Does Archie Harrison have a signature style? Fans in South Africa seem to think so!
After being spotted wearing dungarees to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the four-month-old royal was gifted a similar pair of overalls on Sept. 30. The present was given to his mother, Duchess Meghan, while she visited custom-jeans maker Tshepo Jeanmaker in the Victoria Yards (an area of Johannesburg that has been turned into an artist’s haven).
The cute little ensemble was made out of dark denim and featured a crown logo, a symbol of the women who raised the designer, he noted.
“About 4 weeks ago I got a call from the British embassy. The Duchess of Sussex placed an order for a pair of jeans and today she came to collect them personally,” he shared on Twitter. “Surprised her with a pair of dungarees for Archie and the rest is history.”
About 4 weeks ago I got a call from the British embassy. The Duchess of Sussex placed an order for a pair of jeans and today she came to collect them personally...
Suprised her with a pair of dungarees for Archie and the rest is history#duchessofsussex#Tshepo pic.twitter.com/u9JLF9bbri
— TSHEPO JEANS (@TshepoJeans) September 30, 2019
Following a trend set by his late grandmother Princess Diana, Archie donned blue and white striped short overalls to meet Desmond and his daughter Thandeka at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation in Cape Town on Sept. 25. His adorable little outfit is available from H&M where it retails for around $30 .
Prince William was the first to be snapped in relaxed overalls back in 1983, while playing soccer in Kensington Palace. Prince Harry followed suit in 1985, during a hangout with his mom. Since then, Archie's cousins Prince George, 6, and one-year-old Prince Louis have donned overalls by Spanish brand Neck & Neck .
During the Sept. 25 visit, Desmond presented the tiny tot and Harry and Meghan with some other goodies to take home from their royal tour. The Sussex family received traditional South African beaded bracelets, portable lap desks from the TuTu Desk Campaign, which provides desks to poor children, and children's books he had written (one was signed by himself and the Dalai Lama). The package also included a very sweet gift for Harry: framed images of his mother Diana meeting late former South African President Nelson Mandela in Cape Town in 1997.
Archie also received some gifts at an event on Sept. 23 hosted by The Justice Desk, an organization that teaches children about their rights and self-awareness and safety, including a framed inscription of his traditional Xhosa name (Ntsika, meaning “pillar of strength”). He also got a pint-sized black and white rugby sweater emblazoned with the words “Be A Voice For Justice.” The shirts are sold by The Justice Desk online and retail for $35.