Prince Harry and Meghan set for Nigeria visit after duke lands in UK next month

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex -Credit:Getty Images

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit Nigeria next month, after Harry lands on UK soil to attend an event. Harry will attend a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games at St Paul's Cathedral on Wednesday, May 8 - but it is unknown if Meghan will be with him.

The couple are then set to jet off to Nigeria on invitation of the West African country's chief of defence staff - who met with Harry at last year's Invictus Games in Dusseldorf. Incepted as a sporting event for injured and sick military personnel and veterans, the Invictus Games was founded in 2014.

Harry and Meghan will meet service members and their families, while participating in traditional cultural activities according to Nigerian media. Other details on the visit are not yet known.

Local media also reported that the Defence Headquarters were 'honoured' and 'delighted' after Harry and Meghan accepted the invitation. It will come as the couple's first visit to Nigeria together.

Prince Harry is set to return to the UK for the first time since his visit to see King Charles after his cancer diagnosis in February. He is expected to give a reading at a service of thanksgiving - marking a decade since the inaugural Invictus Games London back in 2014.

It will land as his first major event that he has attended on home soil in some time. Organisers say that there is yet to be confirmation on other royals who may be attending, or if Meghan or the couple's children will be in the UK.

Actor Damian Lewis is set to recite the Invictus poem during the service, while representatives of the Games' participating nations will also be in attendance. Harry and Meghan moved to the US in 2020 after stepping away from royal duties.