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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex see work supported by Archie’s special baby shower

He was safely tucked up in his home from home but Archie Mountbatten-Windsor still had a starring role on the second day of his family’s tour of southern Africa. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited one of the charities that received donations from wellwishers to mark the birth of their son in May 2019.

Harry and Meghan popped into The LunchBox Fund at Monwabisi Beach during a morning of engagements. The LunchBox Fund provides hot meals to tens of thousands of children who might otherwise not get a proper dinner during their day. The fund was one of the organisations nominated by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to receive money that was given by members of the public who wanted to support charities as a way of marking Archie’s arrival.

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And new mummy Meghan got to meet some of the ‘food mamas’ who prepare and serve the food. Local schools get stipends from the charity and with that money they can give work to women in their local communities who were previously unemployed. The women have become affectionately known as food mamas.

There was more affection on show later in the day as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex parted ways with Meghan heading back to base to see to Archie while Harry headed off to see an environmental project supported by the Royal Marines of which he is Captain General. As the couple said goodbye they shared a kiss.

The visit to the LunchBox Fund was part of a packed day for the Sussexes which also saw them learn more about the Waves for Change project which focuses on mental health. They couple also visited the Auwal Mosque, the first and oldest mosque in South Africa. You can read more about the full day of events in Royal Central’s Royal Tour Recap.

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