Harry and Meghan land in Cape Town, South Africa for a 10-day Africa tour with Archie

The duke and duchess of Sussex have landed in South Africa with an & # 39; extra special passenger & # 39; on board, while baby Archie goes with them for their first official family tour.

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Harry and Meghan arrived in Cape Town 40 minutes late after their nightly British Airways flight from London.

Radiant, Meghan, 38, was depicted with the four-month-old Archie, who was wearing a cute bobble hat for the occasion.

Harry, 34, said yesterday that they can't wait & # 39; to introduce their son to Africa before they landed in Cape Town this morning.

They said the 10-day tour is probably & # 39; livelier & # 39; would be normal, with baby Archie for the first time.

The Sussexes are going on their first official tour as a family of three, starting their journey and ending with engagements in impoverished townships in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

In between, he will visit Botswana, Angola and Malawi and leave his wife and son in Cape Town for five days, because the small propeller plane that he will travel is not child-friendly. The family is reunited in Johannesburg for the last part of their journey.

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Harry (left) and Megan (center) are pictured arriving this morning in Cape Town with their son Archie's baby

Harry (left) and Megan (center) are pictured arriving this morning in Cape Town with their son Archie's baby

The Duke of Sussex is portrayed as a smiling Meghan walks behind him with four-month-old Archie in her arms as they get off their British Airways flight this morning in Cape Town

The Duke of Sussex is portrayed as a smiling Meghan walks behind him with four-month-old Archie in her arms as they get off their British Airways flight this morning in Cape Town

Pictured today: Harry and Meghan are getting off the plane in Cape Town, South Africa

Pictured today: Harry and Meghan are getting off the plane in Cape Town, South Africa

The Duke of Sussex is portrayed as a smiling Meghan walks behind him with four-month-old Archie in her arms as they get off their British Airways flight this morning in Cape Town

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said prior to the tour last night: & # 39; Their royal highs look forward to their arrival in Africa tomorrow on their first official family tour.

& # 39; As you know, Africa occupies a very special place in the Duke's heart and he looks forward to sharing South Africa with the Duchess and their son.

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& # 39; It's a very busy program, four countries in ten days, and we have an extra special little passenger to make things livelier. & # 39;

However, it is not yet known whether the public or the media will see the little Archie, seventh in line with the throne, in person.

& # 39; We still cannot confirm anything & # 39 ;, said a spokeswoman.

The couple is flying on a commercial flight from the UK, but have decided not to arrange any official arrival.

Instead, they plan to slip through a VIP exit and go to their home for a week – presumably the residence of the High Commissioner in the city – to arrange for him and his babysitter before heading off to their first engagement.

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Due to an increase in crime and recent demonstrations against terrible levels of violence against women, the increased security situation in South Africa currently means that many of the couple's agreements cannot be announced in advance.

But in addition to venture into a township later, it can be confirmed that they will visit District Six, once home to large sections of the population of Cape Malaysia who were forcibly removed under the apartheid regime.

It is understood that Meghan and Harry are attending a cooking event where the duchess is expected to exchange the charity cookbook she published with the women of The Hubb Community Kitchen for those affected by the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower for some local recipes.

And later in the week, Meghan will attend an event with a local group helping mothers living with HIV, where she is expected to get some hands of Archie for those in need, as well as coloring books and pens.

A source said: & The Duke and Duchess were flooded with gifts for Archie's baby organizations and the general public.

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& # 39; They were incredibly grateful, but one little baby can only wear so many clothes and he grows fast!

& # 39; So the Duchess decided to give some of his gifts to South African children and families who needed it most.

& # 39; She will take a selection of clothes, books and pens to the good cause of mothers and mothers who help families with HIV. & # 39;

As revealed by the Mail on Saturday, a significant number of their commitments will focus on the issue of gender-based violence, which dominates South Africa's national agenda.

Harry, Meghan and Archie are landing in Cape Town today for their first official trip as a family of three

Harry, Meghan and Archie are landing in Cape Town today for their first official trip as a family of three

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Harry, Meghan and Archie are landing in Cape Town today for their first official trip as a family of three

The president of the country, Cyril Ramaphosa, has said publicly that it is one of the most dangerous places in the world for women to live in, which means a huge increase in violence against women.

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said prior to the tour last night: & # 39; Their royal highs look forward to their arrival in Africa tomorrow on their first official family tour.

& # 39; As you know, Africa occupies a very special place in the Duke's heart and he looks forward to sharing South Africa with the Duchess and their son.

& # 39; It's a very busy program, four countries in ten days, and we have an extra special little passenger to make things livelier. & # 39;

However, it is not yet known whether the public or the media will see the little Archie, seventh in line with the throne, in person.

& # 39; We still cannot confirm anything & # 39 ;, said a spokeswoman.

Prince Harry would be enthusiastic about the prospect of introducing son Archie during their ten-day visit to Africa

Prince Harry would be enthusiastic about the prospect of introducing son Archie during their ten-day visit to Africa

Prince Harry would be enthusiastic about the prospect of introducing son Archie during their ten-day visit to Africa

The couple is flying on a commercial flight from the UK, but have decided not to arrange any official arrival.

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Instead, they plan to slip through a VIP exit and go to their home for a week – presumably the residence of the High Commissioner in the city – to arrange for him and his babysitter before heading off to their first engagement.

Due to an increase in crime and recent demonstrations against terrible levels of violence against women, the increased security situation in South Africa currently means that many of the couple's agreements cannot be announced in advance.

But in addition to venture into a township later, it can be confirmed that they will visit District Six, once home to large sections of the population of Cape Malaysia who were forcibly removed under the apartheid regime.

It is understood that Meghan and Harry are attending a cooking event where the duchess is expected to exchange the charity cookbook she published with the women of The Hubb Community Kitchen for those affected by the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower for some local recipes.

And later in the week, Meghan will attend an event with a local group helping mothers living with HIV, where she is expected to get some hands of Archie for those in need, as well as coloring books and pens.

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A source said: & The Duke and Duchess were flooded with gifts for Archie's baby organizations and the general public.

& # 39; They were incredibly grateful, but one little baby can only wear so many clothes and he grows fast!

& # 39; So the Duchess decided to give some of his gifts to South African children and families who needed it most.

& # 39; She will take a selection of clothes, books and pens to the good cause of mothers and mothers who help families with HIV. & # 39;

As revealed by the Mail on Saturday, a significant number of their commitments will focus on the issue of gender-based violence, which dominates South Africa's national agenda.

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The president of the country, Cyril Ramaphosa, has said publicly that it is one of the most dangerous places in the world for women to live in, which means a huge increase in violence against women.

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