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Royal fans rejoice! We’re about to see a whole lot of baby Archie as Harry and Meghan drop a BIG announcement

Prepare your eyeballs, a royal spectacle awaits.

By Jess Pullar
In news that we've been waiting to hear since baby Archie's arrival, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have finally confirmed their upcoming tour of Africa - and baby Archie is coming with them.
Sharing the exciting news on their official Instagram page, the Palace has just confirmed the details around the pair's upcoming tour of the continent.
Up until now, the tour had only been rumoured to be happening, with only one South African official confirming the pair would visit the country earlier this week.
Now, Harry and Meghan's full tour has been confirmed, with each country on the itinerary revealed - and boy is this going to be a spectacle.
Sharing an image of Harry and Meghan looking appropriately excited at a previous engagement, @SussexRoyal shared the exciting news stating: "TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited to announce that they have been asked to carry out a tour to Southern Africa this autumn."
"The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have requested a visit to South Africa 🇿🇦 as well as The Duke carrying out visits to Malawi 🇲🇼 and Angola."
The statement added that the Duke would also be visiting a rather special place that is particularly special for the pair - Botswana.
Indeed it seems Harry will make a short stop in the location, which is where the young royal lovebirds shared a private holiday in the early stages of their relationship.
The Duke and Duchess will be taking baby Archie on a tour of South Africa this spring. (Getty)
The Palace statement continued: "The Duke and Duchess are really looking forward to meeting so many of you on the ground and continuing to raise awareness of the high impact work local communities are doing across the Commonwealth and beyond."
And just when we couldn't get any more excited about the announcement, there was one final sentence that has officially sent us into frenzy: "This will be their first official tour as a family!"
Yep, prepare your eyeballs, folks, because we're about to see baby Archie like we never have before!

Where will Harry and Meghan tour together in Africa?

With the statement confirmed, it looks as though Meghan and Archie will only visit South Africa together as a family, while Prince Harry will visit Angola, Malawi and Botswana on his own.
That being said, there's no doubt we're to get plenty of opportunities to see the Duchess and Archie together with Harry during the tour.
In particular, the official statement's line about Harry and Meghan "looking forward to meeting so many of you on the ground" certainly suggests there will be some fantastic photo opportunities to see them as a family of three!

When will Harry and Meghan tour Africa?

The Palace is yet to confirm more details around the tour, but reports suggest it will likely happen in October - a whole year after the pair's whirlwind tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.
Just a day ago, the British High Commissioner to South Africa, Nigel Casey, expressed his excitement for the upcoming visit saying: "That's great news for us, I predict it's also great news for the South African economy, I predict a hat and frock buying frenzy that could well boost the economy all on its own."
And it no doubt will - the "Meghan Effect" is no joke, with her legion of fashion-forward fans known to sell out lines and lines of any designer and clothing item worn by the royal.
WATCH: Prince Harry arrives in Africa for solo visit. Story continues after video...

Why will Harry visit Malawi, Botswana and Angola?

Prince Harry is known for his active charity work in Africa, which is also a known and admired feat of the work Princess Diana did in the continent.
Harry's charity Sentable does incredible work in Botswana and Malawi for the mental health and well-being of children there, so a visit to the country from Harry himself makes sense.
Meanwhile, it is believed Harry will visit Angola to learn more about the landmine clearing efforts.
October really couldn't come fast enough!
Suffice to say we can't wait to see this tour play out! (Getty)

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