‘Archie effect’ takes hold as royal youngster makes fashion splash on tour debut

Baby Archie Mountbatten-Windsor made his royal tour debut dressed in a pair of striped dungarees – which have already sold out in the UK online.

The £12.99 pale blue and white outfit from high street chain H&M was snapped up by followers of royal fashion as the “Archie effect” took hold.

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Baby Archie in his H&M dungarees (Toby Melville/PA)

The lined dungarees are from H&M’s Conscious range and are made from organic cotton, with straps that cross at the back with decorative buttons.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, who is nearly five months old, was taken to meet South African peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Archie, with his hint of red hair, brought back memories of Harry as a baby, with Twitter users exclaiming that the youngster was “the spitting image of his father”.

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The Princess of Wales holds baby Harry on the palace balcony in 1985 (PA)

Followers of the duchess’s fashion at Mad About Meghan wrote on their blog: “I think the little man has his mother’s eyes, otherwise he reminds me very much of a young Harry.”

Archie’s ribbed baby socks in ecru were by French fashion house for children and babies Bonpoint and cost £13 a pair.

Meghan matched the colours of Archie’s blue and white ensemble with the £232 silk Dremah dress by Club Monaco.

Meghan in her Club Monaco dress with Archie and the archbishop (Toby Melville/PA)

The dress, which is described by the brand as “Easy, breezy. A blue brushstroke pattern gives a flowing dress a distinctly spring-like feel”, is also sold out online in all sizes.

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The family of three meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Toby Melville/PA)

Harry opted for a smart navy suit with white shirt and navy tie to meet the veteran Nobel Peace Prize winner.

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