Royal Tour: Meghan Markle Talks to South Africa Locals, Says Archie Keeps Her & Prince Harry Busy

Former American actress, and mother of 5-month-old Archie Mountbatten Windsor, Meghan Markle details her and her husband’s experience with their son.

In a recent Instagram upload, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were seen conversing on a table with some South Africans. The Royals who are currently on tour in Africa shared their parenthood experience with the locals.

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

THE COUPLE’S AFRICAN VISIT

The family of three all took the trip to South Africa for Royal duties. As they arrived at the airport, baby Archie was captured dressed in a similar headgear his father wore as a youngster. 

The infant was seen in his mother’s embrace, and although they all traveled together as a family, the 5-month-old has been absent in his parents two-days outing.

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More images from Heritage Day in Bo Kaap. As part of their visit, Their Royal Highnesses visited the Auwal Mosque – the first and oldest Mosque in South Africa. Standing as a symbol of the freedom of former slaves to worship, the Mosque hosts events with Muslim, Christian and Jewish young leaders, and encourages friendship and understanding between South Africa's varied communities. The Duke and Duchess also got to view the first known manuscript of the Qu’ran in Africa, drafted by Tuan Guru from memory, whilst he was imprisoned on Robben Island. ••• Heritage Day celebrated the great diversity of cultures, beliefs and traditions that make up the rainbow nation. Bo Kaap streets filled with colour and music while Their Royal Highnesses were welcomed to one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Cape Town. The area has seen inter-community tension rise over the last few years, yet days like today show how faith, traditions, food and music bring people together, and celebrate the things that unite each and every one of us. #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica • Photo ©️ Shutterstock / PA images

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However, during an afternoon tea in South Africa’s capital, the proud mother expressed how she has fared handling her son so far. She explained that he was quite a handful, even though they brought their nanny along with them.

The royal couple were greatly admired and took an African name home for their son 

In her words:

“Our plate is full with a 5-month-old at the moment, so busy.”

Baby Archie wasn’t present at this event, but his parents endeavored to check on him. While the Duchess went back to see her son, his dad, Prince Harry shared an affectionate kiss with his infant.

Apart from their commitment to going round continents and fulfilling their royal duties, the duo also seems to be excellent parents. 

EVERYONE ADMIRES BABY ARCHIE

The pair was warmly received at the museum on the first day of their tour. A couple of fans gushed at their presence and even inquired after their baby’s whereabouts. Prince Harry was quick to give answers, revealing how his son was faring after the long trip.

Their son’s welfare was a top priority for the royal fans. The couple even won a name for little Archie, after their outstanding speech at Nyanga Townhall, Jessica Dewhurst, the head of the NGO, “Justice Desk” conferred an African title on the 5-month-old. 

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More from Heritage Day in Bo Kaap! In amongst the beautiful colour of the Bo Kaap houses, Shamielah Samsodian and her family also opened their doors to the Duke and Duchess, welcoming them into their home to share stories – and importantly - share their food. Happy Heritage Day! ••• Heritage Day celebrated the great diversity of cultures, beliefs and traditions that make up the rainbow nation. Bo Kaap streets filled with colour and music while Their Royal Highnesses were welcomed to one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Cape Town. The area has seen inter-community tension rise over the last few years, yet days like today show how faith, traditions, food and music bring people together, and celebrate the things that unite each and every one of us. The Duke and Duchess are so happy to have been invited to the festivities in Bo Kaap today, and were overwhelmed by the amazing welcome. #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica • Video ©️SussexRoyal

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She explained that the name bore a similar meaning to “Archie.” While “Archie” means “bravery and strength,” “Ntsika,” means “pillar of strength.”

Asides the love for Archie, some royal fans waved at the couple to show their admiration; Prince Harry also got a painting from the crowd.

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Happy Heritage Day South Africa! 🇿🇦 • Today we are celebrating the great diversity of cultures, beliefs and traditions that make up the rainbow nation. Bo Kaap streets filled with colour and music while Their Royal Highnesses were welcomed to one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Cape Town. The area has seen inter-community tension rise over the last few years, yet days like today show how faith, traditions, food and music bring people together, and celebrate the things that unite each and every one of us. The Duke and Duchess are so happy to have been invited to the festivities in Bo Kaap today, and were overwhelmed by the amazing welcome. #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica • Photo ©️ photos PA images / SussexRoyal

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Apart from traveling together, the duo also takes out time to pay attention to their child, and they stop at nothing to share their parenthood journey with the world.

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