Tue. May 28th, 2024

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are due in Nigeria on Friday for a three-day private visit.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are visiting the West African country for the first time on the invitation of Nigeria’s Defence Chief, Gen Christopher Musa.

The couple is expected to visit a military rehabilitation centre and meet local organisations working to support veterans’ welfare.

They will arrive in Abuja at noon.

Harry and Meghan are spending three days in the country, visiting Kaduna in north-west Nigeria to meet with wounded soldiers and their families.

They will also visit the commercial hub of Lagos.

This week, Prince Harry has been marking the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games – a sporting event for injured service members and veterans that he co-founded.

Last year, Nigeria became the first African country to participate in the games and officials here aspire to one day play host to the event.

Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters said: “As a member of the Invictus community, the visit will lay credence to the acceptance of Nigeria’s Armed Forces”.

Meghan will host a “Women in Leadership” event while in Nigeria.

The British High Commission in Abuja said they are not involved in the visit as the couple is visiting in a private capacity.

By Joy

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