Meghan gives Archie’s hand-me-downs to charity supporting mothers with HIV

The Duchess of Sussex gave gifts of baby Archie’s hand-me-downs to a charity supporting mothers with HIV, on the day her son made his royal tour debut.

Archie, who is nearly five months old, delighted royal fans and stole the show when Meghan and the Duke of Sussex took him to see Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Cape Town.

The veteran Nobel Peace Prize winner planted a tender kiss on baby Archie’s head.

Baby Archie is kissed on the forehead by Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Toby Melville/PA)

Archie was the centre of attention as Archbishop Tutu and his daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe joked about his time in front of the cameras.

Meghan said “He’s an old soul”, while Harry commented: “I think he is used to it already.”

The archbishop’s daughter also joked: “You like the ladies. He’s going to be a ladies’ man.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their son Archie with Archbishop Tutu (Toby Melville/PA)

Meghan later went on a solo visit to mothers2mothers in Cape Town, bringing with her a large black holdall full of baby clothing, including two tiny white vests, one bearing the words The Future and another with the Invictus Games logo.

“Here’s a few little things that I thought would be helpful,” she said, holding them up one by one. “The Future. And he’s outgrown his Invictus one,” she added.

Later Meghan visited mothers2mothers an Africa-based charity that trains and employs women living with HIV as community health workers.

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Meghan, dressed in a black Everlane jumpsuit, surprised the women by stepping down from her seat, calling for them to join her on the floor.

The duchess claimed baby Archie would get “crabby” if he was left in a chair.

“I can’t be the only one sitting here,” she joked, adding: “I think if Archie were here and we had all these toys in the middle and I made him sit in a chair it would be so unfair.”​

Meghan sitting on the floor at mothers2mothers (Paul Edwards/The Sun/PA)

The not-for-profit organisation trains and employs women living with HIV as frontline health workers across eight African nations.

Meghan also spoke about enjoying the pressures of being a working mother when she met inspiring female entrepreneurs at an event in Cape Town.

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Harry and Meghan with baby Archie (Toby Melville/PA)

At the Woodstock Exchange, she said: “We’re only five months in right now. Being a working mum and travelling as well with a baby, my goodness it’s a lot, but it’s all so exciting.

“There are days when it’s a lot to juggle but then you meet someone, have an impact on them and it’s so rewarding.”

The duchess with 12 female entrepreneurs during a visit to the Woodstock Exchange in Cape Town (Chris Jackson/PA)

Meghan was told about the Ladies Who Launch conversation series the hub offers, which brings together a cross-section of female entrepreneurs and investors.

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