Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have landed in Nigeria as they prepare to take part in a brief tour related to the Invictus Games, but it won’t be linked to the UK

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are currently in Nigeria

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won’t be representing the UK when they’re in Nigeria the British High Commissioner has confirmed, following reports of a “royal tour”.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have landed in Nigeria for their 72-hour whistle stop tour which will see them visit the country’s military headquarters and promote the Invictus Games. Some experts had claimed they were “playing the royal card” with the trip, but the British High Commissioner to Nigeria Richard Montgomery has set the record straight.

He insisted the couple are not visiting Nigeria on official business. He said: “It’s great that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are visiting Nigeria, which I understand is at the invitation of Defence Headquarters. But they are visiting in a private capacity, not an official one.”

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have landed in Nigeria(Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation)

Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria, Richard added: “So, the British High Commission is not involved in arranging or facilitating their programme. They are not representing the work of His Majesty’s Government on this visit.”

Harry and Meghan landed in Abuja on Friday morning after a reunion at Heathrow, with Meghan having landed in the UK on Thursday from Los Angeles. Today, the couple will visit Lagos following their trip to the Nigerian Defence Headquarters. Nigerian officials said the couple’s trip will last until Monday, and a royal representative for the couple confirmed to The Mirror that members of the media will also be joining them on the trip.

While in Nigeria, the pair will watch a volleyball game, and visit military hospitals and charities in Abuja and Lagos. The Defence HQ revealed their itinerary in a press conference on Thursday, May 9, saying they are also scheduled to meet injured armed forces personnel and their families.

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