Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Just Did This Adorable Thing for Baby Archie

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is only four months old, and he’s already done a lot more than many of us. He’s traveled to various countries, rubbed shoulders with A-listers like Ellen DeGeneres and Serena Williams, and met the Queen of England. (!!!)

He’s also become quite the philanthropist, thanks to his parents. A new report says that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle donated thousands of dollars in their son’s name to a charity in Africa.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor | Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images

More on the donation

The money will go to the construction of a pool in Guinjata Bay, Mozambique, which sees an average of 12 drownings annually. The donation will help locals learn bow to swim.

Harper’s Bazaar reports that a swim coach named Adam Knight had started a campaign to teach 200 children to swim and train instructors, but he was short of his goal — until Markle caught wind of the campaign through social media and wanted to help out.

Knight told the outlet that he and his staff were “blown away” by the donation,” which appeared in the middle of August. But they were initially unsure of who made the contribution. It was only signed, “Archie HMW.”

“I said to my colleague, ‘That has to be Harry and Meghan,'” Knight continued. “We made some calls and were able to verify that it was from them, which is just incredible. Without that donation and support this would not be happening.”

He added, “Now that we’re able to go ahead with this, we will all be thinking of Archie when we open the pool next August. What started out as a passion project is now transforming a community and beyond.”

What else has baby Archie been up to?

Archie and his parents are currently preparing to travel to Africa for their first royal tour together, which kicks off on Sept. 23. While Prince Harry and Markle have prioritized keeping Archie out of the spotlight, it seems likely that they’ll pose for a few photos on the trip.

“From a public relations point of view the Duke and Duchess really do need to show the people Archie. He is the best ticket they have got for getting people to refall in love with them,” Editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, Ingrid Seward, told The Telegraph.

As of late, the royal couple has faced on onslaught of criticism for various things, including their use of private flights.

But even if they don’t show Archie, a lot of other things will go on during the trip.

The Sussexes’ private secretary Samantha Cohen previously told reporters that “not only will this visit serve as an opportunity for the Duke and Duchess to highlight many of the causes they have been involved with for many years, [but it will also] demonstrate a modern UK-Africa partnership in action.”

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“In just a few weeks our family will be taking its first official tour to Africa, a region of the world that over the past two decades has been a second home to me. Our team has helped create a meaningful programme that we’re so excited to share with you. On a personal note, I can’t wait to introduce my wife and son to South Africa! We’ll see all of you very soon.” – The Duke For the official tour, the family will be visiting South Africa together and The Duke will be carrying out visits to Malawi , Angola and Botswana •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Our monthly social awareness approach follows key accounts that inspire us and highlight those working towards positive change. As a lead up to the tour, for the month of September, we wish to celebrate the beauty of this wonderful continent as a whole: from local organisations working hard to better the environment, to the young leaders paving the way for a better future for the Commonwealth and beyond. These selected groups are a small representation of the incredible work being done in Africa today from countless people, local communities and organisations. To find out more about them, please consider following or supporting the below accounts: @DlalaNje @GoGooLive @YouthAlert @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust @QueensYoungLeaders @QueensCanopy @AfricanParksNetwork @DesmondTutuHIVFoundation @Sentebale @TheHaloTrust @MinesAdvisoryGroup @EveryDayAfrica @NelsonMandelaFoundationsa @NatGeo @PaintedWolfConservancy @Lewa_wildlife @AfricanWildlifeFoundation @Serengeti_National_Park @NRT_Kenya @Conservation_Lower_Zambezi @Giraffe_Conservation @VirungaNationalPark All photos used above are from accounts we are now following

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Prince Harry recently gave an update on his son

While visiting the Rugby Football Union All Schools program at Lealands High School in Luton during the week of Sept. 8, the duke shared a sweet update on his baby boy.

When one of the students asked how the 4-month-old is, Prince Harry said that he couldn’t be any better.

“He’s really well, thank you,” the duke replied (via People). “And he is getting so big.”


We’ll keep you posted with future updates on this adorable trio.