She may be just a couple of months from giving birth, but The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle is set to visit Morocco at the end of February, revealed Kensington Palace. Markle, who is pregnant with her first child, will accompany her husband Prince Harry to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, from February 23 to 25 at the “request of Her Majesty’s Government,” according to a statement by the palace. The couple’s impending three-day trip will mark their first visit to the region together.
“It will build on the close relationship between the U.K. and Morocco,” a Kensington Palace spokesperson explained to People. The royal couple’s trip to the North African country “will highlight the vital roles that girls’ education and youth empowerment are playing in, and shaping, modern Morocco.”
The Duke and Duchess are expected meet Morocco’s ruler King Mohammed VI, the country’s prime minister Saad-Eddine El Othmani, and visit historical sites and attractions.
The upcoming visit will mark the expecting Markle’s last overseas trip, before she steps away from her royal duties to prepare to welcome her first child. Last month, The Duchess revealed she was six-months pregnant, meaning that she will be seven months along when she and Harry visit Morocco. However, official NHS guidelines advise that it is safe for pregnant women to use air travel until they are 36-weeks (8 months) pregnant.
It won’t be Markle’s first time traveling while expecting. She and Harry embarked on a 16-day royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, and Fiji back in October, right after her pregnancy was first announced.