Baby Archie Makes His Royal Tour Debut
After making his public debut at his newborn christening in early July, Baby Archie has joined his parents Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in South Africa for his first official royal tour. And boy does the littlest royal seem like a whole lot of fun.
“Arch meets Archie!” the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wrote on their official Instagram alongside a photo of Harry watching as Meghan, holding Archie, introduces their 4-month-old to Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu on Wednesday.
The caption goes on to explain that Meghan and Harry are meeting with the Archbishop and his daughter, Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe, “to learn more about the work of The Tutu and Leah Legacy Foundation, and see first-hand how they are focusing on global awareness of the critical issues affecting the world.”
Their Royal Highnesses also posted a short video to their Instagram story highlights, in which the trio is seen walking to meet Archbishop Tutu and Tutu-Gxashe. Meghan is carrying Archie and the happy parents can be heard cooing at Archie before he lets out a little noise and a smile.
Another video online shows all five of them during their initial meeting, and of course all eyes are on Archie. Prince Harry even takes a step back at first so Archbishop Tutu and Tutu-Gxashe can lean in to get a better look at the baby royal. They both have huge smiles on their faces and the group can be heard laughing.
Later, journalist and royal commentator Emily Andrews shared footage from inside the actual meeting. There, the Duchess can be heard calling Archie an “old soul” to the apparent amusement of everyone in the room. After, Tutu-Gxashe jokes that Archie “likes the ladies.”
Clearly, the Sussex Royals had a good time. In a follow-up post, they shared another photo of Archbishop Tutu kissing Archie’s forehead, alongside the caption: “Thank you Archbishop Tutu for your incredibly warm hospitality, Archie loved meeting you!”
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It was initially unclear whether Archie would make an appearance on the tour, but from the looks of things it appears everyone is happy he was able to join in on the fun. Especially since, unlike another recent outing, the mom shamers have stayed quiet about the Duchess’s parenting style. A good day all around!