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This Just In: Meghan is in the U.S., plus South Africa trip updates


Does the air feel a little different across the United States this morning? Maybe it’s because our Duchess Meghan is stateside, taking a surprise solo trip to New York City to watch close friend Serena Williams play in the U.S. Open final this weekend.

Meghan hasn’t been in her home country since February, when pals like Serena threw her a star-studded baby shower in New York City.

And for those wondering, yes, Meghan flew commercial – and she’ll be back home in Windsor by the end of the weekend.

Also, more details are emerging about the Sussex’s South Africa trip. On their Sussex Royal Instagram, the couple announced the trip was in two weeks – so, roughly, September 20 – and the trip will focus on community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS, and the environment. They’ll meet with Archbishop Desmond Tutu while they are in country. Harry will then go on to Angola, where he will continue his mother’s work to rid the world of landmines, and then on to Malawi, where he will check in on the British Army’s partnership with African Parks and work on the ground supporting local communities. He will also visit Namibia and Botswana – in addition to Angola – where he will launch a new initiative to protect forest and wildlife corridors around the Okavango Delta.

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