Photos Of The Royal Family This Month That True Fans Can't Miss


Between trips to South Africa and Pakistan and other engagements, October has been a very busy month for the royal family. And these photos of the royals this month capture all the highlights you need to see from what the British royal family has been up to in recent weeks— ranging from special events to a couple of grand tours.

While there weren't any baby or wedding updates to be found this time around, there were quite a few major occasions that both the Sussexes and the Cambridges got to celebrate. Not only did the Prince Harry, Duke and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex travel throughout South Africa, but they also attended quite a few special events back in London.

As for the Cambridge family, they were busy with a royal tour of their own, as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, traveled to Pakistan for the first time. While on their tour, the couple showed off many traditional outfits and got to learn more about local culture in the process.

But what else did the royal family have on their docket? Click through to find out everything you need to know to be an up-to-date royal watcher.

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1. Harry & Meghan's Tour South Africa

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex may have started their tour of Africa in late September, but the fun continued through the first week of October. With appearances from baby Archie and moving speeches from the couple, it was definitely a tour to remember.

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2. Getting Their Dance On

Upon their arrival in South Africa, Harry and Meghan were greeted by traditional dancers, who got the royal couple to join in on the fun.


3. A More Serious Convo

Contrasting some of the lighter moments of their tour, the duchess also gave a speech whilst in Cape Town that touched upon some serious topics, including the rise in violence against women in South Africa. In her speech, Meghan pledged that she was there to support the community, saying she was "here with you and I am here for you."


4. Baby Archie Makes His Debut

On a lighter note, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor brought the cuteness to the Sussex family's tour, as he made his royal tour debut during their trip.

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5. "Arch Meets Archie"

Archie even got to meet Desmond Tutu during the family's stop in South Africa. Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was a major figure in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.

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6. Archie Takes To The Spotlight

Archie, Meghan, and Harry got to have a chat with Tutu and his daughter, Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe. And as seen above, everyone, especially the little one, had a blast during the visit.

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7. Icons Meeting Icons

Meghan and Harry met many trailblazers, including Graça Machel, as seen in the photo above. As the Sussex Instagram oted, Machel is a humanitarian and an international advocate for women's and children's rights in South Africa.


8. Official Opening To Parliament

On Oct. 14, Queen Elizabeth — with her son and heir, Prince Charles, by her side — officially opened Parliament for the season.


9. The Cambridges Toured Pakistan

William and Kate's tour started off on a very fashionable note, as the duchess could be seen wearing a blue dress and matching slim pants, an outfit that Harper's Bazaar detailed was reminiscent of a traditional shalwar kameez (or salwar kameez).


10. A Royal Tea Party

During their tour of Pakistan, the duke and duchess stopped by the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital to have tea with a young girl named Wafia. Kensington Palace detailed that William's mother, the late Princess Diana, visited the same hospital in 1996 and 1997.


11. Kate Got Her Cricket On

William and Kate both spent some time at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. It was the duchess who really shined during the event and appeared to have a blast trying her hand at the sport.

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12. Royals & Puppies

One of the Cambridges stops in Pakistan happened to be at the Army Canine Centre in Islamabad. The center trains dogs to find hidden explosive materials.

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13. Even More Pups

More puppies and royals, what more could you want?

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14. Traditional Dress

As People noted, Kate once again wore a traditional, handcrafted turquoise and gold ensemble made by local Maheen Khan for a visit to Badshahi mosque in Lahore.

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15. Learning About Pakistani Culture

As the official Kensington Palace account detailed on Twitter on Oct. 16, Will and Kate got to learn even more about traditional Pakistani culture during their trip to visit the Kalash people in Northern Pakistan.


16. Back In The U.K.

In late October, the winners of the Radio 1's Teen Heroes got to meet up with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Interestingly enough, their meeting even featured an appearance from Camila Cabello.


17. The Sussexes & The Well Child Awards

On Oct. 15, Harry and Meghan attended the Well Child Awards in London. For those who follow the duchess' fashion-forward looks, you'll notice that the dress she wore to this event was the same one she donned when she and her now-husband announced their engagement.

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18. A George & Charlotte Sighting

Prior to their parents' Pakistan tour, Prince George and Princess Charlotte got to spend some quality time with Kate and William when they attended a soccer game in Norwich in early October, per Entertainment Tonight.

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19. A Solo Outing For Meghan

Meghan went on a solo outing in late October, as she attended the One Young World Summit opening ceremony, an event she has gone to in the past before her days as a royal.

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20. Another Outing With Harry

After attending the opening ceremony solo, Meghan and Harry both attended a round table discussing gender equality with the One Young World foundation and the Queen's Trust.

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