The Duke and Duchess of Sussex brought ‘a lot of toys’ and ‘home comforts’ for baby Archie on their royal tour of Africa, to keep the baby ‘comfortable the whole time’.
Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, surrounded Archie with toys and reminders of home to ensure he ‘didn’t feel like he had gone anywhere’ on their first royal tour as a family.
Royal reporter Omid Scobie also revealed that the four-month-old had enjoyed feeds looking out over Table Mountain during the 10 day trip to South Africa.
Speaking on The HeirPod podcast, he said: ‘[Meghan and Harry] brought all his home comforts with him, I heard there were a lot of toys there that they’d bought with him.’
Meghan, Harry and Archie returned from their trip to South Africa last week, after 10 days travelling through South Africa, Botswana, Angola and Malawi.
While Harry traveled across the region, Meghan stayed with her four-month-old son in South Africa in order to ‘keep him comfortable’.
Despite only making one appearance on the tour, royal reporter Omid called Archie ‘the star of the show’ in Africa.
He revealed: ‘For the first part of the trip Meghan was based at the British High Commissioner Residence at Bishops court…it’s a beautiful estate with a beautiful view of Table Mountain.’
‘Apparently Archie would have his feed looking out through window at these incredible views.’
He went on: ‘[Harry and Meghan] brought all his home comforts with him, I heard there were a lot of toys there that they’d brought with them.’
‘Just all the things that make him feel like he hasn’t gone anywhere, because you want to keep him comfortable the whole time.’
‘That’s why Meghan stayed with him in South Africa rather than join Harry on his travels.’
Archie, who is the youngest royal baby to have been taken on a tour, made one appearance, when he joined his parents to meet with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Meghan and Prince Harry appeared to be glowing with pride as an adorable Archie looks particularly excited by the cakes and cookies emblazoned with timely notes including ‘justice’, ‘faith’ and ‘me too’.
The happy youngster could be heard screeching with delight, before dribbling with delectation as he set his sights on the tasty treats in front of him.
Meghan also revealed that many of her engagements had been catered around her baby son’s schedule.
On the penultimate day of their trip, she said: ‘We’re doing well. I think the schedule — they have been very kind to me, because everything is based around Archie’s feed times. So it’s a full plate, but we’re making it work. It’s worth it.’