Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Visit Nigeria for Private Engagement, Celebrating Resilience and Cultural Exchange

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have accepted an invitation from Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Christopher Musa, to visit Nigeria in a private capacity, according to British High Commissioner in Nigeria, Dr. Richard Montgomerry.

During a courtesy visit to the Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja, Dr. Montgomerry clarified that the visit is not official, and the British High Commission is not involved in arranging or facilitating the couple’s program. He emphasized that Prince Harry and Meghan are not representing the work of His Majesty’s Government on this visit.

Prince Harry is set to commence the journey on May 8 by attending the 10th anniversary celebration of the Invictus Games at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, with Meghan joining him shortly after in Nigeria. Their itinerary includes engagements aimed at fostering cultural exchange and celebrating the resilience of service members.

The couple is scheduled to visit military rehabilitation centers, sports facilities, and meet with local organizations supporting veterans’ welfare. Additionally, they will attend cultural events and engage in discussions with community leaders on various topics.

The trip holds special significance as it underscores Prince Harry’s dedication to the Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, injured, and sick servicemen and women. Nigeria’s eagerness to host the games in the future reflects the country’s commitment to promoting inclusivity and sportsmanship.

Meghan’s connection to Nigeria, revealed through her Nigerian ancestry, further strengthens the bond between the Duchess and the Nigerian people. With her deep-rooted ties to the country, Meghan’s visit fosters a sense of shared identity and belonging, enhancing cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Nigeria and the United Kingdom.


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