Meghan Markle 'existing, not living', Prince Harry 'wants to leave the UK entirely', while baby Archie is 'so chatty'

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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's son Archie is "so chatty".

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex opened up about their little boy’s cute traits when they introduced their five-month-old son to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter, Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe, during their trip to Cape Town last month.

A sweet clip shared during ITV's documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey - which will air in New Zealand this long weekend on TVNZ 1, Monday, October 28 at 7pm - showed Archie giggling with Thandeka as his father wiped his dribble away.

Harry said: "I think he knows exactly what's going on."

Meghan then opened up about how parenting is "a lot” but admitted she and Harry are lucky the tot was "sleeping very well".

She said: "It's a lot with a five-month-old. Life is [tiring] but I think any parent can relate to that. He’s been doing really well. He’s been sleeping really well.

"It's not lost on us what a huge and significant moment this is.

"I think Archie will look back on that in so many years and realise at the beginning of his life he was fortunate enough to have that moment with one of the most inspirational leaders of our time."

Harry revealed his son had been alert and taking in the surroundings on their royal tour, and the  37-year-old former actress - who tied the knot with the prince at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor last May - added: "He’s the happiest here. So chatty over the last few days."

Meanwhile, Prince Harry has suggested he could move to Africa with his wife and their son.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently went on a tour of the continent and in the ITV documentary, the 35-year-old royal reveals his desire to leave the UK and make a life for him, his wife and their five-month-old boy in the place where their "lives and life's work" is "focused on".

Speaking to journalist Tom Bradby, the prince said: "The rest of our lives, especially our live's work, will be predominantly focused on Africa."

Harry fell in love with Cape Town on their visit and said it would make the perfect place for the couple and their son to "base" themselves, though he admitted they are not sure where the best place for them to live would be just yet.

He added: "I don't know where we could live in Africa at the moment. We've just come from Cape Town.

"That would be an amazing place for us to able to base ourselves."

The documentary also sees Meghan - who tied the knot with Harry in May 2018 - candidly open up about how the intense scrutiny she has faced since joining the royal family has made her life more challenging.

Meghan was asked about the effect the scrutiny has had on her "physical and mental health”, to which she replied: "Look, any woman especially when they are pregnant you're really vulnerable and so that was made really challenging, and then when you have a newborn – you know…

"And especially as a woman, it's a lot. 

"So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed it's, well…

"Thank you for asking because not many people have asked if I'm ok. But it's a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes."

It's the worst reminder of her life as opposed to the best."

Her candid comments came after Harry admitted the loss of his mother Princess Diana has been "a wound that festers" in his life, especially when he is undertaking royal duties. 

He tragically lost his mother over 20 years ago when she was involved in a car crash in 1997, and he has now said that dealing with her death has been difficult, as he described his life as a royal as "the worst reminder of her life".

He said: "I think probably a wound that festers. I think being part of this family, in this role, in this job, every single time I see a camera, every single time I hear a click, every single time I see a flash, it takes me straight back, so in that respect it's the worst reminder of her life as opposed to the best."

The ITV crew followed Harry and Meghan throughout the official tour for the hour-long documentary.

Harry & Meghan: An African Journey will play on TVNZ 1, Monday 28th October at 7pm. It will be available at TVNZ OnDemand the same day at 8:35pm.

- Bang! Showbiz