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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to meet Desmond Tutu

By: stagedoorscribbler - September 9, 2019

Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Photograph by Hattie Miles

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are going to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu during their visit to  South Africa later this month.
The Royal pair recently quoted the revered social justice campaigner’s advice to  ‘Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world’.
They will be travelling to South Africa, Botswana, Angola and Malawi and, at the weekend, confirmed that their trip would include a meeting with the veteran Nobel Peace Prize winning Tutu.
The rendezvous will take place as part of a programme of events that finds the Duke of Sussex launching a new commonwealth initiative to protect forests and wildlife in the Okavango Delta.
It will be his first major project in his role as the president of the Queens Commonwealth Trust and youth ambassador. Meanwhile thye Duchess will be working to promote health, education, entrepreneurship and leadership.
for women and girls.
The trip has significant personal importance for Prince Harry as it will help  continue the legacy of his mother, Princess Diana, who campaigned in Angola to rid the world of landmines.
It’s not first time Prince Harry as met Desmond Tutu. Back in 2015 he presented the cleric with the insignia of an honorary member of The Order of the Companions of Honour on behalf of the Queen.  It recognised a lifetime of service to peace, reconciliation and human rights all around the world.