'Old Soul' Royal Baby Archie Meets Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Royal baby Archie was the star of the show as he joined parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Wednesday morning to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa.

The four-month-old royal was a hit with Tutu and his daughter, Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe, during an early morning visit to the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation in Cape Town.

Archbishop Tutu is a famous anti-apartheid campaigner and human rights activist.

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. Toby Melville/Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty

The Sussexes' official Instagram account shared a clip of Archie, Markle and Harry arriving at the foundation's headquarters. Baby Archie, wearing pale blue dungarees, can be seen smiling and gurgling on his way to what could be considered his first official royal engagement.

The Sussexes' Instagram account dubbed the encounter: "Arch meets Archie."

Harry and Meghan excitedly brought little Archie with them to the @TutuLegacy Foundation at one of Cape Town’s oldest building, The Old Granary. They were greeted by @TheDesmondTutu and daughter Thandeka. pic.twitter.com/XXHTKEChhg

— Omid Scobie (@scobie) September 25, 2019

During the meeting with Archbishop Tutu and his daughter Thandeka, proud mother Markle revealed that Archie is an "old soul" and Harry said the four month old "constantly wants to stand," reports People.

Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe also joked: "You like the ladies. He's going to be a ladies man."

Baby Archie was seen bobbing around in Markle's lap during the 30-minute meeting with Archbishop Tutu at the foundation's headquarters—a historic centuries-old building built by slaves.

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"This morning The Duke and Duchess were honoured to introduce their son Archie, to Archbishop, Desmond Tutu and his daughter, Thandeka," said the Sussexes' official Instagram Wednesday.

"Their Royal Highnesses have joined The Archbishop and Thandeka to learn more about the work of The Tutu and Leah Legacy Foundation, and see first-hand how they are focussing on global awareness of the critical issues affecting the world."

Another Instagram post shows Archie receiving a kiss on the head from Archbishop Tutu. The caption shared a message from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which reads: "Thank you Archbishop Tutu for your incredibly warm hospitality, Archie loved meeting you!"

Last week, ahead of the meeting, the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said on Twitter the archbishop saw the meeting as a "rare privilege and honor."

"Our mission is to distil the timeless wisdom of our founders, and to instil their values in new generations of leaders. We are enormously grateful to the Duke and Duchess for their love and respect for the Arch," said the Legacy Foundation's chairman Niclas Kjellstrom-Matseke.

During the visit Wednesday, the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation presented Harry and Markle with a framed photograph of Harry's mother, Princess Diana, with Nelson Mandela during Diana's visit to Cape Town in March 1997. The meeting took place just five months before Diana was tragically killed in a car accident in Paris.

Among gifts presented by the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex was a set of framed photographs of Princess Diana's meeting with Nelson Mandela in 1997. pic.twitter.com/y9w4nGp8C3

— TutuLegacy (@TutuLegacy) September 25, 2019