Baby’s first tour
Meghan and Harry flew out of London on Sunday night via British Airways, arriving at their destination on Monday.
As they stepped off the plane, Archie was wearing a beanie that looks remarkably like the one Prince Harry wore during a trip to Aberdeen in 1985.
Fans of the royals spotted what they saw as a nod to Princess Diana almost immediately and were touched by the significance. They were even more thrilled, however, at being able to clap eyes on the tiny boy.
Archie is four months old now, and this is his first official tour. Unsurprisingly this trip to a whole other continent proved pretty tiring for the little guy.
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A window seat
On a walkabout, chatty Meghan and Harry told locals their baby was snoozing and recovering from the flight when they asked after the little boy.
“Harry then told another person in the crowds that the flight had exhausted their son. ‘He’s not grouchy, just exhausted,’ he said,” Hello Magazine reports.
Apparently the royal bub enjoyed looking out the window on the flight into Cape Town.
“He was staring out the window as we flew in … looking at Table Mountain,” Harry explained, Hello Magazine says.
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The second half of Day one for #SussexRoyalTour brought Their Royal Highnesses to The District Six Museum and the Homecoming Centre who are re-building their local community in Cape Town. The Duke and Duchess had a first hand look and understanding of how much of this diverse community was destroyed, with people subjected to forced relocation during the apartheid era. At the Homecoming centre The Duke and Duchess were treated to food cooked by local women that showcased the wonderful variety of recipes – and the importance of cooking to bring communities together – a topic The Duchess feels strongly about (just like Together, the cookbook from the women of The Hubb Community Kitchen which The Duchess supported this time last year). • Their Royal Highnesses have had an amazing first day in South Africa and are incredibly grateful for the wonderful welcome they have received. Thank You! Stay tuned for more updates and behind the scenes moments on tour! #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica • Photo ©️ SussexRoyal / Omid Scobie / PA images
Archie’s not only been taking in the beautiful scenery, but he’s already started making a difference to the local community by helping fund a new swimming pool.
“@LoveTheOceans have shared their joy at Harry and Meghan’s donation in Archie’s name to help build a community pool in Mozambique to teach hundreds of children how to swim,” Harper’s Bazaar’s royal correspondent Omid Scobie reported via his Twitter account.
It turns out, Love the Oceans was running a campaign on crowdfunding site JustGiving. They were £4,350 ($5,440) from their goal when a surprise generous donation popped up to tip them over the edge.
The donation – made a month or so ago – of £4,350 was in the name of Archie HMW.
Love the Oceans’ Adam Knight told Harper’s Bazaar “staff were ‘blown away’ by the donation when it appeared in mid-August, but were unsure of who the mystery donor—simply named ‘Archie HMW’—was.”
“I said to my colleague, ‘That has to be Harry and Meghan,'” Adam continued.
“We made some calls and were able to verify that it was from them, which is just incredible. Without that donation and support, this would not be happening.”
Nice one, Archie!
Loved being able to share this story. @LoveTheOceans have shared their joy at Harry and Meghan’s donation in Archie’s name to help build a community pool in Mozambique to teach hundreds of children how to swim🌊
You can still donate here: https://t.co/4AhvqRAAIk pic.twitter.com/nq8QA3LJis
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) September 22, 2019