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eya 11-19-2018 01:06 PM

Duke of Sussex: Official Visit to Zambia - November 26-27, 2018
 
Prince Harry will visit Zambia 26- 27 November

"Kensington Palace‏ @KensingtonRoyal
The Duke of Sussex will visit Zambia on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th November, at the request of the Foreign Office "

MaiaMia_53 11-19-2018 01:13 PM

So just a two-day visit, without the Duchess of Sussex accompanying him.

Lumutqueen 11-19-2018 01:15 PM

Just a current event really.

JessRulz 11-20-2018 02:47 AM

The main engagements Harry will do during his two days in Zambia:

Kensington Palace @KensingtonRoyal
As part of the visit The Duke will attend a @UKinZambia reception to celebrate UK-Zambia relations, and will visit Burma Barracks to attend an event commemorating WWI and WWII Zambian veterans.

In Zambia The Duke will attend events for The @QueensComTrust, of which he is President. The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust champions, funds and connects young leaders who are leading social purpose ventures around the world

The Duke will visit @BongoHive, Zambia’s first technology and innovation hub. The organisation provides a range of startup and tech programmes, workshops and events all focused on making Zambia Africa’s next hotbed of innovation.

Curryong 11-20-2018 03:45 AM

This is a varied programme even if it is a brief visit. There will be informal meetings with local leaders and politicians as well. It's always a pleasure for me to see Harry on his engagements. He's such a people person and seems to connect with most people he meets.

muriel 11-20-2018 03:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JessRulz (Post 2173162)
The main engagements Harry will do during his two days in Zambia:

Kensington Palace @KensingtonRoyal
As part of the visit The Duke will attend a @UKinZambia reception to celebrate UK-Zambia relations, and will visit Burma Barracks to attend an event commemorating WWI and WWII Zambian veterans.

In Zambia The Duke will attend events for The @QueensComTrust, of which he is President. The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust champions, funds and connects young leaders who are leading social purpose ventures around the world

The Duke will visit @BongoHive, Zambia’s first technology and innovation hub. The organisation provides a range of startup and tech programmes, workshops and events all focused on making Zambia Africa’s next hotbed of innovation.

Looks like a very brief trip. Going all that way, one would have thought a few more days and locations / engagements could have been added to the schedule.

JessRulz 11-20-2018 03:58 AM

:previous:

I expect a few more engagements will be announced - KP rarely lists all the engagements for an overseas visit in the first announcement. There's nothing on royal.gov.uk yet.

Otherwise I agree, two days in Zambia for four engagements? Wasteful.

Terri Terri 11-20-2018 04:02 AM

Blame the Foreign Office then since he's travelling at their request. LOL!

Seriously though....he may visit the parks unofficially.

Curryong 11-20-2018 04:18 AM

This is a trip undertaken at the request of ...etc etc. Sometimes talks with government ministers on various topics occur behind the scenes under the auspices of so-called Royal visits to various projects. There might be something like that going on during this visit.

iceflower 11-26-2018 06:06 AM

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The Duke of Sussex has arrived in Zambia today, November 26:


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** dailymail: Flying solo! Prince Harry touches down in Zambia for a two-day visit without Meghan..**

Curryong 11-26-2018 07:00 AM

When Harry came from the plane and was greeted by the official party, a nine year old girl presented him with a lovely bouquet of flowers. I remember him at an engagement years ago jokingly complaining that Kate got all the bouquets. Well, he can't complain this time!

It's evening there I think and a busy day tomorrow, so it's probably off to the hotel and a meal.

Lumutqueen 11-26-2018 01:51 PM

Zambia's High Commission in London has released a statement in relation to a newspaper article that was run by The Sun which stated that Meghan had pulled out of the Zambia trip due to the Zika Virus. However Zambia has never had a case of Zika.

https://twitter.com/chrisshipitv/sta...21225409970177

Dman 11-26-2018 01:56 PM

I’m very glad Zambia’s High Commission’s office released this statement. False information should not be allowed to continue and be believed by its readers.

Erin9 11-26-2018 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lumutqueen (Post 2175044)
Zambia's High Commission in London has released a statement in relation to a newspaper article that was run by The Sun which stated that Meghan had pulled out of the Zambia trip due to the Zika Virus. However Zambia has never had a case of Zika.

https://twitter.com/chrisshipitv/sta...21225409970177



What pitiful reporting. Does anyone fact check anything anymore?

