Archie Harrisonis a member of the Royal Family, but he’s also just like any regular, adorable infant. Just hours after touching down in Cape Town on Sept. 23, Prince Harrytold one fan the four-month-old is too busy sleeping to join his parents at a public event right now. The reason? The overnight flight from London tuckered him out.
During a visit to District 6 Museum, which was subject to the forced relocation of 60,000 of its inhabitants during apartheid in the 1970s, Harry was approached and hugged by a former resident who asked, “Where’s Archie?”
Harry and Meghan meet Somaya Ebrahim, 81, a former District Six resident, who was in the crowds when the Queen visited in 1947 with her parents and Princess Margaret. She asked them: “Where’s Archie?” and was told “he’s sleeping!” #sussexroyaltour#RoyalTourAfricapic.twitter.com/r3LH8hyzD1
— Emily Nash (@emynash) September 23, 2019
Harry replied with “He’s sleeping,” saying the little boy was with his nanny. People reports he then told another onlooker the long flight exhausted his son. “He’s not grouchy, just exhausted,” the prince said.
The exchange happened during the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s second tour stop of the day — their first saw them dance with children and learn about South African life at an event hosted by The Justice Desk. The organization teaches children about their rights and self-awareness and safety.
It’s believed we’ll see little Archie at some point during the royal tour, which wraps on Oct. 2 in Johannesburg. A royal source previously revealed the royal pair “hope to be able to include Archie at some point in the program, but it is difficult to schedule because he is five months old.”
Harry, Meghan and Archie landed in Cape Town earlier on Sept. 23, and officially began their tour the same day. The trio will spend three days there before Harry heads to Botswana, Angola and Malawi separately. The family of three will then be reunited in Johannesburg for the end of the tour.