Archbishop Desmond Tutu receives royal honour from Prince Harry on behalf of the queen

Prince Harry presents Archbishop Desmond Tutu with a British medal of honour in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo: AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)
Prince Harry presents Archbishop Desmond Tutu with a British medal of honour in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo: AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

Cape Town – Prince Harry on Monday morning presented Archbishop Desmond Tutu with the insignia of an honourary member of The Order of the Companions of Honour on behalf of the queen in Cape Town.

British High Commissioner to South Africa, Judith Macgregor said; “The Arch is now a companion in recognition of a lifetime service to peace, reconciliation and human rights all around the world and for his impact on the lives of many people including in the United Kingdom.”

Harry met with Tutu to learn about the Tutu Legacy and its efforts to increase opportunities for less fortunate youths in South Africa.

On receiving the honour Archbishop Tutu said; “I have been very deeply touched. When you stand out in a crowd it's only because you are carried on the shoulders of others. Without them I would be nothing. This is their award as much as it is mine.”

Watch Archbishop Tutu speak after receiving the honour: