Baby Archie receives traditional African name

Staff writer

The Sussexes kicked off their 10-day royal tour of Africa on Monday.

And while baby Archie has yet to make an official appearance alongside his parents, the nearly five-month-old was already honoured during Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's first visit to the Nyanga township. Following the Duchess of Sussex's powerful speech on her experience as a "woman of colour" and the importance of women's rights, it was announced that Archie would be gifted a traditional South African name from the organisation Justice Desk, which had hosted the couple for the morning.

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"When your beautiful boy was born you gave him the name Archie," explained the organisation's Jessica Dewhurst to the couple .

"The name Archie means 'bravery and strength.' So to welcome Archie home, your family at the Justice Desk has given him the traditional South African name Ntsika. This name of Xhosa African origin means 'pillar of strength.' May you always be a pillar of strength for those who need you."

Following their engagement at Justice Desk, the couple made their way to the District Six Museum in Cape Town to learn about the 60,000 communities relocated from Apartheid.

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