PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle stepped out in New York yesterday for their first joint public engagement since the birth of their daughter Lillibet in June.
But despite it being business as usual for the parents-of-two, the doting dad made sure to keep a memento of his son Archie close by with one tiny detail.
Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, yesterday visited the World Health Organization’s headquarters in New York in a trip which the couple claimed “reinforced our commitment to vaccine equity”.
Harry was seen leaving the building as he clutched onto a black laptop bag with the words ‘Archie’s papa’ embossed on the side – a sweet nod to his two-year-old son.
They also emerged carrying both WHO documents and papers featuring their Archewell Foundation branding before heading back to their hotel.
Meghan was also snapped clutching a similar folder, although it’s not known whether hers also featured the sweet silver lettering.
The mum-of-two donned an all-black turtle neck dress, along with a tan-coloured coat – accessorised with a matching bag and large black-framed sunglasses.
The jacket replaced an all-black number she wore to view a wreath at the 9/11 Museum at Ground Zero.
In a statement after the meeting, the couple wrote: “Today’s meeting was a much-appreciated opportunity to learn from some of the most-respected experts who are working tirelessly to end this pandemic.
“Building on ongoing conversations we’ve had with global leaders over the past 18 months, today further reinforced our commitment to vaccine equity.
“We’re so encouraged by the spirit of collaboration we heard throughout our conversation and are eager to do our part.”
Notable figures who joined the couple included Chelsea Clinton and Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization Stewart Simonson.
The trip marks the the first time the couple have appeared in public since the birth of Lilibet in June.
It has been reported the parents have however left their kids, Archie, two, and baby Lilibet, at their Montecito home.
Since quitting the Royal Family last year, the Sussexes have taken the world by storm, signing multi-million pound deals with Netflix and Spotify.
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And just last week the couple were featured on the front of Time Magazine as they were named as among the 100 most influential people.
Both Meghan and Prince Harry had previously been on parental leave after the birth of their daughter Lilibet – named in honour of the Queen.
Pal of the couple Scobie revealing the “thriving” couple are “really excited” about the busy schedule ahead following the end of their parental leave.
Scobie, the preferred reporter of the Sussexes – who co-authored their biography Finding Freedom – confirmed the pair will return to public life after “keeping toxicity away”.
“They’re a couple who do very well in those moments of human interaction. They need to be on the ground,” Scobie told PEOPLE.
“They say that the proof is in the pudding, and what we are about to see is that pudding.”
Meghan Markle also wore special £3k band on her ring finger alongside mysterious ‘Middle Eastern’ pinky ring in New York.
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