Archie Mountbatten-Windsor had his very first royal engagement today at the tender age of four months and left enchanted royal fans in tears during his biggest public appearance so far.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry took their son to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe in Cape Town and released cute images of the occasion on Instagram with the caption: "Arch meets Archie!"
Royal fans are silent about the images that Archie showed like never before, smiling in his mother's arms.
Some even said they were crying & # 39; and that the son of the duke and duchess of Sussex & # 39; perfection & # 39; used to be.
& # 39; He's the cutest. I literally cry happy tears. Archie is so beautiful. What a happy baby too, & # 39; one fan said, while another described him as & # 39; perfection & # 39 ;.
Royal fans were delighted to see Baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor better as he accompanied his parents the Duke and Duchess of Sussex during a royal engagement in Cape Town, South Africa
Meghan, 38, laughed when a smiling Archie sat on her lap during a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife
Royal fans could not control their emotions when the family entered their engagement as a trio
& # 39; Now seriously in tears. This family is too beautiful, & another one said.
& # 39; I love the way Harry and Meghan look at him, & # 39; another commented.
Previously, fans only had a brief glimpse of Archie, including a photo call at Windsor Castle when he was a few days old, his face barely visible behind a blanket.
His first photographed public outing was a trip to see Prince Harry playing polo in July 2019, and fans were also treated to a handful of photos from his baptism that same month.
Royal fans are silent about the young baby and his parents, calling them a wonderful family and saying that the young child & # 39; perfection & # 39; used to be
Today, however, fans could see Archie smiling and laughing for the first time, while his parents Meghan and Harry walked over him.
While the couple entered the Legacy Foundation to meet the Archbishop, Prince Harry saw a smile at his son and in return rewarded with radiant grins.
Meghan was joking with the daughter of Archbishop Thandeka Tutu Gxashe that the royal child should use the cameras in his life, while Tutu Gxashe was joking that little Archie would become a & # 39; lady woman & # 39;
Meghan held Archie in her lap during a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mrs. Leah Tutu
The daughter of the Archbishop Thandeka Tutu Gxash said to Meghan: & # 39; s have cameras in my genes. & # 39;
Meghan replied: & # 39; He is an old soul & # 39; while Harry adds: & # 39; I think he is already used to it. & # 39;
The Archbishop's daughter also joked: & You love the ladies. He becomes a ladies man. & # 39;
The 87-year-old – one of the most vocal campaigners for Mr. Mandela's release from prison – spent half an hour with the couple and Archie in the historic buildings of his & # 39; Legacy Foundation & # 39; in Cape Town, the old granary – a restored 200-plus-year-old building built by slaves.
Royal fans said they couldn't handle & # 39; how cute Archie was and shared different memes to convey their emotion
Archie made his first royal engagement this morning, while royal fans are silent about how cute he was
He greeted the royal family with laughter with his daughter Thandeka Tutu Gxashe, CEO Desmond Tutu Desk campaign – creating portable desks for school children.
The basis is the global gathering point for the values of the now retired Archbishop with regard to man and the earth.
Founded by the Archbishop and his wife Nomalizo Leah, it is her mission to distil the timeless wisdom of our founders and to impart their values to new generations of leaders.
Prince Harry warmly embraced the Archbishop while Meghan watched, a hand on her son's head (photo)
& # 39; We are extremely grateful to welcome the duke and duchess in our beautiful space, and for their love and respect for the bow, & # 39; said foundation chairman Niclas Kjellstrom-Matseke.
Prince Harry last met Archbishop Tutu in November 2015 when the Queen named him honorary member of the Order of Companions in recognition of his services to the communities of the United Kingdom and international peace and reconciliation.
He also received the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to resolve and end apartheid.
The veteran Nobel Peace Prize-winning anti-apartheid campaigner – who effectively became the leader of the liberation struggle during Nelson Mandela's long imprisonment – said he & # 39; was enthusiastic about the & # 39; rare privilege and honor to meet the royal family.
Meghan whispered in the archbishop's ear as they stood out, while baby Archie rested his head on her chest, eyes closed
Harry and Meghan are on a 10-day visit to Africa with their four-month-old son Archie and later the duke will leave his family to travel to Botswana.
In the coming days, he will also visit Angola and Malawi before being reunited with his wife and child in Johannesburg next week.
During a reception last night at the residence of Nigel Casey, British High Commissioner for South Africa, the Sussex people met Tutu's daughter and told her they were looking forward to the visit.
The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, established in Cape Town in 2013, contributes to the development of youth and leadership, facilitates discussions on social justice and common human goals and makes the lessons of Archbishop Tutu accessible to new generations.
It is located in one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town and a national monument, The Old Granary Building.
Prince Harry previously met Archbishop Tutu in November 2015, when he presented him with the insignia of an honorary member of the Companions Order on behalf of the Queen, in recognition of his services to British communities and international peace and reconciliation.
The human rights activist and clergyman has had health problems in recent years and afterwards his daughter said about her father: “He is doing well. He is up and down & # 39 ;.
She added about the planned meeting with the duke and duchess: & # 39; He is looking forward to it. & # 39;
Meghan smiled when the Archbishop kissed her son's forehead this morning
Cute baby Archie sent royal fans into a frenzy this morning, as some said they & # 39; cried & # 39 ;. Meghan and Harry were delighted when the Archbishop spoke to their son
Meghan laughed as the Archbishop talked to baby Archie and Harry watched this morning in Cape Town
Speaking of Meghan and Harry, she added: & They said they were happy to be here and looking forward to meeting my father … and hopefully they have some time for a conversation. & # 39;
In the meantime, Meghan will visit mothers2mothers, an African-based charity that trains women with HIV and employs them as community health workers.
She arrived in South Africa laden with children's clothes, books, and other charity items – gifts given to their son Archie.
At another event, the duchess meets 12 inspiring women entrepreneurs when she visits the UK-SA Tech Hub.
The hub focuses on skills development, capacity building, mentoring and access to markets by helping entrepreneurs, especially women, with resources and support.
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