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Duchess Meghan reveals Archie went to playgroup for the first time and ‘he loved it’

The new mum shared the cute revelation when she attended the WellChild Awards with Harry on Tuesday.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual WellChild Awards on Tuesday evening, which honours seriously ill children and their caregivers and it was during the couple's first joint appearance since their Africa tour, that Duchess Meghan revealed some adorable details about their five-month-old son Archie.
Chatting to 11-year-old Milly Sutherland and her mother Angela at the event at Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, Meghan revealed she'd recently taken Archie to his first playgroup class, People reports.
"It was a lot of fun," Meghan said.
"He loved it."
Harry and Meghan chatted with 11-year-old Milly and her mum Angela at the WellChild Awards. (Image: Getty)
Speaking to press after their chat with the royals, Angela said Meghan "took him to one of those baby classes today and she said they had loads of fun together. She said it was really good fun."
Harry also confirmed that Archie has indeed inherited his red hair, telling the mum and daughter that "you can see it in his eyebrows."
"Harry said he'd had no hair for five months, but Meghan told him she had taken him to the playground and she said there were other children there with the same amount of hair or even less," Angela told People.
Milly, who also has red hair, at one point pointed to hair, telling Harry: "Snap", to which Harry laughed and asked: "Can I borrow some?"
On the evening Milly received the Most Caring Child Award, for looking after and protecting her sister Sophie, who tragically passed away in 2018 after living with Aicardi Syndrome.
Meghan and Harry arrive hand-in-hand for the annual WellChild Awards in London. (Image: Getty)
Prince Harry has been patron of WellChild since 2007 and last year both Harry and Meghan attended the awards and also chose it as one of the four charities to benefit from donations in place of gifts following Archie's birth.
During a speech on Tuesday evening, Harry reflected on how he felt during last year's awards as an expectant parent.
"Last year when my wife and I attended we knew we were expecting our first child – no one else did at the time, but we did – and I remember squeezing Meghan's hand so tight during the awards, both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day," he shared with the guests.
"And more so, what it would be like to do everything we could to protect and help our child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time.
"And now, as parents, being here and speaking to all of you pulls at my heartstrings in a way I could have never understood until I had a child on my own," he said.
Arriving hand-in-hand at the awards, Meghan re-wore her gorgeous P.A.R.O.S.H dark green dress, worn during her engagement announcement in 2017, while Harry wore a dark blue suit and light blue tie for the special event.

Their appearance on Tuesday evening comes just hours after a trailer for an upcoming documentary following their royal tour in Africa was released, which featured a previously unseen clip of Harry and Meghan sharing a private moment with Archie ahead of his big royal tour debut.
The trailer for the ITV documentary Harry and Meghan: An African Journey, showed Harry lovingly cradling Archie as Meghan strokes and plants a kiss on her son's head.
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Set to air in the UK this weekend, presenter Tom Bradby says it will document what went on behind-the-scenes of the Sussexes' 10-day tour of South Africa, Botswana, Angola and Malawi, which wrapped up at the beginning of this month, which he says was both full of passion and happiness, but also pain.
"The story of their time in Africa was of passion for their work, private happiness, but also a world of pressure and pain behind the brave faces," Tom says in the trailer.
Tom first teased the upcoming documentary on the day the Sussexes' flew out of Johannesburg tweeting: "Just finished filming a documentary on Harry and Meghan in Africa.
"I think it will explain a lot when it airs."