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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle take baby Archie to meet Desmond Tutu on royal tour - best photos

Day three of the royal tour!

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Sharnaz Shahid
Sharnaz ShahidDeputy Online Editor
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It was an exciting day for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they met with Archbishop Desmond Tutu at his legacy foundation in Cape Town, on their third day of the tour. The royal couple were also joined by their four-month-old son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, making this his public debut on their royal tour of Africa.

Archie, dressed in £12.99 light blue striped dungarees by H&M, looked happy and content in his mother's arms as she carried him on his first official outing, documented on Sussex Royal's Instagram stories. Royal fans were also quick to point out how much he looks like his dad Harry at the same age. 

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After the meeting with the Archbishop, Harry flew to Botswana as the Duchess carried out solo engagements, visiting the Woodstock Exchange to meet female entrepreneurs working in technology. Meghan then stopped at mothers2mothers, an organisation which trains and employs women living with HIV, where she donated some of Archie's old clothes "in the spirit of community."

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Footage of Meghan and Harry making their way to see the statesman in Cape Town was first posted on the couple's official Instagram account. Here, Archie seen giving a little wave.

Meghan looked elegant in a navy and white printed silk dress by Club Monaco, while Harry donned a navy suit. 

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Archie was certainly the centre of attention as he was greeted with a gentle kiss on the forehead.

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The 87-year-old cleric spent half an hour with the couple and Archie at the historic premises of his Legacy Foundation in Cape Town, the Old Granary, a restored centuries old edifice built by slaves.

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The Sussexes joined the Archbishop, 87, and his daughter Thandeka Tutu Gxashe for tea, with Archie happily sitting on his mother's knees throughout. Meghan said of her son, "He's an old soul," while Harry said of the cameras: "I think he is used to it already."

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Meghan bounced baby Archie on her lap throughout the meeting. 

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The family were served personalised iced biscuits, made by Charly's Bakery in Cape Town, during their meeting. 

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Ahead of their tour, a royal source previously told HELLO! that Harry and Meghan hoped to include their son at some point in the programme.

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Fans were also quick to point out how much Archie looks like dad Harry at the same age. 

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The Sussexes also posted this gorgeous black and white photo of the archbishop kissing Archie's head on Instagram.

HELLO!'s royal editor Emily Nash says Harry, Meghan and Archie were given a lot of gifts by Desmond Tutu this morning, including a pair of framed photographs of Princess Diana meeting Nelson Mandela in 1997 (including one for William), a matching pair of beaded bracelets and a set of signed children's books for Archie. 

The gifts for the royal tot included Children's Bible Stories, Desmond and the Mean Word, both written by the Archbishop, a children's songbook including the work of anti-apartheid poet Patricia Schonstein & the Book of Joy, signed by the Archbishop and Dalai Lama. They also received a set of portable and recyclable lap-desks from the Tutu Desk Campaign.

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Harry departed for Botswana as Meghan carried out two solo engagements. 

Her first stop was the Woodstock Exchange. Meghan changed into her black Everlane jumpsuit, Manolo Blahnik heels and her statement gold GAS Bijoux Onde Gourmette earrings from the tour of Morocco in February. 

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The Duchess met female entrepreneurs working in technology to highlight the importance of networking between them and successful role models. 

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Meghan attended the Ladies who Launch event and discussed the importance of passing on knowledge and experiences. 

The Duchess also shared her excitement about bringing Archie on tour, telling the group: "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."

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Meghan's next stop was to mothers2mothers, a charity which trains and employs women living with HIV and supports affected families. 

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Meghan encouraged staff and clients to join her on the floor: “I just think if Archie were here with all those toys on the floor and I made him sit in the chair, it would be so unfair!”

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Meghan showed off her maternal side as she played with the children she met at the engagement. 

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Meghan brought some of Archie’s baby clothes to mothers2mothers, including a onesie saying “The Future” and his Invictus babygrow that he’s outgrown. She also brought donations from her friends with children. 

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The Duchess seemed particularly taken with one little girl, who snoozed in her mother's arms. 

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