Archie Harrison’s surprise appearance today not only resulted in cute photos of the little tot, but it also gave us a rare look at Harry and Meghan as parents.
On Wednesday, the family of three paid a visit to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter, Thandeka in Cape Town, South Africa. And during the engagement, Meghan was overheard calling Archie an adorable nickname.
In video from the visit, Meghan is heard calling her son “Bubba.”
“Say hello! Hello, hi,” she says, then realizes he’s drooling. “Oh, Bubba!” Luckily, dad Prince Harry was ready to catch the dribble.
Meghan can be also heard calling Archie by his nickname in a video shared to the couple’s Instagram Story as they walked down a corridor to meet with Archbishop Tutu.
The little royal was caught chuckling when Thandeka laughed. She noted that Archie already seemed to understand her. “I think he knows exactly what’s going on,” Harry replied.
“You like me best, yes!” Thandeka said to Archie. “Oh, you like the ladies better, yeah.”
“He likes to flirt,” mom Meghan confirmed.
Harry also revealed that Archie is “so busy, constantly wanting to stand.” Meghan added, “Exploring.”
Meghan and Harry looked every inch the proud parents as they walked to the engagement, with mom carrying the four-month-old, and Harry looked lovingly at them.
Archi looked happy and content as he played his mom’s lap. And, appearing in front of cameras was no problem for him. “I think he’s used to it already,” Harry said after they were photographed. “He’s an old soul,” Meghan added.
After the outing, the couple posted a photo of Archie on their Sussex Royal Instagram account.
The caption reads: “Thank you Archbishop Tutu for your incredibly warm hospitality, Archie loved meeting you!” It was signed “The Duke and Duchess.”
Tutu gave the Sussexes a basket of gifts in honor of their visit, including a special one. They received a pair of framed photographs of Princess Diana meeting Nelson Mandela in 1997. One of them is for Harry and the other for Prince William.