The Duke of SusS3x, Prince Harry arrived at Lusaka Airport today, beginning a brief two-day visit to the southern African country.
The prince, representing the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, left at the weekend and is expected to attend a reception to celebrate UK-Zambia relations today.
He is also due to visit Burma Barracks in the capital Lusaka to commemorate World War One and Two vets from the country.
His solo trip comes less than a month after Meghan and Harry returned to Britain from their overseas tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.
Meanwhile, The Sun revealed at the weekend pregnant Meghan Markle had pulled out of the visit over concerns about the Zika virus.
Officially the trip, which was announced last week, was always going to involve only Harry, 34, but palace courtiers privately claim the couple were both due to go.
An insider said: “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.”
Meghan, 37, who is expecting the couple’s first baby in the spring, was reportedly ordered by doctors to stay away from rainforests and jungles during the trip over fears about Zika.