Meghan Markle and Harry 'take baby Archie to South Africa' on family holiday

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The Sussex clan-of-three will apparently set off on holiday later this year touring countries across the continent.

Officials in South Africa have reportedly been told, just weeks after Archie’s birth on May 6, to expect the royal visit.

“People have been informed that the Duke and Duchess will be coming,” a source told the Daily Mail. “Early preparations have begun.”

Meghan, Harry, Archie, South Africa

HOLS TIME: Meghan, Harry and Archie could be off to South Africa soon (Pic: GETTY)

The trip is seen as a possible prelude to a much longer stay in Africa lasting several months next year, it is also claimed.

Harry is said to have a deep love of Africa, which he once described as the place “where I feel more like myself than anywhere else in the world”.

After just two dates with Meghan, who was then an actress, a smitten Harry whisked her to Botswana for five nights where they camped under the African stars.

Harry in Africa

BIG FAN: It is no secret Africa is one of Harry’s favourite places in the world (Pic: GETTY)

Meghan, Harry and Archie

FIRST TRIP: Archie’s first holiday could be to Africa later this year (Pic: GETTY)

The couple also returned to Africa again the summer after, before Harry took his love of the continent even further.

The Prince, when designing Meghan’s engagement ring, had a diamond from Botswana installed in its centre.

Harry first visited Africa just after the horror death of his mum Princess Diana in 1997, where he vowed “I wish I could spend more time (here)”.

He previously said: “I first came in 1997, straight after my mum died. My dad told my brother and me to pack our bags — we were going to Africa to get away from it all. My brother and I were brought up outdoors.

Meghan, Harry and Archie

TOUR: Harry and Meghan apparently want to tour different countries in Africa with Archie (Pic: GETTY)

“We appreciate nature and everything about it. But it became more… This is where I feel more like myself than anywhere else in the world. I wish I could spend more time in Africa.

“I have this intense sense of complete relaxation and normality here. To not get recognised, to lose myself in the bush with what I would call the most down-to-earth people on the planet, people (dedicated to conservation) with no ulterior motives, no agendas, who would sacrifice everything for the betterment of nature… I talk to them about their jobs, about what they do. And I learn so much.”

Harry’s uncle and Diana’s brother Charles, Earl Spencer, also lived in the continent himself in Cape Town during his first marriage to Victoria Lockwood.

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