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Harry in Angola, Day 2: Sussex Royal Visit

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The Duke of Sussex spent a second day in Angola, finishing up a two-day tour of the country that has seen him focus on his mother’s work.

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His day began with an audience with the Angolan President, João Lourenço, at the Presidential Palace in Luanda. Afterwards, he visited the Maternity Hospital Lucrécia Paim to see how the Born Free to Shine Project, spearheaded by First Lady Ana Dias Lourenço, has helped to prevent HIV/AIDS transmission from mothers to babies.

Per the Buckingham Palace press release, “Rates of mother-to-baby transmission are the highest in sub-Saharan Africa. The First Lady has just approved a national plan to tackle mother-to-baby HIV/AIDS transmission.”

The campaign is run by the Organization of African First Ladies for Development and the African Union, and “reinforces the political commitment of African nations to end childhood AIDS and keep mothers healthy,” according to its official website. Their goal is to end childhood AIDS in Africa by 2030, and to keep mothers healthy.

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On Harry and Meghan’s official Instagram, the caption for Saturday’s events in Angola is “The trip to Angola has been very important to The Duke, allowing him to see the impact his mother has had, and also highlight issues that are so important to him, especially continuing her work to rid the world of land mines.”

Tomorrow, Harry will carry out a day of engagements in Malawi. Buckingham Palace notes that this is Harry’s first official visit to Malawi, though he has travelled there several times in a private capacity, and “enjoys close working relationships with partners on the ground.”

Meghan and baby Archie have flown ahead to Johannesburg, South Africa, where they will undertake engagements from Tuesday. Meghan will undertake engagements pertaining to her role as patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities before Harry rejoins her on that same day.

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