The Duchess is due to give birth to her first child either later this month or in early May. Actress Angelina Jolie has been noted for her humanitarian work on behalf of a number of causes. In 2012 she was appointed a special envoy for the United Nation high commissioner for refugees (UNHCR).
According to a Royal insider, speaking to the Sunday Times, Meghan envisages a global role in the “Angelina Jolie mould”.
Meghan has advocated for a range of causes, both before and after becoming a member of the royal family.
Together with her husband, Prince Harry, she urged well-wishers to donate to specially selected charities rather than sending gifts to mark their baby’s arrival.
The couple could be sent to Africa after the birth to adopt a “bespoke” role according to Sunday Times reports.
This would likely combine promoting Commonwealth and British government interests.
The role could potentially see the Royal couple move away from the UK for two or three years.
However a decision is not expected to be made until 2020, when the couple have settled down with their new baby.
South Africa or Malawi are being investigated as possible destinations according to Royal sources.
Prince Harry in particular has a longstanding relationship with the African continent.
He spent his gap year in Lesotho in 2004, and later founded a charity in the same country.
Meghan and Harry visited Botswana together in 2017, just months before their engagement was announced.
According to reports Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, has arrived in the UK in advance of the Royal birth.