It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for, and it definitely delivered! Since Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and baby Archie Harrison landed in South Africa for their 10-day royal tour, we’ve all wondered when we’d get a glimpse of their four-month-old son—and on Wednesday (Sept. 25) he brought all the cuteness at his first-ever official royal outing. The Sussexes met with anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who planted the sweetest kiss on Archie’s little head, but what we really couldn’t get over is just how much the royal tot looks like his dad!
Harry and Meghan had been reluctant to commit to an outing with their little one (I mean, is anything less predictable than an infant’s moods?!), so waking up to Archie’s beyond-precious little face was the best way to start the day. The couple surprised fans on their Insta stories, sharing videos of the visit with the archbishop and his daughter, Thandeka Tutu Gxashe, alongside the caption “Arch meets Archie!” During their tea, Meghan called her baby boy an “old soul” while Thandeka said he’s sure to be “a ladies’ man.”
Just like his mom, the little one wore the perfect high-low mix—blue-and-white striped H&M overalls (they’re available for $29.99!) with a white shirt and Bonpoint socks (Meghan knows to always invest in quality accessories!). And as he giggled and babbled in classic bouncing baby form, Archie’s features were clearly on display for the first time—and it’s easy to see that he’s his daddy’s boy, from his reddish locks to his dark eyes, full lips and sweet little nose. (Some would say it’s evolution! There’s a theory that littles ones look like their dad at first so they know the baby is theirs.)
It was also Meghan’s first time meeting the Nobel Peace Prize winner, and she was clearly thrilled. The new mom was beaming in her blue and white Club Monaco dress as she carried her firstborn and bounced him on her lap. And Archie, who the couple has already said is a great traveller, was nothing short of a model guest (if not pooping up your back or spitting up on anti-Apartheid heroes is a good measure).
Prince Harry, who has made no secret of his excitement over bringing his fam to his favourite continent, was clearly thrilled to introduce his old friend to his lookalike new addition, who made history as the youngest royal ever to represent the monarchy on tour. Arch gifted Archie with a stack of signed books for his growing library. It was definitely a parade of cuteness we won’t soon forget!