Prince Harry Traveling To Zambia Without Meghan Markle Amid Zika Virus Concerns

Krista Clark

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were scheduled to spend two days in Africa, but plans have changed due to concerns about the health of the Duchess of Sussex and her unborn child. Although the trip to Zambia was officially described as a solo visit by Prince Harry all along, The Sun reports that Markle had planned to travel with him until recently. That changed though because of the presence of the Zika virus in Zambia and the threat it poses to the health of the duchess and her first royal child, a royal insider revealed.

"As far as those on the ground were concerned both Meghan and Harry were going. But Meghan is exhausted and, understandably, expressed serious concerns about traveling to a country with even the smallest Zika threat. In the end it was agreed Harry would go it alone and Meghan could rest-up and spend some quality time with Doria, who is down in the UK visiting."

Markle's exact due date is not known, but has been said by the palace to fall during the spring of 2019. Many have speculated that she will likely give birth in April. If this is accurate, the birthday of the first child of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will fall in the same month as Prince William and Kate Middleton's youngest child, Prince Louis.