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Prince Harry hands Archbishop Tutu ‘Companions of Honour’

The Arch received the accolade at a meeting with the British royal in Cape Town this morning.

British royal, Prince Harry has conferred the ‘Companions of Honour’ on Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. The royal is in Cape Town as part of a four-day tour of South Africa. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - British royal Prince Harry has conferred the 'Companions of Honour' on Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

The Arch received the accolade at a meeting in Cape Town this morning.

The royal is in Cape Town as part of a four-day tour of South Africa.

#PrinceHarry's 4-day tour of SA starts with a morning with The Arch. Foreign, SA press readying themselves. NM pic.twitter.com/DC60VYxfX2

The Prince's official visit to South Africa started with a morning meeting with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu today.

It was during this private session that the 83-year-old anti-apartheid icon was awarded the Queen's 'Companions of Honour'.

#PrinceHarry Archbishop Desmond Tutu thanks the prince for his commitment to the fight against AIDS. NM pic.twitter.com/WrsyMk7MgM

The Arch's characteristic chuckle and jovial ululating could be heard from the foundations Victoria & Alfred (V&A) offices, as his Royal Highness, Prince Harry presented the oval-shaped medallion.

The Arch now joins a list of other recipients such as David Attenborough, Stephen Hawking and Harold Pinter.

#PrinceHarry has conferred the "Companions of Honour" on Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu in Cape Town today. NM pic.twitter.com/2HAXJM7DXL

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