Prince Harry, Meghan, 4-month-old Archie meet Archbishop Tutu
London, Sep 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Royal baby Archie made his first appearance on the royal tour today when he met one of the heroes of the anti-apartheid movement, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
The four-month-old was pictured with the man known as “the Arch”, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Ahead of the meeting, Harry and Meghan shared a video on Instagram showing them carrying their son, captioning it: “Arch meets Archie!”
The couple were spending their last day together in the South African city of Cape Town before the prince sets off later Wednesday to Botswana as part of their 10-day tour of southern Africa, while Meghan will remain with Archie in South Africa.
Meghan held Archie in her arms as she and Harry were greeted by Tutu and his daughter Thandeka.
Tutu and his wife Leah had called the meeting with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex a “rare privilege and honour” in a statement issued last week by the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation.
The meeting took place at the foundation, which is housed in a historic building in Cape Town built by slaves.
“The foundation is the global rallying point for the Archbishop’s values in respect of people and the earth.
“We are enormously grateful to welcome the Duke and Duchess to our magnificent space,” said Niclas Kjellstrom-Matseke, its chairman.
On Wednesday afternoon, Meghan will then meet female entrepreneurs and investors working in technology.
In Botswana, Harry will on Thursday plant trees in the Chobe Forest Tree Reserve, visit an HIV project and dedicate an area of Chobe National Park to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, a network of forest conservation initiatives.
After stops in Angola and Malawi, he will reunite with Meghan on Oct. 1 in the South African city of Johannesburg, where they will wrap up their trip. (dpa/NAN)