Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced yesterday that they would be embarking on the official tour “as a family” in just a couple of weeks. Four-month-old baby Archie will be joining them on the Africa visit, as the Duchess ends her maternity leave for the first time. Ahead of their visit, the royal couple has posted a “powerful quote” from Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid revolutionary, and many fans have suggested the quote is a subtle dig at negative media.
The quote, shared to their Instagram account SussexRoyal, said: “It is easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build.”
Royal fans have commented on the post, and suggested the quote is a jibe.
One person wrote: “Is that shade coming from my royals? I love it.”
Another said: “Ha ha subtle and yet very clear.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have shared a Nelson Mandela quote
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry go on tour to South African this month
A third person wrote: “We love you and keep doing what you are doing.
“The haters are just louder but the people who loves you are many. Thank you for being such amazing role models.”
Another said: “Rise above the haters, Harry and Meghan! There are so many more people who love you both.”
A fifth agreed: “Keep up the good work you are doing. Don’t listen to the hates. You two are amazing.”
The quote has been seen as a subtle dig at negative media
The Instagram post, shared to their 9.4 million followers, read: “Sharing a powerful quote to start the week.
“Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a true leader, a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.”
It has received over 45,000 likes in just half an hour.
Meghan and Harry often share inspirational quotes on their Instagram account, with the last one featuring a line from Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry visited Morocco in February
The royal couple took to Instagram yesterday to announce the date of their offical tour to South Africa.
The post, which followed their usual monthly social awareness approach, was accompanied by a countdown clock on their Instagram Story to mark the start of their royal tour of southern Africa.
This revealed that, at the time of posting on Sunday, it is 22 days until the tour starts.
After clicking on the interactive clock, the account confirms that the tour starts on September 23.
Baby Archie will be joining the royal couple on the tour
The Instagram message, written by Prince Harry, 34, said: “In just a few weeks, our family will be taking its first official tour to Africa, a region of the world that over the past two decades has been a second home to me.
“Our team has helped create a meaningful programme that we’re so excited to share with you. On a personal note, I can’t wait to introduce my wife and son to South Africa!
“We’ll see you all very soon.”
Meghan and baby Archie will join the Duke for the South Africa visit, before leaving to embark on several solo trips.