Arch meeting Archie! Surprise, surprise, surprise! Having wondered when baby Archie might make an appearance on the tour, up he popped this morning to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nobel-prize winning champion of the anti-Apartheid movement.
We saw the first glimpse through Meghan and Harry’s story on Instagram running the caption: “Arch meets Archie,” showing us Meghan carrying a gurgling boy, smiling, and laughing for the cameras. Watch it below
Archie had skipped the previous engagements, being looked after by the nanny, while Harry and Meghan took out several engagements. I personally found this unveiling of Archie introducing him to Arch on day three very fitting.
The tour marked the first royal tour as a family for Meghan and Harry, I’m very sure it was an exciting moment for them to introduce Archie to South Africa and Arch.
Here is little Archie Mountbatten Windsor, just four-and-half months old, sitting on his mother’s knee opposite one of the towering figures of the 20th century.
Meghan described Archie as “an old soul” while the Archbishop’s daughter, clearly smitten, suggested he would grow up to be a “ladies man”.
Archie spent the day smiling and laughing like a natural. Thandeka Tutu Gxashe, suggested that the boy must have “cameras” in his “genes”. His father, after all, was a much-photographed prince and his mother an American actress.
Archbishop Tutu only had nice things to say about our duke and duchess “Thank you for your concern and interest in the welfare of our people. It’s very heartwarming to realize that you really, genuinely are caring people,” he said. Harry replied: “We all try to make things better.”
A very nice family shot
The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation is a “center of knowledge and discourse, a repository for intellectual property and a platform to reconnect people to each other and to their own integrity”, it states on its website. The foundation was established by the Archbishop in 2013, who was previously selected by Nelson Mandela to chair South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
During the visit, Harry was handed two photographs – one for him and one for his brother – showing their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, pictured with Nelson Mandela in Cape Town in 1997.
The sweetest video
And another lovely post from out duke and duchess on their Instagram profile
A lovely photo
Today it’s a new piece for Meghan, although she’s turned to one of her favorite brands, Club Monaco. She wore their Dremah dress. I love the pretty brushstroke print on this midi!
Accompanied with her Manolo Blahnik BB Pointed Toe Pump in navy
And once again, she wore her turquoise Jennifer Meyer earrings.
As for Archie, he just adored the H&M light blue striped dungarees and Bonpoint socks:
A lovely engagement!