Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to take their new son Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor on a royal tour to South Africa later this year, followed by Harry undertaking solo work in Botswana, Angola and Malawi. Meanwhile, Kate Middleton and Prince William will visit Pakistan in the autumn, in a “hugely historic” royal tour. Podcast “Pod Save the Queen” is hosted by Ann Gripper and feature the Daily Mirror’s Royal Editor Russell Myers.
Mr Myers said that the two royal tours exemplified how the two princes are carving out their own royal roles.
Mr Myers said: “It’s very telling, because obviously Harry and Meghan are going to go into this Commonwealth, conservation, girl’s education role, that they will be doing for decades, presumably.
“And then you’ve got William being prepped to be this world leader, essentially.
“[He is] meeting with people in these sorts of regions and being incredibly statesmanlike.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Image: Getty)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Morocco in February (Image: Getty)
“Hugely important for both of them, I think.”
He also made reference to Prince William’s politically sensitive visit to Israel and Palestine in 2018, which was the first official royal visit to the region.
Mr Myers said: “It was a fantastic occasion, he absolutely smashed it.
“He was absolutely exemplary, it was a political hot potato at every twist and turn.