Prince Harry will leave his pregnant wife behind as he undertakes a solo visit to Zambia next week. Meghan Markle is currently around four months pregnant and will stay at home in London while Harry fulfills his duty in the African country.
The Duke of Sussex will be in Zambia on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 November. He will visit the Commonwealth country at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and will attend a board meeting for African Parks, of which he is President, while he is there.
To celebrate UK-Zambia relations, he will also attend a reception at the British High Commissioner’s Residence, as well as an event to commemorate WWI and WWII Zambian veterans at Burma Barracks.
His Royal Highness will also attend an event for The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, of which he is President. The trust champions, funds and connects young leaders who are leading social purpose ventures around the world.
Another visit will see him head to BongoHive, Zambia’s first technology and innovation hub.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed they were expecting their first child together as they arrived in Sydney, Australia last month.
Their news was shared as Meghan began her second trimester, which is universally deemed as the safe point in a pregnancy which is why many wait for the three month mark before they share their news. Kensington palace confirmed the exciting baby news in a statement on Monday 15 October. The statement revealed Meghan is due to give birth in Spring 2019.
It read: ‘Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019. ‘Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.’ It’s understood Meghan had just had her three month scan, meaning she is well into her second trimester now.
While the Royal Family never reveal exact due dates for births, it’s expected Meghan’s is in April, which is five months from now.
The first day of Spring will fall on Wednesday 20 March, ending on Friday 21 June. That would mean a due date of April is likely, although she could of course be slightly early which could see her giving birth at the end of March. This means Harry and Meghan’s baby could easily fall on Brexit day, which is Friday 29 March 2019. If Meghan is late, however, her baby could be born on Prince Louis’ first birthday, which is 23 April 2019.