The reason Prince Harry will be leaving pregnant wife Meghan Markle

Olivia Morris
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

They’ve been back at their Kensington Palace home for less than a month after their first international tour together, but Prince Harry will soon be leaving his pregnant wife Meghan Markle to go on another trip.

On Monday, Kensington Palace announced the news the Duke of Sussex is set to travel to Zambia next week.

While he’ll only be there for two days, the 34-year-old Prince is set “celebrate UK-Zambia relations” and also attend a series of events on behalf of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.

Prince Harry will be leaving Meghan Markle next week, embarking upon another overseas trip. Source: Getty

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s royal tour

Last month, the royal couple embarked up a gruelling 16-day tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand, meeting with locals and carrying out engagements at the Invictus Games.

During those two and a half weeks, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had a total of 76 engagements scheduled in, but pregnant Meghan understandably cut back on a few of those appearances to rest.

The couple embarked upon a gruelling 16-day royal tour last month. Source: Getty

While they were in Dubbo, NSW, Meghan admitted to being a “bit tired” and that she was “running on adrenaline”.

Kensington Palace announces pregnancy

Just hours after they arrived in Australia on last month, Kensington Palace announced Meghan and Harry were expecting their first child together.

“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019,” the palace said in statement on Twitter.

“Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.”

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