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Meghan talks about baby Archie on day two in South Africa

The Duchess of Sussex is one proud mother (as she should be), and she’s spoken a lot about her bundle of joy during her first two days in South Africa with husband, the Duke of Sussex.

While enjoying afternoon tea with residents of the Bo Kaap area of Cape Town, Meghan spoke of her and Harry’s almost five-month-old son, Archie Harrison. Archie keeps his parents’ attention with the Duchess remarking, Our plate is full with a 5-month-old at the moment — so busy.”

The Duke and Duchess have also praised each other’s parenting abilities with Meghan telling a group this morning at a meeting with wellness group Waves for Change that Harry “was the best dad.” Harry then said, “No, she’s the best mom.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Nyanga township in Cape Town, South Africa, on the first day of their Royal Tour. Picture by i-Images / Pool

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born on 6 May 2019 in London. He has accompanied his parents on their tour to Africa which began in Cape Town yesterday.

While his parents attended engagements yesterday, Archie wasn’t left out. The NGO Justice Desk had gifts for Archie. One of the gifts was a traditional African name which Jessica Dewhurst said, “So to welcome Archie home, your family at the Justice Desk has given him the traditional South African name Ntsika. This name of Xhosa African origin means ‘pillar of strength.’ May you always be a pillar of strength for those who need you.”

He also received a small Justice Desk hoodie.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.