Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Are Reportedly Planning a Trip to the U.S. Next Year

Sounds like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, aka the Duchess of Sussex may be planning a U.S. tour in the spring of 2019!

During their first royal trip together, Prince Harry said in a speech at the British ambassador’s residence, “We’re so pleased to be here, for our first official international visit… and we hope it will be the first of many!”

“They are so excited to head to the U.S.,” a palace insider told Us Weekly, adding that this will be the royal couple’s first trip to the U.S. since they married in May.  “Meghan is looking forward to introducing Harry to everything she loves about the U.S.”

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While Kensington Palace has yet to confirm the news, the royal couple is expected to make stops in New York, Washington D.C. and Markle’s native California, Popsugar reports.

“They’re working to finalize locations and venues,” the insider said.

Their goal for the trip is to “solidify ties between the U.K. and the U.S.,” continues the source. “They want to highlight and foster these relationships.”

Us Weekly also reports that Prince Harry and Meghan will possibly visit San Francisco to meet with CEOs and female entrepreneurs in the tech industry to “encourage their involvement in the industry.”

The couple is also reportedly thinking of making a stop in Chicago to visit the Obama Foundation, and possibly even visit Canada as well.

“The Canadian Foreign Office has heard about the tour and would love to have them stop there. This may very well become a North American tour,” the insider said.

Meanwhile, the royal couple has a busy ahead of them, with a trip planned for Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand, Popsugar reports. The trip will also coincide with Harry’s Invictus Games in Sydney, where the couple made their debut as a couple in 2017.