Prince Harry and his wife Meghan touch down together in Cape Town before Harry continues on to Botswana, Angola and Malawi. They will be reunited at the end of the 10-day programme in Joburg.
The trip has a packed itinerary with scores of engagements in 10 days that will focus on “community, grass roots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/Aids and the environment” in what is clearly a working visit and not a holiday.
First up is a women's shelter and the District Six Museum, and tomorrow they head to Monwabisi Beach to see the work of Waves for Change, and meet the Lunchbox Fund. Harry will spend time with the City of Cape Town Marine Unit to learn about how the organisation combats abalone poaching.
Later, Meghan will rejoin him to visit Bo Kaap in celebration of Heritage Day, followed by a reception at the residence of High Commissioner to South Africa, Nigel Casey.