Yesterday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex introduced their nearly five-month-old son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, to Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe. Wearing blue and white striped overalls, the little prince smiled in his mother’s lap during the meeting.
According to the BBC, as the cameras flashed and Archie remained nonplussed, the Duchess joked: “He’s an old soul.” Harry added: “I think he is used to it already.” During the conversation, the Duchess doted over her son, bouncing him on her lap. “You like the ladies,” Tutu-Gxashe said to Archie. “He’s going to be a ladies’ man.”
It is the first time Archie Mountbatten-Windsor has emerged during the family’s royal tour of Southern Africa.
The Duke and Duchess shared the moment on their Instagram, Sussex Royal. “Arch meets Archie!” they captioned a photo of the renowned world leader gazing upon the newborn. “This morning The Duke and Duchess were honored to introduce their son Archie, to Archbishop, Desmond Tutu and his daughter, Thandeka.”
They also posted a second, black and white shot of the Archbishop kissing Archie on the forehead.
“Thank you Archbishop Tutu for your incredibly warm hospitality, Archie loved meeting you!” they wrote.
Their meeting lasted an hour, and the royal couple learned more about the work of the father-daughter nonprofit, The Tutu and Leah Legacy Foundation.