Prince Harry flies solo to Botswana to tour rhino conservation for charity role

The Duke of Sussex managed to take some time for himself after making a private trip earlier this week to Botswana.

Prince Harry, who visited the country without his wife Meghan Markle, met with senior staff and members from the Rhino Conservation Botswana organisation.

Botswana is helping to safeguard the continent’s population of black and white rhino and the duke takes a keen interest in the RCB’s work as its UK patron.

The Prince attended the annual meeting in Maun on Wednesday and then went on to see a RCB community project in Xarakao village.

He is now believed to be back in the UK.

The 33-year-old has always loved the African country, deciding to take his then-girlfriend Meghan in 2016 for their third date.

Then the Duke of Sussex visited the country around this time last year to celebrate the former actress’ 36th birthday.

Meghan’s engagement ring not only features diamonds from the personal collection of Diana, Princess of Wales, but a stone from Botswana.

The private trip follows a similar visit he made to the country in January when he carried out another fact-finding mission to learn about the charity’s latest developments.

A Kensington Palace spokeswoman said: ’The Duke of Sussex is on a private working trip to Botswana, to join the annual general meeting for Rhino Conservation Botswana in his capacity as patron. He attended the board meeting in Maun and an RCB community project in Xarakao village.’

The royal couple are unlikely to be seen in public until September, as they take a break from the spotlight.

Their last official engagement together was at Sentebale Polo Cup in Berkshire, following a busy schedule last month that included a tour of Dublin.

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