Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be travelling to Nigeria later this month to take part in talks on the Invictus Games, but they’ve been warned not to go on the trip

Prince Harry wearing a navy suit as he walks next to Meghan Markle who's dressed in a black dress

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been urged to “reconsider” travelling to Nigeria, but the couple seem intent on pushing ahead with their plans.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit the African country later this month to take part in talks about the Invictus Games. However, they’re ignoring safety warnings set out by the US State Department which has given Nigeria a Level 3 advisory.

A Level 3 advisory is the second highest risk level and is given out over concerns about crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping and armed gangs. The US State Department has advised Americans to “reconsider travel” to Nigeria.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the Creative Industries and Business Reception. She's wearing a sleeveless beige dress while he's in a navy suit
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will soon be travelling to Nigeria 
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
Their visit comes despite official advice 
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Former royal protection officer Dai Davies has said it seems hypocritical for Meghan and Harry to insist on visiting Nigeria after Harry has raised issues with the risk of coming to the UK. “It’s strange that he personifies the risk factors here and is willing to go to one of the world’s most dangerous countries,” he told The Express.

Dai added: “I would want to know the rationale for this visit to what is a very dangerous place.” Harry has been fighting for police protection in the UK, but his legal battle has faced a setbeck.

A judge rejected Harry’s request to appeal an earlier ruling upholding a government decision to limit his access to publicly funded security. The decision was made after Harry and Meghan stepped down from the Royal Family.
Prince Harry looking tense wearing a dark suit
The Duke of Sussex has been fighting for security in the UK 
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Meghan and Harry’s decision to ignore the warnings comes as they’ve faced criticism for their security in Nigeria. The Sussexes will reportedly receive security funded by the government of Nigeria after being invited by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa.

The security will come at a hefty price, despite Nigeria dealing with mass poverty, with an estimated 87million people living below the poverty line.

Harry and Meghan will visit Nigeria later this month to take part in talks about the Invictus Games and participate in cultural activities. They will also be meeting with service members and their families.