Published On: Wed, Sep 25th, 2019

Royal tour LIVE: Giggling Baby Archie melts hearts in royal debut with Meghan and Harry | Royal | News

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have taken with them their son Archie to meet legendary anti-apartheid activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka at the Tutu Legacy headquarters. Archie’s surprise public appearance marks his first official engagement, and has been shared by Meghan and Harry on Instagram, with the couple publishing a brief video of the family’s arrival on Instagram stories. 

Prior to today, the four-month-old was seen in public only at a charity polo match in July and upon arriving in South Africa on Monday. 

The little Sussex looked all smiles as he arrived in his mother’s arms holding Meghan’s thumb in his little hand.  

Giggling Archie debuted in the royal tour wearing pale blue dungarees and white romper with matching socks. 

Today also marks Meghan and Harry’s last day together in Cape Town. 

Later today, Harry will leave on the royal charter to visit Botswana, Angola and Malawi.

Among the many royal duties he will carry out within the next few days, Harry will visit his charity Sentebale and witness the results of his mother Princess Diana’s de-mining campaign in Angola.

The Duke will join once again his wife in Johannesburg only next week, on October 1.

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As she remains behind, Meghan will have several appearances to make.

Together with the meeting at M2M, Meghan will attend an event with 12 female entrepreneurs focused on empowering women. 

Follow this live blog for updates on the royal tour.   

9.30am update: Meghan and Prince Harry shares never-before-seen video of the Duke 

Meghan and Harry shared on their official Instagram account, sussexroyal, a video portraying Prince Harry on the solo engagement he carried out yesterday. 

The caption reads: “Some behind the scenes moments from yesterday!

“The Duke of Sussex, Captain General of the Royal Marines, hit the water with the Cape Town Maritime Police Unit and members of the British Royal Marines, joining their patrols to tackle the illegal wildlife trade.

“More to come later today as The Duke and Duchess continue their tour in Capetown!”

9.10am update: Meghan opens up on Archie’s personality 

Meghan praised her son Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor during an intimate tea party she attended yesterday, it has been revealed. 

Proud mother Meghan gushed over her son Archie while she and Prince Harry were having tea with a Muslim family in the Bo-Kaap district of Cape Town.

Chatting with the family and friends of Shaamiela and Ibrahim Samodien, who hosted the royals after their visit to the historic Auwal Mosque, the Duchess of Sussex opened up on her son’s personality. 

Mrs Samodien, 63, said: “They mentioned Archie and said how wonderful he is and he’s a wonderful traveller.”  

Waseefa Majiet, a 58-year-old friend of the family, added: “Meghan was speaking about motherhood and the transition and said that Archie was a good traveller.

“She said the transition was quite smooth because he’s an easy baby and he was an easy traveller.”  

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