Baby Archie just did his first royal engagement on tour in Africa

Catriona Harvey-Jenner
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From Cosmopolitan

It's official: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is now a working royal. At four-months-old, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's baby son has broken records by being the youngest royal ever to go on an official overseas tour.

This morning, the Sussexes took their baby to meet human rights activist Desmond Tutu. The @SussexRoyal Instagram account posted a video of the family outing on Instagram Stories, and I'm not going to lie, Archie looks absolutely chuffed to be there.

The adorable baby was dressed in a white vest with light blue dungarees over the top, and at just a few months old he's not yet boasting any hair, so we don't know whether he'll take after his dad in that department. As he was carried by his mum, Archie beamed with a wide smile, and it's enough to cause a stirring in anyone's ovaries.

In the short video clips, Prince Harry - ever the doting dad - can be seen gazing at his young son with the same kind of love and affection you reserve only for the delivery man when he brings your Domino's pizza on a Friday night.

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Footage from inside the Sussexes' meeting with Desmond Tutu reveals Meghan telling the Archbishop’s daughter Thandeka that Archie is "an old soul".

And talking about the cameras, Harry commented, "I think he is used to it already," before adding: "I think he knows exactly what's going on."

Baby Archie will remain with mum Meghan Markle in South Africa for the whole duration of the trip, while dad Prince Harry leaves them to tour Angola, Malawi and Botswana today. The decision was made not to take Archie all over Africa because it would require travelling on a small plane, which has not been deemed "suitable" for the royal baby, reported ITV.

And the Desmond Tutu introduction might not be the only thing Archie has on his itinerary today. After Prince Harry leaves his wife and son to travel to Botswana this afternoon, Meghan has an engagement planned with charity mothers2mothers, which trains and employs women living with HIV.

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The Daily Mail's royal correspondent, Rebecca English, tweeted earlier that Meghan is expected to bring some of Archie's old hand-me-downs - books and clothes - to the event, and that "there’s talk she might even bring him too!"

Fingers crossed for a double whammy of Archie in one day.

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