Prince Harry to visit Zambia

The UK's Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, will make a solo trip to Zambia next week, local media reported.

Zambia’s Presidency announced that the trip from November 26-27, will see Prince Harry visit Lusaka’s Burma Barracks, to attend an event commemorating the First and Second World War Zambian veterans. Prince Harry is scheduled to meet veterans of the Zambian military or their widows.

The duke is expected to speak at a special reception to celebrate the UK-Zambia relations at the British High Commissioner’s Residence, according to the Presidency.

He will also attend an event for The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, of which he is president, and visit Circus Zambia, which helps young people from vulnerable backgrounds with life skills.

State House spokesman Amos Chanda said President Edgar Lungu “will meet with the British royal during his two day stay in the country”.

Prince Harry’s pregnant wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will remain at home during the Queen’s grandson's two-day official visit to the Commonwealth country.

Local media reported that Prince Harry would join a board meeting for African Parks, of which he is president, during his short stay.

Zambia’s tourism agency has been pushing to change the “narrative” about the end of the war on November 11, 1918, saying the last shot was fired in Mbala District, a town near the Tanzanian border.

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