MEGHAN and Harry’s son Archie made his first public appearance on their African tour when he was taken to tea with Desmond Tutu.
Archie, displaying a hint of red hair, was the centre of attention as he was introduced to the South African archbishop and his daughter Thandeka, who said of their young guest: ‘You like the ladies. He’s going to be a ladies’ man.’
The Duchess of Sussex described her four-month-old son as ‘an old soul’, while her husband said of the attention: ‘I think he is used to it already.’
Archbishop Tutu, the Nobel Peace Prize winner who was effectively the leader of the liberation struggle in South Africa during Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment, called meeting the royals yesterday ‘a rare privilege’.
The 87-year-old cleric spent half an hour with the Sussexes at his Legacy Foundation in Cape Town, where tea included cakes iced with ‘Justice’ and ‘Me Too’. Archie wore a blue-and-white £12.99 dungaree outfit from H&M — which quickly sold out online. Sitting on his mother’s lap, he squealed with delight as he saw the decorated cakes.
Later, Meghan visited the Woodstock Exchange in the city, where she brought a large holdall full of baby clothing outgrown by Archie and friends’ children, to hand over to clients of the charity mothers2mothers.
The outfits included two tiny white vests, one bearing the words The Future and another with the Invictus Games logo. ‘Here’s a few little things I thought would be helpful,’ she said.