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Are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moving to Africa?

MOVING: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

THE DUKE and Duchess of Sussex could move to Africa for two to three years as part of a major international role after the birth of their first child, according to reports.

Advisers to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are said to be working on a bespoke role for the pair combining Commonwealth and charity work as well as promoting Britain.

The job would see the royal couple, who are expecting their first child in the next few days, utilising their celebrity status abroad, most likely in Africa, according to media reports.

Sir David Manning, the former British ambassador to the US, and Lord Geidt, the Queen's former private secretary, have drawn up the international plans, although a decision on where they would be based is unlikely until 2020.

One media report quotes a palace insider as saying the role would last for two or three years, adding: "Discussions are at an early stage, but the plan is to find a new way of using their soft power abilities, most likely in Africa."

Speaking to CNN a Bucking Palace spokesperson said: "Any future plans for The Duke & Duchess are speculative at his stage. No decisions have been taken about future roles.”

There are 19 Commonwealth nations in the continent where the Sussex’ could reside including Nigeria, Uganda, South African and Ghana.

Meghan and Harry are leading in their commonwealth roles with the pregnant royal recently appointed Vice President of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust and Harry the Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.

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