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Meghan Markle to donate Prince Archie's clothes and toys during tour of Africa

Archie is growing fast - what better use of his presents from the public?

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will donate presents sent to baby Archie from royal fans to families in Africa.

The Express claims Meghan resolved to re-gift surplus clothing and toys ahead of the start of touching down in Cape Town in South Africa today.

An anonymous palace insider is quoted as saying: "The Duke and Duchess were inundated with gifts for baby Archie from organisations and the general public.

"They were incredibly grateful but one little baby can only wear so many clothes and he’s growing fast!

Charities in Africa will benefit from the kind donations (Credit: Photo by Claudio Peri/AP/Shutterstock)

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"So the Duchess decided to bring a number of his presents to re-gift them to South African children and families most in need."

Meghan is also due to make a "last-minute" visit to the mothers2mothers charity, which is dedicated to preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, but her exact schedule has not been confirmed.

Africa holds a very special place in the Duke’s heart and he’s looking forward to sharing South Africa with the Duchess and their son.

It is believed she will bestow clothes, books and pens to the non-profit organisation.

Another palace source is reported to have told People magazine that the couple are "very much looking forward" to their first official tour as a family.

'I can't wait to introduce my wife and son to South Africa! We'll see all of you very soon' (Credit: SplashNews.com)

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They added: "Africa holds a very special place in the Duke’s heart and he’s looking forward to sharing South Africa with the Duchess and their son."

After touring South Africa, Harry will make solo visits to Botswana, Angola and Malawi before rejoining Meghan and their little boy.

The source added: "[The tour will] truly demonstrate the modern UK-Africa partnership in action. It’s a busy program – which is four countries in ten days.

"And obviously, we have an extra special small passenger to make things a little more lively."

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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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