Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will visit Nigeria later this month as they participate in talks about the Invictus Games and meet with service members and their families

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in South Africa

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be celebrating the Invictus Games in style later this month with a trip to Nigeria.

The couple will visit the African country to take part in talks about the Invictus Games and participate in cultural activities. Harry and Meghan will also be meeting with service members and their families.

While some have said the trip seems to be an “unofficial royal tour”, PR expert Mayah Riaz has suggested the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will turn their back on “official protocol”. She believes Harry and Meghan will show fans a more relaxed side to them in Nigeria.

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Meghan Markle and Prince holding hands during their tour of South Africa in 2019. She's wearing a long striped dress while he's in a cream suit
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will soon visit Nigeria 
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Cape Town. She's wearing a long black-and-white dress while he's in a white shirt and grey trousers
Fans can expect more casual appearances 
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Speaking exclusively to The Mirror, Mayah said: “Undoubtedly there will be all eyes on Harry and Meghan as they take their trip to Nigeria. However, this will be different to a traditional royal trip and they will want it to be so.”

She suggested: “There will be no press on the plane with them nor will they be greeted with welcoming ceremonies such as military honours or flag-raising ceremonies, which are often usual with royal visits. Where it may be similar to a royal visit will be the press following the couple around on public appearances at events and ceremonies including seeing coverage of them interacting with the public.

“As Harry and Meghan have an active interest in philanthropy and highlight important causes, we may see them visit charities, schools or other institutions working towards social causes.” Mayah also believes the couple’s outfits will differ to what fans are used to.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry waving to the cameras in Cape Town. He's wearing a white shirt and grey blazer while she's in a blue shirt
They could visit charities on the trip 
The PR expert told us: “Meghan won’t necessarily be dressing to any royal dress code. Her outfits will be carefully planned in advanced and fit to her style.

“We can expect the outfits she wears to sell out but there will be no official protocol for her to follow. Harry will be dressed down wearing a casual look and not be in a suit for the duration of his trip.

“A lot of people will compare it to a royal trip but it will have a different look and feel to it. We can expect this to be the first of many trips that Harry and Meghan make.”

Mayah Riaz is a PR expert who spoke to The Mirror on behalf of Mayah Media.