During his moving keynote address on Monday, Prince Harry made a surprisingly candid remark about his son Archie.
Harry and Meghan took a plane to New York City to attend the General Assembly’s informal meeting at the UN. He mentioned his memorable encounter with Desmond Tutu, the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, at one point in his speech.
“A picture of my mother and Mandela meeting in Cape Town in 1997 is on my wall and in my heart every day,” said Harry.
“The late Archbishop Desmond Tutu, whose friendship and inspiration were their own priceless gifts, gave the photo to me. In 2019, my wife and I had the honor of introducing him to our four-month-old son.”
The Duke of Sussex also spoke passionately about the universal difficulties that humanity faces. He discussed the risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic, “weaponizing lies and disinformation,” the Ukrainian conflict, and US abortion laws.
“We are witnessing a global assault on democracy and freedom — the reason for Mandela’s death,” Prince Harry continued.
The Duke went on to discuss his love for Africa, a continent he first traveled to when he was just 13 years old, in more detail later in his speech. He fondly recalled the third date when he whisked his “soulmate,” Meghan, off to Botswana.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex left their home in California and travelled to the East Coast. It is unknown if they were accompanied by their two kids, Lilibet, who is one year old, and son Archie, who is three.
Following the birth of their second child, named Lilibet after the Queen’s childhood nickname, in June 2021, Prince Harry and wife Meghan have maintained a very private home life in California’s Montecito neighborhood.
Although the couple hardly ever posts pictures of their daily lives, we do know that they have their own chicken coop and vegetable garden, which they take care of alongside their son. Other infrequent pictures show the Sussexes spending a lot of time cycling or walking their dogs on the beach.