And they're off! Well, almost. In an exciting update for the Cambridges, Kate Middleton and Prince William are likely to globe trot their way to Asia later this year. A new report from the Mail on Sunday reveals the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will tour Commonwealth countries within the Asian continent — some of which could include Bangladesh, Singapore, India and Malaysia.
It is understood the tour will be "weeks apart" from Harry and Meghan's tour of Africa, which is set to take place in October this year.
Prince William and Kate are no strangers to a royal tour, having done several legs overseas as a married couple. Their trip to Asia this year is also touted to include a visit to Sri Lanka, where the tragic terror attack took place on Easter Sunday.
While Kensington Palace has not commented on the tour at this stage, it is expected that more details will be released in the coming weeks.
Kate and William's tour of Asia (if all is confirmed) will be their first major tour since the arrival of Prince Louis. And while it's unclear whether the pair will take their three children with them, there's definitely a chance.
Prince George, who will turn six in July, joined Kate and Will on their tour of Australia in 2014. Meanwhile Charlotte also joined in the fun with her elder brother when their parents toured Canada in 2016. With this in mind, it seems young Prince Louis and his siblings could well be Asia-bound as well come the autumn season. We'll be keeping our fingers crossed!
Meghan and Harry Are Going to Africa
The news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are planning to tour Africa was revealed earlier this year, with many overjoyed at the prospect of the young royals spending time in the continent that is understood to be close to their hearts.
It is rumored that Harry and Meghan will spend two weeks touring the continent with their new baby son Archie — an exciting update in its own given we'll have ample opportunity to see the little one!
The tour is likely to include a visit to Malawi, where Harry's work with charity Sentebale will be a big focus. Also likely to be on the agenda for the royals is Angola, Botswana, and South Africa.
Botswana in particular is a special place for the couple, where they were said to have spent some precious time together in the early stages of their relationship.
The news of the upcoming royal tours are undoubtedly exciting — whirlwind royal tours overseas have been a traditional occurrence for a number of decades. They provide fans with plenty of new photos, clips, and anecdotes from the regal family as they experience new cultures and strengthen their ties with other countries.
Stay tuned. It looks like September and October are going to involve some right royal spectacles!
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