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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to Visit Nigeria for a Special Reason in May

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to visit Nigeria soon after the Duke of Sussex’s upcoming trip to London, UK.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will soon make their way to Nigeria, West Africa for talks related to Invictus Games, the international sporting event founded by the Duke of Sussex for military personnel wounded in action. According to the prince’s spokesperson, the trip to Nigeria comes as the couple received an invitation to visit the country in May from its chief of defense staff, the highest-ranking military official. While no further details have been revealed about the visit yet, it is expected that the couple will partake in various cultural activities, and meet with service members.

Nigeria is one of the over 20 countries that attend the annual Invictus Games, and has expressed willingness to host the games in the future. The country is also special the couple as in 2022, the Duchess of Sussex revealed on her podcast Archetypes that she had learned she was 43% Nigerian following a genealogy test. While posing with Team Nigeria at last year’s games,  the squad presented the couple with a plaque from the Chief of Defense which featured a new nickname for Meghan: “Amira Ngozi Lolo”, with Amira being the name of a warrior princess from a legend, Ngozi meaning blessed, and Lolo meaning royal wife.

Ahead of the couple’s trip to Nigeria, Prince Harry will pay a visit to the UK on his own to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games. This will include a service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London on May 8, featuring readings by Harry and British actor Damian Lewis. The upcoming visit to the UK will be the Duke of Sussex’s first since he last visited his father, King Charles III following his cancer diagnosis. More recently, Prince Harry also changed his primary residence to the US from the UK. According to documents filed at Companies House, a registry of British company information, the royal used his full name of Prince Henry Charles Albert David Duke of Sussex, to list the United States as his ‘New Country/State Usually Resident.’

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