The Sussex Royals introduce Archie to Anti-Apartheid hero Desmond Tutu

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex take Royal baby to Archbishop
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have taken their four-month-old child Archie to meet Archibishop and human rights activist Desmond Tutu in Cape Town.

The illustrious meeting took place on Wednesday as one of the stages of the Sussex Family 10 days tour of South Africa, the first open trip for little Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor since his introduction to the public eye back in May.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have shared pictures and videos from the event on the Sussex Royal Instagram account, and in one of the photos, it is possible to see moment Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu, 87, greets the young family and gets close to Archie to plant a sweet kiss on his forehead.

The caption says: “Arch meets Archie! This morning The Duke and Duchess were honoured to introduce their son Archie, to Archbishop, Desmond Tutu and his daughter, Thandeka.

“The Archbishop, a globally respected figure in anti-apartheid movement, is one of the world’s great champions of equality and has spent his life tirelessly battling injustice.

“Their Royal Highnesses have joined The Archbishop and Thandeka to learn more about the work of The Tutu and Leah Legacy Foundation, and see first-hand how they are focussing on global awareness of the critical issues affecting the world.”

The gathering took place in the Old Granary, a neo-classical building from the early 19th century designed by French-born architect Louis Michel Thibault, which has been acting as the headquarter of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation since 2013.

The Foundation acts both as a physical venue for exhibitions and conventions about human rights and environmental issues and as an intellectual temple where people can engage in discourse and share knowledge.

The Duke and The Duchess of Sussex have often shown their appreciation for Tutu’s social engagement and his involvement in the anti-apartheid fights promoted by the late President of South Africa Nelson Mandela.

During their visit, as explained in the caption of the official pictures, Prince Harry, Meghan and Archie met with Desmond Tutu’s daughter, Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe, the chief executive of a campaign which promotes the distribution of portable desk to schools in the most poor area of the nation, the Tutu Desk Campaign.

The Duchess and Ms Tutu-Gxashe also joked about the joys and the difficulties of raising children and how used to the cameras Archie is already.

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