Meghan, Harry touch down in South Africa
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in South Africa with baby Archie for their first official tour as a family.
The family arrived in Cape Town around 10:45am local time on Monday on a delayed BA flight from London's Heathrow.
Meghan was pictured beaming and carrying four-month old Archie, who was wearing a white bobble hat as she stepped off the plane.
The couple previously announced on Instagram they "can't wait" to introduce their son to Africa, which is where the couple famously got engaged.
Speaking ahead of the tour on Sunday, a spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said the couple were "very much looking forward to their arrival in Africa tomorrow on their first official tour as a family."
"As you well know Africa holds a very special place in the Duke's heart and he is looking forward to sharing South Africa with the duchess and their son."
"It is a really busy program, four countries in ten days, and we have an extra special small passenger to make things more lively."MORE: Huge stakes in Harry and Meghan's Africa tour
They have opted not to have an official arrival to the country, but intend to settle Archie down at their accommodation before attending a workshop near Cape Town later on Monday that teaches children about safety and their rights, including self-defence classes for women.
They will also tour the District Six Museum to learn about its work to reunite families forced apart by apartheid. That will be followed by a community cooking activity with former residents of District Six.MORE: Royals to spend most of tour apart
However the visit has already proved controversial as it snubs the District Six Working Committee, which represents more than 3000 families who have fought to return to the homes they were removed from by the apartheid system.
Chairperson Shahied Ajam called on Prince Harry to apologise for "the monster that his forbears created" and said he was "perplexed that the committee hasn't been invited," according to IOL South Africa reports.MORE: Archie could have starring role in royal tour
"Prince Harry is a representative of a former colonial power that was the architect of what transpired in District Six. Forced removals and the other apartheid evils had their roots in colonialism. The English don't have a good history in South Africa. They enforced and implemented segregation," he said.
"So why weren't we, as a major stakeholder, told about the visit or invited to participate? For me, that is an indication from the royal house that they are not interested in the plight of the people of District Six," he said.
The 10-day tour is the first official family trip for the Sussexes and will focus on wildlife protection, entrepreneurship, mental health and mine clearance - including a stop to a site where Princess Diana famously walked through an active landmine field.
On Wednesday, Prince Harry will leave Meghan and Archie for visits to Botswana, Angola and Malawi.
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