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The Sussexes in southern Africa: Day Eight Diary

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As the visit by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to southern Africa enters its final phases, the focus remains on Malawi where Prince Harry has another full day of engagements. There’s a real focus on the environment and conservation with both the past and the present in the spotlight. Here’s Royal Central’s round up of what to expect from day eight of the Sussexes in southern Africa.

Protecting Nature

The Duke of Sussex begins his day at Liwonde National Park. There he will hear about anti poaching projects and see a demonstration of the ongoing work in the area. The operations are carried out by local rangers and UK military and during his time at Liwonde, Harry will also make a personal tribute to Guardsman Matthew Talbot of the Coldstream Guards who was killed on an anti poaching patrol in May this year.

The Queen’s Canopy

Harry will also dedicate two new areas to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. Liwonde National Park and Mangochi Forest will become part of the initiative which now covers forests across the world.

Caught on Camera

During the day, the Duke of Sussex will be photographing some of the forest that he’s visiting. He’ll be sharing his images and thoughts on the official Instagram of National Geographic magazine which he is guest editing for the day.

Day Eight Summary

All of today’s engagements take place in Malawi which is one hour ahead of the UK.

The Duke of Sussex will pay tribute to Guardsman Matthew Talbot of the Coldstream Guards who was killed in Malawi earlier this year on an anti poaching mission.

The Duke of Sussex will dedicate two new parts of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy at Mangochi Forest and Liwonde National Park.

Royal Central will bring you all the latest news from the tour as it happens and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

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