Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will spend this very special milestone apart

Prince Harry and Meghan are very close to celebrating the anniversary of their engagement announcement, but it seems they won’t be able to celebrate with a roast chicken…

It may feel like longer but it was only about a year ago that the world found the news that Prince Harry was engaged to Meghan Markle.

In just one year the pair have not only managed to make it official and tie the knot in May, but also announce the lovely news that they’re expecting their first child.

But it seems they sadly won’t be together on the anniversary of the day they announced their engagement, as Prince Harry will have to travel.

It was announced this week that Harry will be on in an official royal visit to Zambia on the 26th, the anniversary of their engagement announcement.

The couple recently featured in Prince Charles’ birthday portrait

Kensington Palace shared the trip details on Twitter: ‘The Duke of Sussex will visit Zambia on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th November, at the request of the Foreign Office.

‘As part of the visit The Duke will attend a @UKinZambia reception to celebrate UK-Zambia relations, and will visit Burma Barracks to attend an event commemorating WWI and WWII Zambian veterans.

‘The Duke will visit @BongoHive, Zambia’s first technology and innovation hub. The organisation provides a range of startup and tech programmes, workshops and events all focused on making Zambia Africa’s next hotbed of innovation.’

While Meghan recently joined Harry in their royal tour of Oceania, the Duchess is skipping this trip – likely because of her pregnancy.

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Meghan should be very close to entering her final trimester now as she revealed during the tour that she was four months pregnant, so it’s no wonder she’ll want to take it easy when it comes to overseas trips.

Royal fans commented on social media that they will be disappointed not to see Meghan by Harry’s side, but that s she needs to rest.

One said: ‘I understand HRH The Duchess of Sussex will not be joining him. While I’m disappointed not seeing Meghan, I hope this means a good rest and good health for her and Baby Sussex!’

Another added: ‘Yes, the Duchess needs to rest.’