Baby Archie just made his first royal tour appearance in South Africa

And it's adorable.

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And it's adorable.

The Sussex family are officially on tour, with Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and of course baby Archie travelling to South Africa for the first leg of their 10-day tour.

From ripping up the royal rulebook in terms of protocol, insisting no curtsies or titles, to Meghan leaving her engagement ring at home to appear more ‘low key’, the Sussex family has been making viral news non-stop.

Today was no exception as baby Archie made his royal tour debut.

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Photos emerged of Archie accompanying the Duke and Duchess this morning, with proud parents Meghan and Harry taking to their Instagram account, Sussex Royal, to share the news.

‘Arch meets Archie!’, they captioned a photograph of baby Archie meeting Archbishop, Desmond Tutu. ‘This morning The Duke and Duchess were honoured to introduce their son Archie, to Archbishop, Desmond Tutu and his daughter, Thandeka. The Archbishop, a globally respected figure in anti-apartheid movement, is one of the world’s great champions of equality, and has spent his life tirelessly battling injustice. Their Royal Highnesses have joined The Archbishop and Thandeka to learn more about the work of The Tutu and Leah Legacy Foundation, and see first-hand how they are focussing on global awareness of the critical issues affecting the world.’

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The royal couple later uploaded another photograph of their son to their Instagram feed, with the black and white snap showing Meghan smiling as Desmond Tutu kissed baby Archie on the forehead.

‘Thank you Archbishop Tutu for your incredibly warm hospitality, Archie loved meeting you!’, Harry and Meghan posted alongside the photograph.

‘This isn’t a holiday and they don’t want it to look like one,’ a royal source told Vanity Fair of the couple’s tour.

‘This has been months in the planning and a lot of hard work has gone into the schedule. Their Royal Highnesses want to do some serious work on the ground, particularly at a community level.’

We’re wishing harry and Meghan a very happy tour!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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