Prince Harry is explaining his “deep” connection to Africa and Botswana.
The 35-year-old Duke of Sussex left his wife, Meghan Markle, and 4-month-old son, Archie, in South Africa to embark on a solo trip to Botswana on Thursday.
Speaking with reporters, Harry opened up about his personal link to the country, saying, “I came in ’97/’98, straight after my mum died, so it was a nice place to get away from it all. But now I feel deeply connected to this place and to Africa.”
Princess Diana passed away in August 1997 when Harry was just 12 years old. Harry also used a large center diamond from Botswana on Meghan’s engagement ring, which was flanked by two diamonds from his mother's private collection.