Arch meets Archie!
The royal couple spent the first day or two attending engagements without their little boy – who they said was recovering from the long flight from London.
“He’s not grouchy, just exhausted,” Harry told well-wishers who turned up to meet him and Meg in Cape Town.
But yesterday Archie was at last chipper enough to get out and about. And he attended a very special and smooch-filled meeting with his mum and dad.
The world watched on in delight as a beaming Meghan carried her smiling and chattering baby boy in to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Theresa Thandeka, with a clearly chuffed Harry by her side.
Archbishop Tutu and Thandeka both kissed young Archie’s forehead when they met him, and the tiny guy grinned happily as this all played out.
A photo of this cute moment popped up on Instagram overnight, with Meghan and Harry confirming that their son thoroughly enjoyed his first official engagement.
“Thank you, Archbishop Tutu, for your incredibly warm hospitality,” they captioned the photo. “Archie loved meeting you!”
Full of smiles
If that wasn’t cute enough there’s also a video of the family heading into the meeting and some of what happened once they headed inside for tea.
Meghan looks so utterly happy which is lovely to see, considering the tough time she’s endured this year. She’s jiggling her baby to keep him entertained, which is obviously the best thing to do when you take your baby to a meeting.
Archie’s not the only one seen enjoying himself. Harry is full of smiles and this first work trip with his family obviously means a lot to him.
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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
Mums helping mums
Meghan also visited Mothers 2 Mothers, an initiative that trains and employs women living with HIV.
When she left that meeting, she gave the organisation two big bags of loved but outgrown clothes from Archie and her friends’ children.
“It’s so important we’re able to share what’s worked for our family and know that we’re all in this together with each other. So we wanted to share something from our home to each of yours,” Meghan said.
How cute would it be to pop some royal hand-me-downs on your bub?!
We can’t wait to see more of Archie’s cute face on this trip – and more of smiling Harry and Meg too!