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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle post tricky quiz to 9.4million on their Instagram account

With only days to go before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex start a tour of South Africa, they have tested followers on their Royal family knowledge.

The social media savvy couple posted several questions onto their Instagram story this morning all based around their previous links with the continent.

As well ask asking how old Prince Harry, 35, was when he first visited Africa, the page quizzed: ‘How many Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiatives has the Duke of Sussex unveiled?’

The official account, which boasts 9.4million followers, also asked: ‘What month and year did Princess Diana visit HALO Trust in Angola?’

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, pictured at the wedding of their friend fashion designer Misha Nonoo in Rome yesterday, have tested their Instagram followers royal family knowledge

The couple posted the quiz ahead of their royal tour starting on Monday

The first question asked how old the Duke was when he first visited the continent

The royal couple explained the questions came ahead of their tour to Africa, left, with the first question linked to Prince Harry, right, and how old he was when he first visited the continent

Prince Harry, pictured with his father Prince Charles, first visited Africa when he was 13. He also met the Spice Girls during the trip

Prince Harry, pictured with his father Prince Charles, first visited Africa when he was 13. He also met the Spice Girls during the trip

It comes the morning after Prince Harry and Meghan attended the star-studded wedding of their designer friend Misha Nonoo in Rome.

The royal couple joined guests including Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice at the wedding, with Meghan opting to wear a £9,000 black Valentino dress.

Earlier this month, Prince Harry shared an excited Instagram post admitting he ‘can’t wait’ to return to his ‘second home’ with his wife and son.

The family will travel to South Africa on a royal tour this autumn – with the Duke of Sussex, 34, making additional trips to Angola, Malawi and Botswana alone.

It will be Harry and Meghan’s first royal tour as a family since welcoming baby Archie, now four months old, in May.

The couple shared a grid of nine colourful images featuring African wildlife, young children and locals dressed in traditional outfits.

The second question was also linked to Prince Harry

The couple also tested their followers knowledge about Princess Diana

In the other two questions followers got to prove their knowledge about the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiatives, left, and Princess Diana’s links, right, to Africa

Prince Harry has unveiled eight Queen's Commonwealth Canopy initiatives. He is pictured helping to plant a tree during the dedication of the Victoria Park Botanical Gardens in Antigua

Prince Harry has unveiled eight Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiatives. He is pictured helping to plant a tree during the dedication of the Victoria Park Botanical Gardens in Antigua 

Prince Harry is pictured during a Queen's Commonwealth Canopy project event at the Victoria Park Botanical Gardens in St John's Antigua during a tour of the Caribbean in 2016

Prince Harry is pictured during a Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy project event at the Victoria Park Botanical Gardens in St John’s Antigua during a tour of the Caribbean in 2016

Princess Diana visited the HALO trust in Angola in January 1997 where she walked through a cleared minefield in Huambo, wearing a protective visor and vest

Princess Diana visited the HALO trust in Angola in January 1997 where she walked through a cleared minefield in Huambo, wearing a protective visor and vest

Members of the family including Harry's grandmother and father were included in the quiz this morning

The Duchess of Sussex was the topic of question five

The Queen and Prince of Wales were also included in the quiz, left, and followers were also asked to remember, right, which year the Duchess of Sussex became Vice President of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust

The post was captioned with a personal message from Prince Harry, in which he wrote: ‘In just a few weeks our family will be taking its first official tour to Africa, a region of the world that over the past two decades has been a second home to me.

‘Our team has helped create a meaningful programme that we’re so excited to share with you.

‘On a personal note, I can’t wait to introduce my wife and son to South Africa! We’ll see all of you very soon.’

Harry has travelled widely across Africa and jointly founded the charity Sentebale in 2006, to help support children affected by HIV, after spending a gap year in Lesotho.

Another Instagram post detailing the royal visit’s itinerary shows a picture of the smiling couple, followed by a photo of Harry’s late mother Princess Diana meeting landmine survivors in Angola in 1997.

Baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will join his parents on the trip to South Africa this Monday. The family are pictured in May, after his birth

Baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will join his parents on the trip to South Africa this Monday. The family are pictured in May, after his birth

The Sussexes asked who was the last Royal Family member to visit Africa

The couple also asked what Sentebale means in the tricky quiz

The sixth and seventh questions in the tricky quiz focused on past tours to Africa, left, and the word Sentebale. This is also the name of a charity Harry co-founded in 2006, to help support children affected by HIV

In question six the Sussexes asked who the last royal family member was to visit Africa, with the answer being Sophie Wessex. The Countess, pictured dancing with the RefuSHE Girls Empowerment Program, has just been on a two-day trip to Kenya

In question six the Sussexes asked who the last royal family member was to visit Africa, with the answer being Sophie Wessex. The Countess, pictured dancing with the RefuSHE Girls Empowerment Program, has just been on a two-day trip to Kenya

Followers were also asked what the first country to be visited on the tour would be

Prince Harry and Meghan signed off by saying 'We look forward to seeing you soon'

The final question, left, before the couple signed off on Instagram stories, right, was asking what would be the first stop on the trip which starts on Monday

Diana famously walked through a cleared minefield in Huambo, clad in a protective visor and vest to campaign for a worldwide ban on mines.

More than one million landmines were planted during Angola’s 27-year civil war, which started immediately after independence in 1975.

Diana was killed in a car accident shortly after her trip, when Harry was 12 and his brother William – now second in line of succession to the throne – was 15.

What did the Sussex Royal Instagram ask in their royal quiz?

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked three questions on their Instagram account this morning. 

It comes days ahead of the couple’s trip to South Africa. 

1- How old was The Duke of Sussex when he first visited the continent of Africa?

2- How many Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiatives has the Duke of Sussex unveiled?

3- What month and year did Princess Diana visit HALO Trust in Angola?

4- Which Royal Family member made the below speech in South Africa on their 21st birthday?

5- In what year did the Duchess of Sussex become Vice President of the Queens Commonwealth Trust?

6- Who was the last Royal Family member to visit Africa on a Royal tour?

7- What does ‘Sentebale’ mean?

8- What is the first country The Duke and Duchess will visit officially as a family?

ANSWERS: 13, eight, January 1997,  the Queen, 2019, Countess of Wessex, ‘Forget Me Not’ in Sesotho and South Africa

Harry, 35, will follow in his mother’s footsteps with a stop in Angola next week, when he is scheduled to visit another minefield in Huambo and remotely detonate a mine in the south of the country.

He will also travel to Botswana and Malawi to promote conservation work and HIV prevention projects. 

Meanwhile, mother and baby will remain in South Africa, where the Duchess will undertake various activities to raise awareness about women’s rights.

The couple, who had a trip to Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji last year, have kept a low profile since the birth of their son.

After the first five months of his life were spent largely shielded from the public eye, baby Archie will become one of the youngest royals to take part in an official visit.

Prince William’s son George, six, accompanied his parents to Australia and New Zealand when he was eight months old. 

Harry and Meghan holidayed in Botswana together in 2016, only weeks after their first date.

‘I managed to persuade her to come and join me in Botswana. And we camped out with each other under the stars,’ Harry told the BBC during an interview with the couple after their engagement.

‘She came and joined me for five days out there, which was absolutely fantastic.’

Though they have since returned to Botswana as a couple, Meghan is not expected to accompany the Duke to Chobe National Park next week.

In South Africa, the family will meet Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu and Graca Machel, widow of the country’s first black president Nelson Mandela.

Halfway through the quiz, followers were asked which royal made a speech in South Africa on their 21st birthday. The answer was the Queen, who is pictured in Cape Town in 1947

Halfway through the quiz, followers were asked which royal made a speech in South Africa on their 21st birthday. The answer was the Queen, who is pictured in Cape Town in 1947

Prince Harry and Meghan, pictured in Sydney during their Autumn tour last year, have strong links to Africa and holidayed in Botswana together in 2016, only weeks after their first date

Prince Harry and Meghan, pictured in Sydney during their Autumn tour last year, have strong links to Africa and holidayed in Botswana together in 2016, only weeks after their first date

Tutu and his wife have described their meeting with the Duke and Duchess next week as a ‘rare privilege and honour’.

Yesterday royal commentator Ingrid Seward claimed the Duke and Duchess ‘know their royal tour of Africa has to be a success’ to turn the tide of bad publicity.

She told Vanity Fair that Meghan and Harry feel the tour is a chance to redeem themselves, saying: ‘They and their aides know this tour has to be a success, and everything has been planned meticulously so there is no margin for error.’ 

