Botswana has played a central role in Prince Harry's fairy tale romance with American actress Meghan Markle.
It was after only two dates that the condemned king decided to take his future bride to the country to enjoy five nights of camping under the African stars.
He would later tell the BBC that he felt "the stars were aligned" when he met Miss Markle.
The couple returned again the following summer, and the state of southern Africa was still very much in their minds when the prince began to design the engagement ring: at its center is a Botswana diamond.
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But then it should be almost No wonder that an African country is the place where Prince Harry chose to escape after Meet Miss Markle.
He has previously admitted that the continent is the place "where I feel more like me than anywhere else in the world."  And he is not the only member of the British royal family for whom he has played a fundamental role.
Begins with a personal tragedy: Africa would be the place where a young Princess Elizabeth – the grandmother of Prince Harry discovers that she was now a queen.
She and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, were in Kenya on a Commonwealth tour when it was learned that their father, King George VI, had died in London.
had been enjoying a few days of rest, watching games at the now famous Treetops Hotel, just over 100 miles from the capital, Nairobi.
Kenya would have happier memories for one of her grandchildren, however.
The Duke of Cambridge proposed the then-Kate Middleton while on vacation in the East African country, admitting after having worn her mother's engagement ring in a backpack for about three weeks before choosing the perfect time to do the question.
Later, Prince William revealed that Kenya was the place where he fell in love with Africa, but he is certainly not the only country in which he feels a special connection.
In 2013, he told CNN's Max Foster that it was the place where, like his brother, he can truly be himself.
"He escapes to a different kind of world in which I am who I am normally anyway, and I can let that side, that kind of dull, slightly immature person come a little more than I normally do", he explained.
Both Prince William and Prince Harry have embarked on charitable projects in Africa.
The conservation of animals is a subject that both are pbadionate about. The Duke is a patron of the Tusk elephant charity organization, while Prince Harry is patron of Rhino Conservation Botswana.
Prince Harry also spent three weeks in Malawi during the summer of 2016, helping to move elephants more than 200 miles from the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve where he would be safe from conflict with humans.
However, the charity that seems closest to the heart of the Prince is Sentebale, which is dedicated to working with young people affected by HIV / AIDS.
It was created by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in memory of his deceased mothers, who died when they were young, and who worked with those affected by the virus, in 2006.
Since then, he has made numerous trips to check the work you are doing, as well as organize fundraising events. Back home.
The prince's love for charity is clearly returned by charity itself, who shared his own congratulatory messages as soon as the news of his engagement was heard.
However, it seems likely that it will be a few months before returning to visit them, with a wedding for May.
But Miss Markle's shared pbadion for humanitarian causes – she traveled to Rwanda with World Vision Canada in 2016 to see a clean water project – would suggest that she won. I will not be out for long.  Royalty image
Miss Markle is already firmly supporting charities and went to see World Vision's work in Rwanda in 2016
And as for the future, Prince Harry has already hinted at his hopes during an interview about his work with Sentebale at ITV last year.
"I have this love for Africa that will never disappear, and I hope that I will take it with my children as well".