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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a reception for young people, community and civil society leaders at the Residence of the British High Commissioner, during the royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga - Pool/Getty Images)

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a reception for young people, community and civil society leaders at the Residence of the British High Commissioner, during the royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga - Pool/Getty Images)

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a reception for young people, community and civil society leaders at the Residence of the British High Commissioner, during the royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Paul Edwards - Pool/Getty Images)

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a reception for young people, community and civil society leaders at the Residence of the British High Commissioner, during the royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Paul Edwards - Pool/Getty Images)

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a reception for young people, community and civil society leaders at the Residence of the British High Commissioner, during the royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Paul Edwards - Pool/Getty Images)

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a reception for young people, community and civil society leaders at the Residence of the British High Commissioner, during the royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Paul Edwards - Pool/Getty Images)

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits Auwal Mosque on Heritage Day with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex during their royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits Auwal Mosque on Heritage Day with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex during their royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex take part in Heritage Day public holiday celebrations in the Bo Kaap district of Cape Town, during the royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Toby Melville - Pool/Getty Images)

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex take part in Heritage Day public holiday celebrations in the Bo Kaap district of Cape Town, during the royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Toby Melville - Pool/Getty Images)

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrives at a house as she takes part in Heritage Day public holiday celebrations in the Bo Kaap district of Cape Town, during the royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Toby Melville - Pool/Getty Images)

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrives at a house as she takes part in Heritage Day public holiday celebrations in the Bo Kaap district of Cape Town, during the royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Toby Melville - Pool/Getty Images)

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex smiles as she joins surf mentors and participates in a group activity to promote positive thinking, with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, as they visit Waves for Change, an NGO, at Monwabisi Beach on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex smiles as she joins surf mentors and participates in a group activity to promote positive thinking, with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, as they visit Waves for Change, an NGO, at Monwabisi Beach on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a reception for young people, community and civil society leaders at the Residence of the British High Commissioner, during the royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Paul Edwards - Pool/Getty Images)

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a reception for young people, community and civil society leaders at the Residence of the British High Commissioner, during the royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Paul Edwards - Pool/Getty Images)

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First tour: Prince Harry’s wife Meghan Markle during a visit to the Auwal Mosque in Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, on day two of the British royal couple’s visit to South Africa. Photo: PA

First tour: Prince Harry’s wife Meghan Markle during a visit to the Auwal Mosque in Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, on day two of the British royal couple’s visit to South Africa. Photo: PA

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The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan, smiles during a Justice Desk initiative in Nyanga township, on the first day of her African tour in Cape Town, South Africa, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan, smiles during a Justice Desk initiative in Nyanga township, on the first day of her African tour in Cape Town, South Africa, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to visit "Justice desk", an NGO in the township of Nyanga in Cape Town, as they begin their tour of the region on September 23, 2019

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to visit "Justice desk", an NGO in the township of Nyanga in Cape Town, as they begin their tour of the region on September 23, 2019

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Auwal Mosque on Heritage Day during their royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Auwal Mosque on Heritage Day during their royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits Auwal Mosque on Heritage Day with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex during their royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits Auwal Mosque on Heritage Day with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex during their royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa

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 Meghan, Duchess of Sussex smiles as she visits Waves for Change, an NGO, at Monwabisi Beach, with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex smiles as she visits Waves for Change, an NGO, at Monwabisi Beach, with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex smiles as she joins surf mentors and participates in a group activity to promote positive thinking, with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, as they visit Waves for Change, an NGO, at Monwabisi Beach on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex smiles as she joins surf mentors and participates in a group activity to promote positive thinking, with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, as they visit Waves for Change, an NGO, at Monwabisi Beach on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex visit Waves for Change, an NGO, at Monwabisi Beach on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex visit Waves for Change, an NGO, at Monwabisi Beach on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Waves for Change, an NGO, at Monwabisi Beach on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Waves for Change, an NGO, at Monwabisi Beach on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a reception for young people, community and civil society leaders at the Residence of the British High Commissioner, during the royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga - Pool/Getty Images)

The Duchess of Sussex has said her "transition" to motherhood was made easier as son Archie has been a "wonderful" baby.

Meghan opened up about life as parent when she and Harry were invited to meet a Muslim Cape Town family, and have afternoon tea in their home.

The duke also talked about being a father and revealed he likes to bond with his four-month-old son by letting him fall asleep on his chest.

The couple joined the family and friends of Shaamiela and Ibrahim Samodien at their home in the city's vibrant multi-cultural district of Bo-Kaap, a tourist attraction known for its brightly coloured houses and cobbled streets.

Waseefa Majiet, 58, a friend of the hosts, said about Meghan: "She was speaking about motherhood and the transition and said that Archie was a good traveller.

"She said the transition was quite smooth because he's an easy baby and he was an easy traveller, Harry said he slept on his chest almost 11 hours (during the flight)."

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits Auwal Mosque on Heritage Day with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex during their royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits Auwal Mosque on Heritage Day with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex during their royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits Auwal Mosque on Heritage Day with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex during their royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa

The duke and duchess sat side by side at a dinner table laden with cakes and other sweet treats, from egg custards and profiteroles to a traditional Malay doughnut-type delicacy know as Koeksisters, made from cinnamon, cardamom and ginger.

Mrs Shaamiela, 63, said the duke told the group about his love for Africa: "'It's like coming home' he said. She's warm and she's friendly and she shares his passion for Africa.

"They mentioned Archie and said how wonderful he is and he's a wonderful traveller - he loves Africa because he's very pleasant being in Cape Town."

The duke and duchess drank rooibos tea and sampled some of the baked goods on offer on at the home.

Mrs Majiet said Harry told them ordinary people must be the catalyst for change: "He was speaking about the challenges of Africa.

"We inherited all these challenges and the way forward is that we must live by example - and to bring change about you have to lead, don't leave it up to politicians, they're not just the vehicles for change.

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a reception for young people, community and civil society leaders at the Residence of the British High Commissioner, during the royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Paul Edwards - Pool/Getty Images)

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a reception for young people, community and civil society leaders at the Residence of the British High Commissioner, during the royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Paul Edwards - Pool/Getty Images)

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a reception for young people, community and civil society leaders at the Residence of the British High Commissioner, during the royal tour of South Africa on September 24, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Paul Edwards - Pool/Getty Images)

"He was also talking about how he loves to learn about new cuisine because his wife is really interested in (food), and they tried a few things so they have shared experiences."

Before sitting down with the Samodien family, the couple were treated to a performance outside by the Cape Town 7 Steps Minstrels - a jazz band who wore blazers in the colours of the South African flag.

The display marked Heritage Day, a national holiday when South African's celebrate their culture and diversity, and the royals watched and clapped as the minstrel's leader Iasmaeel Dean twirled and danced.

With his face painted white, and wearing an elaborate feathered red headdress and matching suit, the performer posed for a picture with the royals.

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