A pub visit, an Italian wedding and a trip to SA: Master Archie and the duke and duchess are having a busy few weeks

2019-09-20 09:43
 
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Cape Town – Master Archie's had a busy few weeks.

For the most part the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have tried to keep the littlest royal out of the spotlight – they want him to have as "normal" a life as possible to grow into the big boy he's becoming – though it turns out he's been on quite a few outings recently, even if we haven't actually seen him out and about.

TMZ recently spotted the royal with her mom and dad at The Rose & Crown in Windsor, which is not too far from Frogmore Cottage. The family reportedly "blended right in", with Harry wearing a peak cap and holding Archie in his car seat, while Meghan carried in some baby gear.

The family enjoyed the house speciality – a roast dinner – and Harry indulged in a pint or two. They were there for two or so hours, during which Meghan even changed Archie's nappy. Many didn't even notice the royal family, possibly because Archie was quiet for most of the outing.

But far less lowkey, and potentially his next engagement, may come sooner than we think, with Harper's BAZAAR confirming the Duke and Duchess landed in Italy yesterday.

The couple is reportedly attending fashion designer Mish Nonoo's wedding to entrepreneur Michael Hess this weekend. Meghan and Mish have been friends for a very long time, with the designer even collaborating with the duchess on her five-piece Smart Set capsule collection for Smark Works.

Archie hasn't been spotted yet with his parents in Rome, and according to royal correspondent Emily Andrews, mom and dad are "enjoying a bit of down-time". But we think Archie may just be out of sight.

An insider said the royal family takes Archie with them wherever they go – they don't want to be away from their baby boy – which is also why he's most definitely accompanying them on their royal tour of South Africa, which kicks off next week.

Master Archie will arrive in Cape Town, South Africa with his parents on Monday, and the insider revealed they're even "planning one or two public moments with him".

We're not too sure if he'll be popping in for a cup of tea in Bo-Kaap or catching some waves in Muizenberg with his dad, but we have a feeling his parents are going to show him around, and off, for everyone to see.

Prince Harry did, after all, express his excitement for the upcoming tour with his family.

In a special message to their followers on Instagram, Harry wrote, "I can't wait to introduce my wife and son to South Africa! We'll see all of you very soon."

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Today, we are excited to be able to announce details for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s upcoming tour to Africa! ???????????????? • In just two weeks, Their Royal Highnesses will embark on this official tour focusing on community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment. This programme has been many months in the making, and The Duke and Duchess are eager to focus their energies on the great work being done in Southern Africa. From meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu to joining ‘Waves for Change’ on Monwabisi Beach, the South Africa programme will be educational and inspiring. The Duke is especially proud to continue the legacy left by his mother with her work in Angola as he joins Halo Trust again in an effort to rid the world of landmines. HRH will also travel to Malawi where he will check in on the British Army’s partnership with African Parks and will be working on the ground supporting local communities. The Duke is particularly proud to be able to deliver an exciting new initiative, a Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy three-country partnership which he designed and consulted with Governments in Namibia, Botswana and Angola to protect forest and wildlife corridors around the Okavango Delta. The Duchess will be working with local organisations to promote women and girls’ health and education, entrepreneurship and leadership. With such a textured culture and history, Their Royal Highnesses are grateful for the opportunity to connect with those on the ground in Southern Africa and to be inspired by the work being done and learn how they can be better supported. As President and Vice President of The Queens Commonwealth Trust and The Duke’s role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, The Duke and Duchess cannot wait to meet with young leaders mobilising change and adding to the beauty of these Commonwealth countries ???????????????? • “We look forward to seeing you soon!” • Photo ©? PA images / Tim Graham - Getty Images / @Sentebale /@AfricanParksNetwork / @YouthAlert

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Compiled by Bashiera Parker (Sources: Channel24, TMZ, Harper's BAZAAR)

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