Prince Harry made a rare
comment about his son Archie during his poignant keynote speech on
Harry and Meghan flew to New
York City to attend the United Nations’ informal meeting held by the General
Assembly. At one point in his speech, he spoke about his memorable meeting with
Nobel Peace Prize winner, Desmond Tutu.
“On my wall, and in my
heart, every day, is an image of my mother and Mandela meeting in Cape Town in
1997,” said Harry.
“The photo was presented
to me by the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu, whose friendship and inspiration
were their own treasured gift. My wife and I had the honour of introducing
our four-month-old son to him back in 2019.”
The Duke of Sussex moreover
spoke passionately about the global challenges faced by humanity. He touched on
the dangers of climate change, the coronavirus pandemic, “weaponizing lies
and disinformation”, the war in Ukraine, and abortion laws in the US.
Prince Harry added: “We
are witnessing a global assault on democracy and freedom — the cause of
Later in his speech, the Duke
spoke openly about his love for Africa, a continent he first visited when he
was 13 years old. He sweetly recalled the time when he whisked his
“soulmate” Meghan away to Botswana on their third date.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
travelled to the East Coast from their home in California. It’s not known if
they were accompanied by their two children, son Archie, three, and
one-year-old daughter Lilibet.
Prince Harry and wife Meghan
welcomed their second child Lilibet – named after the Queen’s childhood
nickname – in June 2021 and have since kept their home life in California’s
Montecito district extremely private.
Whilst the duo rarely share
photographs of their day-to-day life, we do know that the family have their own
chicken pen and vegetable patch which they tend to with their son. Other rare
snaps indicate that the Sussexes spend much of their time walking their dogs at
the beach or cycling around the local area.