Its been revealed that Prince William and Prince Harry are set to take First Joint Royal tour to attend series of official engagements in Africa this summer. The Princes will take a break from their military training and come to Africa in June for a week and a half.
The highlights of their engagements are to watch one of England’s match in FIFA Worldcup 2010 in South Africa. The two plan to host a glamorous reception to highlight Britain’s bid to host the World Cup in 2018. Prince William will participate as president of the England Football Association.
The princes also want to publicize their pet charities while in Africa. Prince William is the royal patron of conservation charity Tusk Trust, in Botswana, to celebrate its 20th anniversary. and Prince Harry hopes to take his brother to Lesotho to visit the Sentebale charity for Aids orphans.
The senior royal source told reporters: “Although we are still in the early stages of planning, this is a huge trip for both of the princes. They have never undertaken a joint tour before, partly because their schedules have never allowed it and partly because, until now, neither have taken on much in the way of royal duties”.
The source added: “I know both of them are looking forward to it immensely. They had a great time travelling together when they took part in the EnduroAfrica motorcross rally just over a year ago. Since then the closeness of their relationship has been cemented by sharing a house together when they were both training up at Shawbury together.”
He continued: “They haven’t lived together like that since they were young children and they got on brilliantly. They were a bit like the odd couple, really. William was quite houseproud, fussing about, while Harry sat on the sofa glued to the remote control. Both of them know how much their lives will change when they get married and settle down, so it’s an ideal opportunity for them to spend some quality time together.”
A St James’s Palace spokesman confirmed that joint tour was planned, saying: “Prince William and Prince Harry are keen to use the spotlight on South Africa during the World Cup to highlight many other issues that the region is tackling”.
Prince Harry is also expected to hook up with his girlfriend, Chelsy Davy, while in South Africa.