Baby Archie arrives in South Africa alongside parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Baby Archie, together with his parents the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, has arrived safely in Cape Town, South Africa.

The arrival of Archie Harrison Mountbatten, together with Meghan Markle, 38, and Prince Harry, 35, was confirmed this morning by royal reporter Omid Scobie.

The family has safely touched down in Cape Town for day one of their royal tour, he announced on Twitter.

They flew on an overnight British Airways flight which left an hour after its scheduled time.

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This is the first royal tour for Archie, born on 6 May, at almost five months old.

WOKINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the King Power Royal Charity Polo Match, in which Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex were competing for the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy at Billingbear Polo Club on July 10, 2019 in Wokingham, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, with their son Archie in July. [Photo: Getty]

The family will travel on a 10-day tour of Cape Town and Johannesburg, then Prince Harry will go on alone to Botswana, Angola and Malawi.

Meghan and Harry’s plans to travel to South Africa on a major overseas tour were confirmed by Nigel Casey, high commissioner to the country.

Casey also tweeted earlier today of the “perfect weather” on the morning of the royal pair’s arrival.

ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 31:  (UK OUT FOR 28 DAYS) Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Redwoods Tree Walk on October 31, 2018 in Rotorua, New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.  (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Rotorua, New Zealand, in October 2018. [Photo: Getty]

The pair’s plans for their upcoming tour were shared on the Sussex Royal Instagram account on 6 September.

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The Sussexes will focus on “community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment”, it was confirmed.

The infant’s anticipated presence on the tour was confirmed by Buckingham Palace earlier this month, although details of which engagements he will attend were not provided.

Media coverage for the tour has stepped up in Archie’s honour, with 80 travelling media accredited to cover the trip together with 300 local journalists, TV crews and photographers, according to Sky News.

Meghan and Harry have already completed one royal tour in autumn last year, travelling to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga. The Duchess’s pregnancy with Archie was announced during this time.