An ‘exhausted’ Duchess of Sussex is said to have pulled out of a visit to Zambia over fears about the Zika virus.

Prince Harry will now complete the two-day tour of the African country alone while his pregnant wife rests up with her mother, who is visiting Britain.

Officially, Harry was always supposed to make the trip alone but palace insiders say that it was intended to be a joint visit, according to Daily Mail.

Meghan, 37, is believed to have been told to avoid foreign trips that risk exposing her to the Zika virus.

An insider told the Sun: ‘As far as those on the ground in Zambia were concerned both Meghan and Harry were going. But Meghan is exhausted and, understandably, expressed serious concerns about travelling to a country with even the smallest Zika threat.

‘In the end it was agreed Harry would go it alone and Meghan could rest-up and spend some quality time with Doria, who is down in the UK visiting.’

Zika can cause microcephaly for children in the womb, causing babies to be born with abnormally small skulls.

Share your comments below

  • I hope Prince Harry doesn’t catch the virus…..or be a “carrier” of it.


  • Zika Virus has terrible consequences for a baby. Not worth the risk.


  • It’s sensible to avoid this risk.


  • I would not risk it either. Hope she is well.


  • I certainly wouldn’t risk it. Good on her.


  • Good call on her behalf. Not worth the risk to yourself and your unborn baby


  • Not worth the risk in my opinion.


  • Sounds like a sensible decision, one we all should consider when pregnant.


  • Royalty or not – why would you take the risk when you have the choice not to! I definitely wouldn’t.

    • Exactly – never take risks with unborn bubs!


  • Personally I feel the palace did not have their heads screwed on properly to even suggest she should go ….seriously at least Meghan has put her foot down (or in this case up) and does not want to risk bub and will stay home and rest.


  • better safe than sorry, its been a huge tour


  • A good decision,better to be safe when pregnant!


  • I would have expected nothing less. It’s not safe for her.


  • A wise choice, any good mummy to be would want to lessen the chance of harm to her bub.


  • A made up story?!?! How can anyone think this?!?! Meghan is an elderly mother to be, 36 is no spring chicken when it comes to having a baby. A country that has a deadly disease and she wants to avoid it!?!? Seems like a decision any responsible mum to be would make. All the travelling and public appearances she’s done over the last month or so, I reckon she needs a well deserved rest


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