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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Share Unseen Photographs From Africa

They love an Africa holiday!

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are private about their holiday destinations, but one thing they've never hidden from the public is their shared love of Africa.

Just a few weeks after meeting for the first time in July 2016, Harry whisked Meghan off to Botswana where the pair "camped out together under the stars and enjoyed five days together". How's that for romance?

The following year, when the couple got engaged, Prince Harry even sourced two of the diamonds for Meghan's ring from Botswana.

We know the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been back to Africa numerous times throughout the duration of their relationship, and over on Instagram yesterday they shared a rare insight into one of these trips.

On World Elephant Day, the Sussexes uploaded a series of photographs - some of which are their own - to celebrate the mammals. The first picture was of Prince Harry himself, dressed in safari gear and a cap, approaching an elephant. The second was of Meghan's hands (you can tell by her delicate rings) touching the animal's trunk. Other pictures in the series were taken by Elephants Without Borders, and show the creatures in their natural habitat.

If this doesn't make you want to go on safari, nothing will.

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The caption on Harry and Meghan's post revealed that, after @SussexRoyal followed the Elephants Without Borders (EWB) account on Instagram in July as part of a month celebrating organisations and individuals who make a difference to the environment, the charity has benefitted greatly.

"EWB have been able to help protect 25 elephants by fitting them with satellite navigation collars!" the caption read. "These collars allow the team at EWB to track the elephants, as well as to learn their essential migratory patterns to keep their corridors safe and open so future generations of elephants can roam freely."

The Instagram caption also revealed that the pictures of Meghan and Harry in Africa were taken from a trip two years ago where they joined EWB's Dr Mike Chase to help with conservation.

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Meghan and Harry previously shared another picture from the same 2017 trip to Botswana.

 

 

 

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In the autumn, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will travel to Africa to conduct their first overseas royal tour since the birth of their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

 

 

 

All three members of the family will visit South Africa, before Prince Harry leaves Meghan and Archie at a base in Cape Town to carry out working visits to Angola, Malawi and Botswana.

 

 

 

We know Botswana is an important destination for Harry because of his passion for conservation, and Malawi is included on the itinerary because the Duke intends to expand the reach of his charity, Sentebale's AIDS prevention programme into the country from Lesotho where it first started. Prince Harry will also visit Angola so he can continue the work of his late mother, Princess Diana.

 

 

 

Diana was famously pictured walking in an active minefield in Angola in 1997 as part of her powerful campaign to remove land mines.