Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Arrive in Africa with Baby Archie after Their Flight Was Delayed

Avid followers of the Sussex family have been looking forward to the family's Africa tour, as it makes baby Archie's very first trip to Africa. New updates now have it that the famous family has arrived, albeit on a delayed flight. 

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and their four months old son have arrived at Cape Town, reports The Daily Mirror. The report further explains that the famous trio came a bit later than expected because their flight was delayed. 

Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Their British Airways flight from London Heathrow arrived at exactly 10:45 am local time. It reportedly almost caused a dent in the family's plans for their royal tour as they landed just a few hours shy of their first official appearance during the tour. 

The Duke and Duchess looked unfazed by the delay with paparazzi snaps showing the couple smiling and talking as they received a warm welcome from the staff. 

Markle, who resigned from acting when she married the prince, was spotted carrying baby Archie. The little bundle looked very cute covered with a white shawl and with his head covered with a bobble hat. 

Meghan also kept to lighter hues wearing a light grey coat and had her hair pulled up into a sleek bun. Harry looked every bit the proud family man as he smiled happily wearing a grey suit and white shirt.

The Sussex family looked very cheerful as they arrived showing that they look forward to the 10-day visit although it will be a busy one. 

According to reports, Meghan and Harry will start their Cape Town visit with a trip to watch a workshop that teaches kids about their rights, self-awareness, and safety. It also allegedly provides self-defence classes and female empowerment training.

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Today, we are excited to be able to announce details for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s upcoming tour to Africa! 🇿🇦🇧🇼🇦🇴🇲🇼 • In just two weeks, Their Royal Highnesses will embark on this official tour focusing on community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment. This programme has been many months in the making, and The Duke and Duchess are eager to focus their energies on the great work being done in Southern Africa. From meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu to joining ‘Waves for Change’ on Monwabisi Beach, the South Africa programme will be educational and inspiring. The Duke is especially proud to continue the legacy left by his mother with her work in Angola as he joins Halo Trust again in an effort to rid the world of landmines. HRH will also travel to Malawi where he will check in on the British Army’s partnership with African Parks and will be working on the ground supporting local communities. The Duke is particularly proud to be able to deliver an exciting new initiative, a Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy three-country partnership which he designed and consulted with Governments in Namibia, Botswana and Angola to protect forest and wildlife corridors around the Okavango Delta. The Duchess will be working with local organisations to promote women and girls’ health and education, entrepreneurship and leadership. With such a textured culture and history, Their Royal Highnesses are grateful for the opportunity to connect with those on the ground in Southern Africa and to be inspired by the work being done and learn how they can be better supported. As President and Vice President of The Queens Commonwealth Trust and The Duke’s role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, The Duke and Duchess cannot wait to meet with young leaders mobilising change and adding to the beauty of these Commonwealth countries 🇿🇦🇧🇼🇦🇴🇲🇼 • “We look forward to seeing you soon!” • Photo ©️ PA images / Tim Graham - Getty Images / @Sentebale /@AfricanParksNetwork / @YouthAlert

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The tour is one that all fans of the couple look forward to even though Markle and the baby will reportedly stay back in South Africa while Prince Harry tours Angola, Malawi, and Botswana.

Not only is the visit special because it is little Archie's first but also because it holds special meaning for the Sussex couple who tied the knot in 2018.

While it is Markle's very first time in South Africa, Prince Harry is no newbie to the exotic country and Africa as a whole. His love for the continent runs deep as he finds "the people, culture, wildlife, and resilient communities" very inspiring.

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