Ms Seward also suggested little Archie, who has only been seen a handful of times since his birth in May will be ‘key player’ in this.

‘People will want to see baby Archie who could be the key player in this. I think if they show as a glimpse of Archie it could turn things around for the Sussexes.’ 

The couple have faced backlash over their use of private jets over the summer, flying to Italy on what is their ninth plane journey in just over six weeks.

The Sussexes attracted scorn last month for catching four private flights in 11 days to Ibiza and Nice, despite their vociferous campaigning on environmental issues.

There are about 20 commercial flights daily from London Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Southend, City and Stansted to Rome’s two airports, Fiumicino and Ciampino.

Prince Harry shared an excited Instagram post on the couple's Sussex Royal page ahead of their trip to Africa, admitting he 'can't wait' to return to his 'second home' with his wife and son

Prince Harry shared an excited Instagram post on the couple’s Sussex Royal page ahead of their trip to Africa, admitting he ‘can’t wait’ to return to his ‘second home’ with his wife and son

The post was captioned with a personal message from Prince Harry which hinted at a 'meaningful programme' for the couple during the trip

The post was captioned with a personal message from Prince Harry which hinted at a ‘meaningful programme’ for the couple during the trip

They came under fire for taking private flights after previously claiming they will have a maximum of two children to avoid damaging the environment.

In order to ensure the royal tour of Africa runs smoothly, the couple will be travelling with their all-female team of staff.

They are said to have paid private for their new private secretary Fiona Mcilwham so she can learn the ins and outs from the departing Samantha Cohen, who is set to leave the household after 15 years of working for the royal family.

Seward suggested it was important the couple ‘clawed back some goodwill’ on the tour.

The couple have said they want as little fuss and formality as possible on the jam-pakced tour, which will see them travel across will go to Angola and Malawi and make a short working visit to Botswana within the 10 day trip.

A statement released by the palace in June said: ‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will undertake an official visit to South Africa this Autumn at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

‘In addition, The Duke of Sussex will visit Angola and Malawi at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

‘His Royal Highness will also undertake a working visit to Botswana while in the region. Further details will be advised in due course.’

South Africa’s British High Commissioner Nigel Casey said the trip to the country would be a ‘short one’, adding: ‘That’s great news for us, and I predict it’s also good news for the South African economy.

What are the answers to Harry and Meghan’s Instagram quiz? 

The Sussexes tested their followers knowledge about the royal family in an eight-question quiz this morning. 

Here are the answers:

1 How old was The Duke of Sussex when he first visited the continent of Africa?

Prince Harry was 13 when he first visited Africa with his father, Prince Charles. During the international trip the teenager also met the Spice Girls.

2- How many Queens Commonwealth Canopy initiatives has the Duke of Sussex unveiled?

Known for his charity work, the Duke has unveiled eight initiatives. The Queens Commonwealth Canopy is a network of forest conservation, involving all 53 countries of the Commonwealth, and was launched in 2015.

3- What month and year did Princess Diana visit HALO Trust in Angola? 

Princess Diana famously visited the HALO Trust in Angola in January 1997. While there she walked through a cleared minefield in Huambo and met survivors of the mines. 

4- Which Royal Family member made the below speech in South Africa on their 21st birthday?

The Queen is the royal who made a 21st birthday speech from South Africa. Her majesty celebrated this occasion in 1947. 

5- In what year did the Duchess of Sussex become Vice President of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust?

Meghan Markle was made Vice President of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust in March of this year. In the role she will particularly highlight the Trust’s work in supporting women and girls.

6- Who was the last Royal Family member to visit Africa on a Royal tour?

The Countess of Wessex was the last royal to visit Africa. Sophie Wessex has been in Kenya this week. During the two-day trip she met refugee women and girls in Nairobi.

7- What does ‘Sentebale’ mean?

Sentebale means ‘forget me not’ in Sesotho and is the name of a charity founded by Prince Harry in 2006, to help support children affected by HIV. 

8- What is the first country The Duke and Duchess will visit officially as a family?

The Duke and Duchess, along with baby Archie are due to start their 10-day tour of Africa on Monday. The first stop, where Meghan and her four-month-old son will stay, is South Africa.

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