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As the son of international Royal couple, baby Sussex is likely to have a passport full of stamps before he turns five. With a trip to Africa on the cards and family in the US, Archie has the potential to become a truly global citizen. 

Little Archie Could Be A Globe Trotter At Just 6 Months Old!

We know the Sussexes are keen to go on an extended work trip to Africa in the near future so they can promote their charity work and Britain’s image abroad and they may be bringing their young son with them. Depending on when they go, this could make him the youngest Royal to travel abroad.


Meghan is very keen to make sure young Archie is aware of his American roots, so sources suggest she also plans on flying him to the States as soon as she’s comfortable taking him on a plane. 
However, despite early preparations for an overseas trip that in the works, the Palace simply might not let The Palace  might not allow any overseas trips for baby Sussex this year as there are concerns he’s too young.

Into The Sky And Out Of The Spotlight?

Unlike most Royal trips, which require up to a year of rigorous planning, this trip is likely to be a quiet affair so Archie can get a real taste of ‘normal’ American life. We know Meghan is keen to give her son as regular a life as possible so it’s unlikely she’d want to make a big deal of her US trip with baby Sussex, but it’s hard to tell if she will actually be able to just fly over to the States and go about her business without any pomp or Royal engagements. 

Royal Trips Abroad Are Planned Months In Advance

Before a Royal trip abroad goes ahead, almost every aspect of it has to be mapped out in rigorous detail. When a trip has been agreed on, a detailed itinerary will be created.

Members of the Royal party’s travel team will go to the location to decide how everything is going to happen – they will decide dress codes, camera angles, travel time and much more.

When the actual trip goes ahead, they will be accompanied by a team of assistants, officials and nannies. When Kate and William travelled to Canada with their children in 2016, they took 12 extra people including William’s private secretary, Kate’s private secretary, a stylist, a hairdresser, an operations manager and Maria Borallo, the children’s nanny.

While this may not be necessary for a personal trip to see Meghan’s mother, a trip to Africa, especially if it is a long one will require considerable planning.

Heirs to the throne normally don’t travel together

Traditionally, members of the Royal Family left their children at home when they went on official engagements. When planes were less safe than they are now, members of the Royal Family who were close to the line of succession – like Charles and William – would not be allowed to fly together without express permission from The Queen. 


Members of the Royal party’s travel team will go to the location to decide how everything is going to happen – they will decide dress codes, camera angles, travel time and much more.

When the actual trip goes ahead, they will be accompanied by a team of assistants, officials and nannies. When Kate and William travelled to Canada with their children in 2016, they took 12 extra people including William’s private secretary, Kate’s private secretary, a stylist, a hairdresser, an operations manager and Maria Borallo, the children’s nanny.

While this may not be necessary for a personal trip to see Meghan’s mother, a trip to Africa, especially if it is a long one will require considerable planning.

Royals Have To Take Mourning Clothes With Them 

Travelling is meant to be a cheery occasion but members of the Royal Family have to be prepared for the most dreadful of circumstances. Whenever a Royal travels, they take a black mourning outfit with them in case one of their relatives dies. It might sound a bit morbid, but it means the family can be dressed appropriately when they return to the UK.

Royal children receive gifts from their host country

When Princess Charlotte visited Canada with her family in 2016, she was given a guitar, a miniature hockey stick and an array of other gifts. Some of the gifts will fly home with the children, others will be put into storage and several will be donated to children’s charities. This is one of the many things Archie can look forward to when he makes his first trip overseas!

Find out more about Baby Archie in ‘Meghan And Harry: The Baby Years’  exclusively on True Royalty TV.

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