Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could shift base to Africa after the birth of royal baby
The couple's advisors are looking for ways to use their "rock star status" and are looking for jobs for that will utilize it constructively
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry might get to work right after welcoming the royal baby. As per Sunday Times, Harry's advisors are looking into a 'bespoke' international job that will be making use of their "rock star status".
The role will see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex talking about the Commonwealth, their charity work, and promoting Britain. However, the soon-to-be parents still have time on their hand before they decide where and when they want to go. It is expected that the couple will make the decision by next year and one of the places that will be on top of their list is Africa, as the couple has made quite a few remarkable memories there.
Harry had taken Meghan to Africa to celebrate her 36th birthday and even their one-year anniversary. The pair had spent their time at the luxury camp Meno a Kwena in Botswana.
The two even gave a glimpse into their Africa trip on their Instagram recently. In one of the pictures, Harry and Meghan were seen tending an elephant and putting a satellite collar on him. "Their Royal Highnesses traveled to Botswana to assist Dr. Mike Chase of Elephants Without Borders in equipping a bull elephant with a satellite collar," read the caption for the post. "Duke of Sussex continues to advocate for the communities and wildlife that coexist in some of the most vulnerable environments around the world."
At the same time, Africa also happened to be the place where Harry reportedly proposed to Meghan. Even Meghan's wedding ring is a nod to the time the pair spent in Africa. It contains a center diamond from Botswana along with two smaller diamonds from Princess Diana's collection. On Meghan's first safari in Africa, the couple watched the sun set behind a spectacular vista of acacia thorn trees and green-backed herons fishing in the river, as reported by Daily Mail.
Harry has always had a deep connection with the place, and back in 2004 spent a year staying in Lesotho. He had once described the place as his "second home". A source close to the royal family told the news outlet that Harry and Meghan were chosen as the perfect candidates for the job because of their popularity and strong voice.
"There are discussions in palace circles about: how do we harness Harry and Meghan? How do you harness this phenomenon that has emerged? You make it productive," said the source.
A spokesperson for the royal family noted that there were discussions going on but nothing was fixed at the moment. "Any future plans for The Duke and Duchess are speculative at this stage. No decisions have been taken about future roles," said the spokesperson. "The Duke will continue to fulfill his role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador."
The news comes after Meghan and Harry announced that the birth of their child will be kept a private affair.
"Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private. The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family," read a statement from the Kensington Palace.