Prince Harry Returns to One of His Favorite Places — Without Meghan Markle

The royal groom-to-be is on a "private working trip," a palace source tells PEOPLE

Prince Harry has returned to the place where he has said, “I feel more like myself than anywhere in the world.”

The royal groom-to-be, 33, is traveling in Africa without fiancée Meghan Markle and will head to Botswana early next week.

He is there “for a private working trip,” says a palace source, seeing “organizations working in conservation, particularly those affecting wildlife, across the region.” Harry started with a visit on Monday to Chobe Game Lodge, Kasane, where he met Tshekedi Khama, the minister for environment and natural resources, conservation and tourism. Nothing else is being released about his time there at the moment.

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During what the source says is a “short trip,” the prince is believed to be spending time with two associations in Africa that he supports. He is patron of Rhino Conservation Botswana and president of African Parks.

Harry, who has regularly visited the continent since his teens, took Meghan there in August to celebrate her 36th birthday. He also sourced the central diamond in her engagement ring in Botswana.

He also took part in some elephant conservation there in 2016.

Next week, Meghan and Harry are set to step out at the honors evening for the Endeavour Fund, which Harry backs.

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