anticipated visit.
This will be a multicountry trip. The Sussexes will first visit South Africa. Then Harry will journey on to Malawi, Angola, and Botswana.
The couple are no strangers to long-haul journeys: Last fall, they undertook a two-week tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga.
And They’re Bringing Someone Special
If you didn’t catch it in the Instagram caption—“I can’t wait to introduce my wife and son”—baby Archie will be joining them. Archie will only be about 5 months old, so it’s unclear how many public appearances he will undertake. But hopefully there will be at least one glimpse of the little prince.
Multiple reports say that the Sussexes will depart for the U.K. on October 2, making their trip nine days long.
“Their Royal Highnesses will embark on this official tour focusing on community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS, and the environment,” read the statement they released on social media. That includes a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa, as well as raising awareness for land mine removal with Halo Trust. The latter will be particularly poignant for Harry—it was one of Princess Diana’s signature causes. “The Duke is especially proud to continue the legacy left by his mother,” the statement continued.
In Malawi, Harry will work on conservation measures with his patronage, African Parks. Then comes his big initiative: a partnership between the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy and Namibia, Botswana, and Angola, which aims to protect the Okavango Delta.
Meanwhile, Meghan will be championing causes that promote women’s education, health, and entrepreneurship.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex closed their Instagram announcement with a simple sentence: “We look forward to seeing you soon!” To which all we can say is, Right back atcha!
Originally Appeared on Vogue