Prince Harry to focus more on Africa after royal split
London, Jan. 21, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Prince Harry met visiting African leaders in London on Monday in a clear sign that he intends to continue pursuing his favourite charitable causes on the continent after he leaves the royal fold.
Harry attended the UK-Africa Investment Summit, hosted by the UK Government, where he met with leaders from Malawi, Mozambique and Morocco to discuss investment in renewable energy, tourism and environmental issues.
Harry and his wife Meghan — currently known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — are bowing out entirely from representing the British monarchy, in a crisis that has shaken the centuries-old institution.
He said on Sunday night they did not want to quit their royal duties but reluctantly accepted there was “no other option” if they wanted to cut loose from public funding and seek their own income in pursuit of a more independent life.
He also had an informal 20-minute private meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who hosted the event. The premier has said the whole country would want wish them all the best for the future.
Africa is close to Harry’s heart and several of the patronages he will be able to continue working with relate to the continent.
An aide said the people, culture, wildlife of Africa were a daily source of inspiration and motivation for the prince.