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The Sussexes in Southern Africa: Day One Diary

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex begin their ten day tour of southern Africa later today. The royal couple will arrive with their four month old son, Archie. Harry and Meghan will settle their little one into his temporary home before beginning their official diary. Royal Central looks ahead at what to expect from Day One of the Sussexes in Southern Africa.

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The first stop on this busy tour will see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit a township in Cape Town to see projects going on to educate children and young people about their rights. They will attend a workshop that offers self defence training for girls and women alongside female empowerment development.


Harry and Meghan will also visit the District Six Museum which is marking its 25th anniversary this year. The museum is focused on the impact that the forced movement of tens of thousands of people had on them and the community during the time of apartheid. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will hear about ongoing work to reunite those separated during the regime. They will also pop into the Homecoming Centre where they will take part in a cookery activity.

Day One Summary

The date for your diary is September 23rd 2019. Day one will consist entirely of joint engagements.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit a township in Cape Town and the District Six Museum.

The time in Cape Town is an hour ahead of that in London. Royal Central will bring you all the details of the tour as they happen. You can also keep up to date on our Facebook page.

About author

Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.