Why baby Archie will make history when he embarks on his first royal tour

Baby Archie will be heading out on his first royal tour with parents Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this autumn – and he is expected to make history when he does so.


Master Archie Harrison is set to head out on his first royal tour this autumn.

It was revealed back in June that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would be heading to South Africa later this year on royal tour where they will be carrying out charity work with local communities.

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The duke and duchess also took to their Instagram account to reveal that four-month-old son Archie would be joining them during their royal tour, making it their first as a family of three.

Alongside a sweet photo of the pair on Instagram, a caption read: ‘TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited to announce that they have been asked to carry out a tour to Southern Africa this autumn.

‘The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have requested a visit to South Africa 🇿🇦 as well as The Duke carrying out visits to Malawi 🇲🇼 and Angola 🇦🇴. His Royal Highness will also do a short working visit to Botswana 🇧🇼 en route to the other countries.

‘The Duke and Duchess are really looking forward to meeting so many of you on the ground and continuing to raise awareness of the high impact work local communities are doing across the Commonwealth and beyond.

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‘This will be their first official tour as a family!’

And while parents Harry and Meghan will be busy carrying out charity work, with Harry making further trips to Botswana, Angola and Malawi while Meghan and baby Archie stay in Cape Town, it seems like baby Archie is the one who will be making history.

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At only five-months-old when the tour is set to be taken, the newest royal will be the youngest ever to take part in a royal tour, as Prince George took his first tour at ten-months-old.

We just hope we get to glimpse some cute pics of him!