Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Body Language With Archie Reveals What Kind of Parents They Are

Royal fans were absolutely won over when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby Archie made an appearance during their royal tour of Africa. The couple shared photos and video of Archie’s meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter, but now fans can get an even closer look at the couple’s firstborn in the documentary Harry and Meghan: An African Journey.

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and their baby Archie | Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage

When Archie met “Arch”

The Sussexes made history by bringing four-month-old Archie for a meeting with Tutu and his daughter and the brief bit of video from the event as well as photos from their sitdown revealed the couple’s nurturing nature with their happy baby. Some behind-the-scenes footage even captured a sweet moment when Markle danced with Archie.

In the new ITV documentary about their visit to Africa, Harry and Meghan: An African Journey, fans get to see even more of Archie in an adorable moment that captured the family before their meeting with Tutu.

In a clip promoting the documentary, Prince Harry and Markle’s body language is very revealing in the small moment the family shares. Body language expert Judi James told Fabulous Digital what their gestures say about how they are as parents.

The couple are clearly caring and nurturing

James noted that there’s a lot to read into about the way the duchess tends to Archie. She explained: “Meghan looks every inch the caring, super-protective mother here as she strokes baby Archie on the head tenderly before leaning forward to plant a careful kiss.”

She continued: “A small baby’s head always looks vulnerable which would account for this reassurance ritual, but it’s not just Archie she’s signaling nurturing, protective emotions for here.”

James points to the couple’s interaction as well: “As Harry snuggles the baby against his chest his wife’s touches and pats seem aimed at him too. Harry might not seem as vulnerable as his small son but Meghan is clearly signaling a nurturing approach to both her boys here.”

Their Africa tour was revealing

Prince Harry and Markle’s tour of Africa was a special trip for their family and their body language throughout the trip reflected their solid relationship.

Body language expert Traci Brown, author of Persuasion Point, shared some insight into Harry and Markle throughout their Africa trip, explaining how Harry likes to make Markle laugh. She told Elite Daily: “They are standing in an overlapped position, and they are looking at the same spot to share a moment nonverbally. I just love how often he points at something for her to enjoy with him. He looks for the fun, and she laughs and smiles with him every time.” 

When the couple met with Tutu, their happiness about being parents was evident, according to Wood, who shared: “Her elbow-wrap hold shows her confident protection. Note how he has his arm around her and is looking into her eyes to see her happiness. They are so happy being parents.”

The documentary Harry and Meghan: An African Journey features highlights from their 10-day visit to southern Africa. Documentary host Tom Brady shared: “The story of their time in Africa was of passion for their work, pride and happiness, but also a world a pressure and pain behind the brave faces.”