Meghan Markle and Prince Harry release never-before-seen pics of romantic trip to Africa

MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry have published never-before-seen pictures of their trip to Africa to celebrate World Elephant Day - with the Duchess of Sussex receiving high praises for her photography skills.

and took Instagram by storm by publishing two pictures they took two years ago during a journey to Africa. In a post shared to raise awareness about elephants conservation on World Elephant Day, the pair published a picture of Prince Harry carrying equipment for their excursion side by side with the majestic animals. They also shared a photo of Meghan’s hands holding an elephant’s trunk. 

The pictures, which came with several more snaps of elephants in the wilderness, have been credited to “DOS © SussexRoyal” and “Elephants Without Borders (EWB)”.

The clue has led many royal fans to think they had been taken by the Duchess of Sussex.

One wrote: “Wow our Duchess is talented all around look at this dope pics, add great photographer on her resume. You go girl!”

But another Instagram user pointed out “DOS” may also indicate Duke of Sussex. 

 

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry went to Botswana together in 2017 (Image: INSTAGRAM/SUSSEX ROYAL/GETTY)

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry celebrated World Elephant Day today (Image: INSTAGRAM/SUSSEX ROYAL)

They said: “As the photos are not signed it could be the Duke that took a photo or two and the rest from EWB”.

To which the first social media user replied: “Yeah you’re right...the first photo is of Duchess Meghan’s hands so probably Prince Harry took it.”

However, one of the snaps depicts Prince Harry in the distance, leading to think “DOS” may represent both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Today’s celebration of World Elephant Day marks the second anniversary since the trip to Botswana taken by Prince Harry and Meghan as their second official date in 2017.  

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Meghan Markle is believed to have taken this picture (Image: INSTAGRAM/SUSSEX ROYAL)

The pair travelled to the African country and met with Dr Mike Chase, the founder of EWB - as they explained in their lengthy caption to the exclusive picture.

Harry and Meghan wrote: “Today is #WorldElephantDay and we are pleased to announce that since we followed our friends at @ElephantswithoutBorders (EWB) on Instagram in July, when we were celebrating the environment, you and our friend @TheEllenFund (@TheEllenShow) have spread the word and EWB have been able to help protect 25 elephants by fitting them with satellite navigation collars!

“These collars allow the team at EWB to track the elephants, as well as to learn their essential migratory patterns to keep their corridors safe and open so future generations of elephants can roam freely. In honour of this amazing support, EWB have named their most recently collared Elephant...ELLEN! We can’t wait to see where she will go! 

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Meghan Markle holding an elephant's trunk (Image: INSTAGRAM/SUSSEX ROYAL)

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Meghan and Harry also celebrated International Youth Day (Image: INSTAGRAM/SUSSEX ROYAL)

“Two years ago on World Elephant Day, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined Dr Chase to help in this conservation effort.”

In 2017, Meghan and Harry celebrated the now-Duchess’ 36th birthday with a five-day trip to Africa.

Speaking about their romantic getaway, Harry said in 2017: “I managed to persuade her to come and join me in Botswana.

“We camped out with each other under the stars. 

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The Royal Family's family tree (Image: EXPRESS)

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

“So then we were really by ourselves, which was crucial to me to make sure that we had a chance to know each other.”

This was not the only post shared on Instagram today by Meghan and Harry.

Three hours earlier, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex marked International Youth Day with another lengthy post and three snaps depicting three organisations they believe are making “impactful steps” every day to help youngsters in need. 

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Meghan and Harry visited Morocco earlier this year (Image: GETTY)

They wrote: “Today is #InternationalYouthDay where we celebrate the young leaders helping our communities at a grassroots and global level - the inspiring individuals who have the power to lead the future, and are moving the needle every single day.

“As President and Vice-President of The @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust (QCT) – an initiative that champions, funds and connects Commonwealth youth leaders working to change the world - The Duke and Duchess hope to shine a light on a few of these change making young leaders of the QCT, who are doing amazing things - not because they have to, but because they want to - a choice we all have in life.”

The three people they introduced in their post are Liz Wathuti, founder of Green Generation Initiative (GGI), Amna Akhtar and Kiran Kaur, founders of Girl Dreamer, and Andrew Bownds, founder of Eco Brixs.