Prince Harry is to attend a charity polo match in Italy

Prince Harry??is to leave the country and travel abroad for a charity event next?week, following the arrival of his newborn son.

The Duke of Sussex, who welcomed his first child Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor with wife Meghan Markle on May 6, is heading to Rome next Friday after being in the Netherlands last week.

Harry, 34, will attend the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup, which he will compete in in Italy on May 24.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their first child together earlier this month
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the polo match last year

The event will help to raise funds and awareness for Sentebale, which supports thousands of?youth affected by HIV in Lesotho, Botswana and Malawi.

The Duke is a patron of the charity, which was founded in 2006. Last year he attended the event alongside Meghan Markle.

The visit to Italy will only be one day.

Prince Harry attended the countdown to the Invictus Games in the Netherlands last week

It was previously claimed that Harry was taking "full paternity leave", and would take two weeks off.

A friend of the prince told the Daily Express: "He doesn't need to take paternity leave because he doesn't work in the way most people do but the thinks it's a very modern dad thing to do."

Last week Harry attended the countdown to the 2020 Invictus Games at The Hague,?just three days after he became a first-time dad.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child together last week

While there, according to?Mail Online, Prince Harry spoke to former soldier Dennis van der Stroon about losing his mother, Diana, who died in 1997.?

Mr van der Stroon told the publication: "He [Prince Harry] said missing a mother is like missing some kind of security, how you need that as a son and it falls away when you lose your mother."