The Duchess of Sussex said she was happy to be back in her native California, but Prince Harry would have preferred to move to another continent.
A friend of his, noted primatologist Jane Goodall, revealed that he wanted the couple to live in Africa, where they had spent the happiest time of their lives.
“He wanted to raise Archie in Africa and run barefoot with African kids,” she says of her 3-year-old son. He and Meghan also have a 17-month-old daughter, Lilibet. See The Mail+ for more information.
It wasn’t just an empty hope. In 2019, The Sunday Times revealed that courtiers had drawn up plans to give the Duke and Duchess of Sussex a major international job.
Richard Eden: Prince Harry’s friend and renowned primatologist Lady Jane Goodall has revealed that she wanted the couple to live in Africa, where she spent the happiest time of her life (Harry Prince, Meghan and Archie pictured in Cape Town, 2019)
Prince Harry’s advisor is said to be working on a ‘bespoke’ role for the couple, possibly in Africa (pictured is Meghan and Harry in Johannesburg in 2019)
Prince Harry’s advisers are said to be working on a “bespoke” role for the couple, possibly in Africa, combining some work and philanthropic work representing the Commonwealth and a role in promoting Britain. increase.
The plan was drawn up by Sir David Manning, former British Ambassador to the United States and special adviser to Prince Harry and Prince William on constitutional and international affairs.
Of course, the plan was never put into action, and the couple moved to North America before quitting their royal duties.
Had they moved to Africa, it might have been more difficult for the Sussexes to land lucrative deals with American companies like Netflix, Spotify and BetterUp.
Harry loved the continent and visited it many times. His ex-girlfriend, Chelsea Davy, is from Zimbabwe and founded a charity with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to help African orphans, Sentebale.
Dame Jane was previously interviewed by the Duke of Sussex for his wife-edited edition of British Vogue in 2019
Meghan also feels close to Africa, telling Nigerian-American comedian Jiwe Humdow last month on her Archetypes podcast that a genealogy test reveals 43% of her ancestry is Nigerian. He said he did.
The former actress’s mother, Doria Ragland, is African-American and her father, Thomas Markle, is Dutch-Irish.
Dame Jane was previously interviewed by the Duke of Sussex for his wife-edited edition of British Vogue in 2019.
In her latest comment, she has this to say about the Montecito-based couple: Of course I have my opinion. I think Harry cares. I think he really cares. When I talked to him, I felt he was a really nice person.
The naturalist, who is considered the world’s leading expert on chimpanzees, may be hesitant to talk more about his royal friend after the uproar caused by a Vogue chat.
The naturalist, who is considered the world’s leading expert on chimpanzees, may be hesitant to talk more about his royal friends after the uproar caused by a Vogue chat (he hugged Prince Harry in 2019). photo).
In it, Harry commented on how many children he wanted, which was interpreted as an allusion to Prince William and Duchess Kate having three.
Speaking about saving the planet for future generations, Harry said: I definitely see it differently now. But even before I had children, when I knew I wanted children, I always wanted to make sure I had them.
Dame Jane asked: “Isn’t that too much?” He replied: “Two, maximum.”
In a new interview with The Times, Dame Jane reveals that Harry isn’t the only royal admirer. “She spoke to the late Duke of Edinburgh several times,” she says. “He had fun.”
And King Charles? ‘He keeps inviting me to his farm [at Highgrove, Gloucestershire] But I never got to go. Now that he’s king, who knows?
Read the full story of Richard Eden’s brilliant social diary, Eden Confidential, on Mail+ tomorrow.