The special meaning behind baby Archie’s Xhosa name – and how to pronounce it

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited The Justice Desk, a NGO in Nyanga (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited The Justice Desk, a NGO in Nyanga (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)

Cape Town - During their first leg of their royal African tour the Duke and Duchess of Sussex received a jubilant welcome in South Africa, Cape Town, where they visited The Justice Desk, a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Nyanga.

Prince Harry and Meghan danced and interacted with people and charity heads from the NGO but before they departed they were thanked with a special gift for their four-month-old son.

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The royal pair were presented with a cute black hoodie with the words, "BE A VOICE FOR JUSTICE" printed on it and a certificate recognising Archie’s South African name bestowed upon him by a member of the Nyanga community.

"So we’ve given him the traditional South African name Ntsika," said a charity head as he presented the framed certificate to Prince Harry and Meghan, who appeared tearful.

The name which is pronounced as Nt-si-ka – is of Xhosa origin and means pillar of strength.

"May he always be a pillar of strength for those who need him," added the charity head.

 (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)
 (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images) 

(Photos: Getty Images)

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