The royal baby hasn’t even been born and already his or her working duties are being planned. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex hope to bring their newborn to Africa on a royal tour this autumn.
The Sunday Times reports that the proposed tour, which was requested by the government, will focus on youth empowerment, education and conservation. The trip is thought to last two weeks in October when the baby is around six months old.
“They hope to take the baby with them but will make a decision nearer the time,” a source told the Times. “Potentially, Meghan and the baby could do some, if not all, of the trip.”
The Duke and Duchess are rumoured to be considering spending a lot of time in Africa in the future, which would help them carve out a distinctive role among the royal family.
If the couple do decide to bring their child away on their forthcoming tour, he or she could be one of the youngest royals to do so. Prince George was just eight months old when he accompanied his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, to Australia and New Zealand in 2014.
Prince Harry and Meghan revealed earlier this month that details surrounding the birth of their child would remain private, with the Duchess opting not to pose for pictures with new newborn outside the hospital as is tradition.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.