Prince Harry, Meghan Markle’s son Archie makes appearance on royal Africa tour
It is the first time the four-month-old has been seen in public on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s 10-day tour of Africa.Updated: Sep 25, 2019 18:02 IST
The UK’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle on Wednesday introduced their baby son Archie to renowned anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Cape Town, South Africa.
It is the first time the four-month-old has been seen in public on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s 10-day tour of Africa, the BBC reported.
Archie was seen smiling in his mother’s arms and was held up on her lap.
Prince Harry and Meghan joked about their son’s time in front of the cameras as they greeted the Archbishop and his daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe.
“He’s an old soul,” said Meghan, while Harry remarked: “I think he is used to it already.”
The couple also posted a video to their official SussexRoyal Instagram account of their arrival at the meeting with the Archbishop in Cape Town, with the caption: “Arch meets Archie!”
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Arch meets Archie! This morning The Duke and Duchess were honoured to introduce their son Archie, to Archbishop, Desmond Tutu and his daughter, Thandeka. The Archbishop, a globally respected figure in anti-apartheid movement, is one of the world’s great champions of equality, and has spent his life tirelessly battling injustice. Their Royal Highnesses have joined The Archbishop and Thandeka to learn more about the work of The Tutu and Leah Legacy Foundation, and see first-hand how they are focussing on global awareness of the critical issues affecting the world. #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica • Photo ©️ Reuters
On their tour so far, the Duke and Duchess have visited South Africa’s oldest mosque and visited a charity which provides mental health support for young people.
Prince Harry will also travel alone to Malawi, Botswana and Angola, where he will pay tribute to his late mother Princess Diana’s anti-landmine campaign.
The tour is baby Archie’s first official overseas trip.