ACO 11-26-2018 03:50 PM

A UK paper lied about something? I am shocked. Gasp.

Curryong 11-26-2018 04:27 PM

The Sun knew that this was a solo trip to Zambia by Harry. It was announced as such. But because the tabloids like to jab at Meghan at every possible opportunity it was given this so-dramatic twist!

Pranter 11-26-2018 04:29 PM

Good for the Zambia High Commission! Calling these people out when they make up these stories is the right thing to do.


LaRae

PrpleCrown 11-26-2018 09:12 PM

The Duke of Sussex this afternoon arrived at Kenneth Kaunda International airport, Lusaka, and was received by the British High Commissioner to the Republic of Zambia (His Excellency Mr. Fergus Cochrane-Dyet).

His Royal Highness was received by the President of the Republic of Zambia at state house, Lusaka.

The Duke of Sussex, president, African parks, afterwards attended a meeting at state house with the president of the Republic of Zambia and Mr. Peter Fearnhead (Chief Executive Officer).

His Royal Highness this evening attended a reception given by the British High Commissioner to The Republic of Zambia at the residence in Lusaka.

jacqui24 11-26-2018 10:54 PM

Ok, so it seems that there is more to the schedule than initially announced?

As for the Zika thing, I saw that this morning, but wasn’t sure if it was appropriate to post here since it’s not really anything to do with the actual tour, but tabloids going overboard with their baseless gossip. But I’m glad the High Commissioner is calling it out.

Curryong 11-26-2018 11:20 PM

Not sure whether arrivals and departures are going to be recorded in the CC for this mini-tour (I know yesterday' departure from Heathrow wasn't.) However I'm glad that this visit is going to be a busy one and I'm glad Harry's met the President for a chat and enjoyed the reception given by the British High Commissioner.

iceflower 11-27-2018 03:21 AM

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Day 2 for the Duke of Sussex in Zambia today, November 27:


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AdmirerUS 11-27-2018 06:34 AM

He's a bit of a rock star, this one. But he really gets it in this part of the world.

Princess Larisa 11-27-2018 07:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curryong (Post 2175194)
Not sure whether arrivals and departures are going to be recorded in the CC for this mini-tour (I know yesterday' departure from Heathrow wasn't.)

Yes, it was.

Court Circular 25th November:
The Duke of Sussex this evening departed from Heathrow Airport, London, for Zambia.
Ms Heather Wong is in attendance.

HereditaryPrincess 11-27-2018 03:04 PM

Loved the photos of Harry in Zambia so far - it's always great to see him with people and children, especially.

Fijiro 11-27-2018 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 2175239)
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Day 2 for the Duke of Sussex in Zambia today, November 27:


** rex gallery **

Nice photos. Prince Harry seems to genuinely connect with people beautifully at different levels - it's nice to see.

Fros 11-27-2018 03:57 PM

Prince Harry to facilitate elephant move from Botswana to Zambia | Skynews Africa

After the closed door meeting with the president of Zambia a spokesperson for the president revealed what they talked about in the meeting.

“Prince Harry told the president during closed-door talks that African Parks will help move between 500 and 1,000 elephants from Botswana into Zambia’s Kafue National Park,” Lungu’s spokesman Amos Chanda said.

“He said this should help boost Zambia’s tourism and create jobs, especially for the youth.”

Botswana has the highest population of elephants in Africa, while Zambia struggles to pull in the same crowds to its more rundown safari parks

jacqui24 11-27-2018 07:24 PM

LOVE the circus photos.

PrpleCrown 11-27-2018 07:38 PM

The Duke of Sussex this morning attended a meeting commemorating veterans of world war one and world war two at Burma Barracks, Lusaka, Zambia.

His Royal Highness, president, The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, later attended a presentation held by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, Lusaka, and met beneficiaries of Circus Zambia.

The Duke of Sussex this afternoon visited Bongohive technology and innovation hub, Thabo Mbeki road, Lusaka.

Curryong 11-27-2018 08:06 PM

Harry with the circus performers and at later engagements, including with veterans. Yes, I know it's the Fail, but they do great photos! Harry looks as if he is really enjoying himself at all engagements.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...bia-visit.html

Countessmeout 11-27-2018 08:30 PM

Getting caught up. I always love seeing Harry on tour, solo or with Meghan ;)

Great photos. Amazing welcome with the dancers. All the photos so far show such a driendly people. And such beautiful colors.

