Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor might have only undertaken one official engagement during his parents’ current tour, but the royal is still having a big influence on the trip.
The Duchess of Sussex has revealed to reporters that much of the tour has been arranged around little Archie’s feeding times.
“We’re doing well,” the duchess said while speaking about the family’s first tour together.
“I think the schedule - they have been very kind to me, because everything is based around Archie’s feed times,” she explained.
Despite the obvious difficulties of juggling motherhood and the couple’s official engagements, the duchess went on to add how thrilled she is to be undertaking the tour.
“So it’s a full plate, but we’re making it work. It’s worth it. So, thank you!”
Archie made his official debut during an unscheduled appearance to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu last week.
The duchess also hinted that parenting duties have been keeping the couple busy, during a visit to the home of a local resident in Bo-Kaap.
"Our plate is full with a five-month-old at the moment. It's so busy!" she said.
While Meghan stayed behind in South Africa with baby Archie her husband, Prince Harry, headed off to Malawi and Angola to carry out solo engagements.
Though the duchess has been undertaking her own engagements, she was looking to the family being reunited for the final day of their tour today.
“Harry has continued on in a couple [of] other countries — we are reuniting today, which I can’t wait for, I miss him so much!
“But I think for us it has been a really special trip, because you get to see when you’re focusing on the causes that are really important to us, you can see that the impact is good, and it feels meaningful,” Meghan told reporters.
The duke and duchess wouldn’t be alone in wanting to keep baby Archie to the feeding times he’s used to while away and according to Charlotte Stirling-Reed, Nutrition Expert at The Baby Show and founder of SR Nutrition it can be a good idea.
"Holidays often lead to people being somewhat out of routine,” she said. “However, when it comes to children and their eating or feeding it is always a good idea to try and get them into a new routine or to try and stick as closely as you can to the old routine when you're away - just as Meghan and Harry have done.”
"Routines around feeding can be helpful for parents as they know just how much has been eaten, but can also be helpful for little ones to understand their cues of hunger and fullness.”
There’s another reason for keeping the same feed times while you’re away too.
"Sticking with a similar routine can often help them settle a little more on holiday," Stirling-Reed adds.