Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's current 10-day tour of southern Africa has given fans a chance to see them in a more personal light. And that includes, much to the delight of the internet, several moments with baby Archie, who joined his royal parents on the excursion.
On Wednesday, September 25, Markle brought Archie to his first royal engagement and revealed a nickname she has for him. According to People, the Duchess of Sussex was holding Archie during a visit with South African human rights activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu and cooed, “Say hello! Hello, hi.” Archie had a little bit of dribble spilling down his chin, and when Markle noticed it, she laughed, “Oh, Bubba!” She's heard using the same nickname again in another video posted on the joint Sussex Instagram account. That same video also included a moment when Prince Harry whispers to the baby, "You're going to meet Arch, Arch!"
The couple shared a few other images of their meeting with Desmond Tutu, and captioned one, "Arch meets Archie!"
"This morning The Duke and Duchess were honoured to introduce their son Archie, to Archbishop, Desmond Tutu and his daughter, Thandeka," the caption continues. "The Archbishop, a globally respected figure in anti-apartheid movement, is one of the world’s great champions of equality, and has spent his life tirelessly battling injustice."
Even though it's Archie's very first royal tour, both his parents noted that he's relaxed and natural in front of all the cameras. Harper's Bazaar reports that while they were having their picture taken, Prince Harry said to the cameras, "I think [Archie's] used to it already." Markle reportedly added, "He's an old soul." It looks like this whole public figure thing is coming pretty natural to him.
Fingers crossed more cute moments with baby Archie are coming on this tour soon.
Originally Appeared on Glamour