Documentary on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Africa tour will ‘explain a lot’

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently announced legal action against the Mail on Sunday

Sabrina Barr@fabsab5
Friday 04 October 2019 11:52

A new documentary about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex‘s royal tour to southern Africa will “explain a lot”, according to ITV news presenter Tom Bradby.

On Thursday, Bradby tweeted that production for a documentary about the 10-day tour had recently come to an end.

The former royal reporter, who is friends with Prince Harry and his brother, the Duke of Cambridge, wrote: “Just finished filming a documentary on Harry and Meghan in Africa, I think it will explain a lot when it airs.”

No further information about the documentary, including what it will contain and when it will air, has been confirmed by ITV as of yet.

The news of the documentary comes days after Meghan and Prince Harry announced they are taking legal action against the Mail on Sunday.

In a statement released on the royal couple’s official website on Tuesday, Prince Harry said the duchess had become “one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences”.

The royal explained that legal action taken against the publication related to a specific incident, which involved the “contents of a private letter” being “published unlawfully in an intentionally destructive manner”.

“I’ve seen what happens when someone I love is commoditised to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person,” he candidly wrote in reference to his late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.

“I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces.”

The aim of Meghan and Prince Harry’s royal tour, which came to an end on Wednesday, was to focus on community and grassroots organisations, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, the environment and HIV/AIDS.

On the penultimate day of the tour, the duchess visited the University of Johannesburg to take part in a round-table discussion about gender equality in education with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).

The royal, who became patron of the ACU in January, said that when a woman is empowered, “it changes absolutely everything in the community”.

“The goal here is to be able to have gender equality, to be able to support women as they are working in research and higher roles. And also to be able to have workshops, convene things that are really helping people understand the importance of gender equality,” she stated.

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