Prince Harry’s secret Africa trip sent a message and ‘proved people wrong’, says expert

Prince Harry’s secret Africa trip sent a message and ‘proved people wrong’, says expert

Prince Harry’s secret Africa trip sent a message and ‘proved people wrong’, says expert

Prince Harry travelled under the radar to both Mozambique and Rwanda last week – and according to royal expert Jennie Bond, it shows he and Meghan Markle may want to be under the radar

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Prince Harry says he ‘found solace’ in Africa in UN speech

Prince Harry’s secret trip to Africa sent “a message to his doubters” and “proved people wrong”, a royal expert has claimed.

It emerged that Harry made a solo trip without Meghan Markle to the continent and visited the country of Mozambique as part of his work with African Parks.

He was later pictured in Rwanda meeting the country’s president Paul Kagame and visiting a genocide memorial, where paid his respects to the hundreds of thousands of Tutsi killed in 1994.

His trip to Africa only emerged through photos posted on social media – and it was reported he even transitted through London as he travelled to the continent on his way from California.

Prince Harry, who carried out a secret trip to Africa


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And according to former BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond, it proves he can carry out his work without a huge fanfare and go under the radar.

She told OK!: “I am gobsmacked that he could make a tour and pass through London going completely under the radar.

“His heart is in Africa, I don’t doubt his sincerity, I don’t think this is a stunt. I admire that he has shown that he can do his work without a posse of photographers and press, he can run his own show.

Prince Harry meets with Rwandan president Paul Kagame


( @UrugwiroVillage/Twitter)

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“There will be sniping but I think on this occasion he’s proved people wrong. If this is a Netflix deal then exclusivity will be a part of it but it could be a message to his doubters that he and Meghan really don’t want to be high profile.”

Harry’s love of Africa has been well documented and in a speech at the UN just last month, he talked about his love of the continent.

He said: “Since I first visited Africa at 13 years old, I’ve always found hope on the continent.

Harry, pictured in Malawi in 2019, has spoken out about his love of Africa


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“In fact, for most of my life, it has been my lifeline… It’s where I’ve felt closest to my mother and sought solace after she died, and where I knew I had found a soulmate in my wife.”

His flying visit to Africa also comes just weeks before he and wife Meghan are due back in the UK once again.

The Sussexes announced last week that they would be coming to Britain next month for the first time since returning for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The couple will head to Manchester for the One Young World Summit, an event which brings together young leaders from more than 190 countries, on September 5.

The Sussexes will then head to Germany for the Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023 One Year to Go event on September 6, before returning to the UK for the WellChild Awards in London on September 8 where Harry will deliver a speech.

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