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The Sussexes visit Nigeria in May

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In an exciting development, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are scheduled to visit Nigeria in May 2024. This visit promises to be particularly significant as they plan to engage deeply with the country’s rich cultural heritage and address important social issues. Reminiscing about Princess Diana’s visit in 1990, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will enjoy the best of Nigeria’s warmth and hospitality.

The visit was confirmed by multiple news outlets in Nigeria and around the world, which have taken the lead in the lead-up to the Royal visit.

Nigeria, located in West Africa, is the continent’s most populous country and one of its largest economies. It is bordered by Benin to the west, Chad and Cameroon to the east, and Niger to the north, while its southern coast lies on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. Nigeria is a melting pot of diverse ethnic groups, languages, and cultures, with over 250 ethnic groups and 500 languages spoken.

Their itinerary is packed with cultural activities that highlight Nigeria’s diverse cultures. From participating in traditional dance ceremonies to exploring historical landmarks and visits to military rehabilitation centers and sports facilities, they will also meet with community leaders on mental health stigma, inclusivity and empowerment.

One of the key highlights of the trip will be Prince Harry’s visit to various military spaces in support of the Invictus Foundation. The organization, founded by Prince Harry, supports wounded, injured, or sick armed services personnel and their veterans by allowing them to participate in sports. His visits to military facilities will focus on reinforcing the foundation’s mission and engaging with service members to discuss issues of mental health and rehabilitation.

The Duke and Duchess will meet with leaders, engage in discussions with youth organizations, and visit several charities, emphasizing their commitment to supporting community development initiatives. They will also shed light on various social issues affecting the region, such as education, women’s empowerment, and mental health.

This tour marks one of the couple’s major international engagements since stepping back from their senior royal duties to focus on their philanthropic efforts. Choosing Nigeria underscores their dedication to issues of global significance and their role as global ambassadors for change.

Stay tuned for updates as we follow the Sussexes on their inspiring journey to Nigeria.

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