Baby Archie Harrison made his first official royal outing today when Meghan Markle and Prince Harry took him along to meet South African civil rights legend Desmond Tutu. Baby Archie is the first biracial baby in the British Royal Family and his meeting with the anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Tutu marks a monumental moment in royal history. Baby Archie joined his parents to meet Nobel Peace Prize Winner Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah in Cape Town.
The Sussexes met the Tutus at their charitable foundation which works to promote peace and “reconnect people” in South Africa.
Fans were delighted to see four-month-old Archie out and about with his parents in public at last.
Little Archie was all smiles in his mum Meghan’s arms as Archbishop Tutu cooed over him.
So how does Archie’s big outing compare to that of his big cousin Prince George’s?
Prince George was eight months old when he embarked on his first royal tour, making his first royal trip appearance in New Zealand in 2011.
The youngster joined his parents Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William for a 10-day tour of New Zealand.
While Meghan Markle and Prince Harry did not have an official welcome at Cape Town’s airport on Monday, the Cambridge family did in New Zealand.
Although Meghan was snapped leaving Cape Town airport with Archie in her arms, it was not an official engagement.
The Cambridges on the other hand, were photo-ready when they landed in Wellington on April 7, 2014.
Kate wore a stunning red dress coat and hat while baby George looked adorable in cream.
He wore a knitted wool cardigan and cream shoes to match as he and his parents stepped off the plane.
The Cambridges were met at the airport by important New Zealand officials.
Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown and her husband Alastair Nicholson were their as were New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key and his wife Bronagh Key.
George’s first official royal tour engagement marked the start of a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia with his parents.
Archie’s outfit was distinctly more modern than Prince George’s on his first outing.
The Sussex baby wore blue and white striped dungarees over a white cotton top.