Always enjoy seeing Harry with kids. He is in his element :flowers:

Sad the commission had to set story straight. Papers do little research sadly. It was always a solo trip. Considering her pregnancy and just getting back a month ago from a 16 day tour, going to Africa for two days may have been too much. Hopefully she will get to accompany him in the future.

Osipi 11-27-2018 09:17 PM

Harry does seem to be overloaded with charisma and it really shows in the pictures on this tour. I never get tired of looking at his facial expressions.

Its great too that Harry was able to enable the transfer of elephants from Botswana to Zambia. As an ambassador for United for Wildlife, he's certainly doing a good job. :smile:

Fijiro 11-29-2018 08:58 AM

An article about the Prince's Zambia visit

Prince Harry on his visit – Zambia Daily Mail

Curryong 11-29-2018 09:07 AM

That's a great article about the two day visit and the people involved in the events. Thanks for posting it. Always like to read about Harry's engagements and this sounds as if it was interesting and valuable.

Princess Larisa 11-29-2018 08:09 PM

Court Circular 28th November:
The Duke of Sussex, President, this afternoon attended an African Parks Board Meeting, Kafue National Park, Zambia.

jacqui24 11-29-2018 10:41 PM

He’s still in Zambia?

Dman 11-29-2018 11:09 PM

I think he has left by now.

Pranter 11-29-2018 11:22 PM

Seems like I remember reading he stayed an extra day to attend a meeting or something.


LaRae

AlowVera 11-30-2018 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pranter (Post 2176101)
Seems like I remember reading he stayed an extra day to attend a meeting or something.


LaRae




Yes he is the president and patron of African Parks so he was there for a board meeting and perhaps some field work as well.

Osipi 11-30-2018 10:38 AM

Harry did a remarkable job on his tour to Zambia and managed to stay over a day to act on a personal level with something he's involved with. I think the Queen made a good choice when she named Harry an ambassador for youth in the Commonwealth. Along with being an ambassador for United for Wildlife through the Royal Foundation, Harry is going to hit his stride doing what he does best. Interacting with people.

DeeT 11-30-2018 06:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Osipi (Post 2176198)
Harry did a remarkable job on his tour to Zambia and managed to stay over a day to act on a personal level with something he's involved with. I think the Queen made a good choice when she named Harry an ambassador for youth in the Commonwealth. Along with being an ambassador for United for Wildlife through the Royal Foundation, Harry is going to hit his stride doing what he does best. Interacting with people.

He certainly did well in Zambia. Agree, the Queen made an excellent choice in choosing Harry to be youth ambassador for the Commonwealth, he communicates well with all people, and especially youth.

It was also nice learning that some of the people Harry met had already met Meghan and were also impressed by her. After getting a big hug from Harry, Angie Murimirwa, executive director of CAMFED described Meghan, “She has powerful energy as well, and she is really commited to getting this right and using their position and her powerful voice, to use it to spread the word that young people and women were doing this work to support others.”

https://people.com/royals/inside-the...meghan-markle/

The Sussexes are a fantastic team and really complement each other by how they show compassion about their work & relate to people.

Fijiro 11-30-2018 08:02 PM

We all know that Harry and Meghan, during their 16 days tour also visited Tonga and Fiji, countries where Zika virus has been reported and is known to exist. I imagine it must have been a difficult decision to continue with the visit considering Meghan is pregnant.

The Zambia trip was Harry’s solo trip right from the time it was officially announced.
The tabloids and their benefactors are running this narrative that Meghan skipped the Zambia trip because of Zika virus, yet there’s never been Zika virus in Zambia. Even now some tabloids are still peddling this false narrative, IMHO to thwart ever acknowledging Meghan’s very difficult decision to proceed with the visit to Tonga and Fiji while pregnant.
Also, if Meghan had joined Harry on this trip to Zambia that she was not officially scheduled to be in, I imagine there would’ve been some outcry about who is paying for her trip and clothes.

Harry has a solo engagement on Thursday and the press is already bringing up “pregnant” Meghan’s nonattendance; it’s like Harry cannot go on solo engagement ...


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