Duchess of Sussex revealed all of the engagements carried out by herself and Prince Harry in Africa over the last ten days were organised around Archie’s feeds. Pictured: Archie met Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Royal tours are normally choreographed to the last second.
But when you are taking a five-month-old baby with you, that kind of timing goes out of the window.
In fact, the Duchess of Sussex revealed, all of the engagements carried out by herself and Prince Harry in Africa over the last ten days have been organised around little Archie’s feeds.
Speaking to newspaper reporters on the penultimate day of their successful tour of South Africa, Botswana, Angola and Malawi, Meghan, 38, described the the trip as being a ‘full plate’ but thanked royal aides for being ‘really kind to me’ in taking account of her baby son’s schedule.
She also talked about being re-united with her husband, Prince Harry, last night after he concluded a six-day solo leg of the trip, saying that she missed him ‘so much’.
Smiling, the royal said: ‘It’s my first time being in this country......and Harry has continued on in a couple [of] other countries - we are reuniting today, which I can’t wait for, I miss him so much! But I think for us it has been a really special trip, because you get to see when you’re focusing on the causes that are really important to us, you can see that the impact is good, and it feels meaningful.’
Asked how it had been for them as a family, she said: ‘Oh my goodness, well, 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.’
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's successful tour of South Africa, Botswana, Angola and Malawi ends tomorrow. Pictured: The Duchess of Sussex has tied a ribbon at the site where 19-year-old Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana was murdered
The couple have been apart as Harry traveled to Botswana, Angola and Malawi alone
Royal tours are organised by Buckingham Palace at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with the couple’s private office staff responsible for organising the day-to-day actives and the pacing of them.
Never before has a baby as young as Archie been taken on a royal tour, albeit with the help of a nanny, and although neither Harry, Meghan or their staff had no idea how he would fare, he is said to have been ‘as good as gold’.
Meghan described being in South Africa, particularly as a woman of colour, as a ‘powerful’ experience and praised the diversity of the Commonwealth.
Prince Harry walked through a minefield during a visit to see the work of landmine clearance charity the Halo Trust on day five of the royal tour
'The Commonwealth is a very diverse place with 53 countries, and so being a part of this family, and the platform that comes with that, is an incredible responsibility that I take really seriously. Being able to be in Africa and South Africa - it’s my first time being in this country - has been really powerful,’ she said.
Yesterday, as Harry concluded his solo engagements in Malawi ready to fly back to