A few months back, rumours surfaced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were pondering a move from their London digs at Frogmore Cottage in order to relocate to Africa.
In the new ITV documentary “Harry & Meghan: An African Journey”, Prince Harry admitted that while he likes the idea of living in Africa, it’s something that simply isn’t feasible right now.
“I don’t know where we could live in Africa at the moment,” he told interviewer Tom Bradby, as reported by People. “We just came from Cape Town, that would be an amazing place to base ourselves, of course, it would. But with all the problems that are going on there, I just don’t see how we’d be able to really make as much difference as we’d want to without the issues and the judgment of how we would be with those surroundings.”
Harry, 35, added: “It’s a very hard place to live when you know what’s going on. And then you’re sort of, again, slightly disconnected from it.”
While they won’t be basing themselves in Africa, Harry declared that he and wife Meghan Markle, 38, remain committed to African conservation efforts.
“The rest of our lives, especially for our life’s work, will be predominately focused on Africa — on conservation,” Harry explained. “There are 19 more countries across this continent. There’s a lot of things to be done. There’s a lot of problems here.”
Africa, he added, has held a fascination for him since childhood.
“Ever since I came to this continent as a young boy, trying to cope with something I can never possibly describe, Africa has held me in an embrace that I will never forget,” he said. “I feel incredibly fortunate for that.”