When baby Archie descended from the plane with his parents, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in Africa, we were reminded of Princess Diana and a baby Prince Harry stepping out of a plane more than three decades ago because of one tiny detail.
The royal offspring joined Harry and his mother, Meghan Markle in their first official trip as a unit in Africa. The family of three touched down in Cape Town, their first stop of a 10-day tour and as they descended from the plane, it was as if we were taken back to 1985 when Princess Diana stepped off the plane in Scotland with a months-old Harry.
Meghan held her adorable son whose features resemble his father's. But what was even more adorable was the tribute to Harry’s mother by way of the hat Archie was wearing.
The white knit hat with a pom-pom on top was identical to the one Harry wore as Diana carried him off the plane in Aberdeen more than three decades ago. And even more ironic, Harry was about the same age as the 4-month-old Archie when he wore the same-looking bonnet.
Archie stayed out of sight during the first leg of his parents’ African tour in Nyanga to catch up on sleep. Harry told curious fans who were looking for his son that Archie was “exhausted” from the long flight.
But it didn’t take long before Archie finally made his debut and he didn’t disappoint. On the third day of their South African tour, Archie made an appearance as his parents met with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in his legacy foundation in Cape Town.
Armed with his happy disposition, Archie delighted the Archbishop and his daughter, Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe who quipped that Archie was “going to be a ladies’ man.”
A lovely black and white photo from that encounter was then shared on the couple’s official Instagram account as they thanked the archbishop for his “incredibly warm hospitality.”
“Archie loved meeting you!” they added.
Meanwhile, Archbishop Tutu told the couple during their sit-down that he was "thrilled" to meet their family and it was a "privilege and honor."