Meghan Markle Is Alarmed by the Coronavirus Pandemic

Though many people across the globe didn’t see it coming, the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has gotten extremely serious very quickly. In just a matter of weeks, what seemed to be a semi-serious ordeal has become a full-blown epidemic. Unfortunately, a great deal of the western world is far behind where we need to be in order to begin properly and thoroughly combating this issue.

The spread of coronavirus comes just as Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry have completed their final duties as senior working members of the British royal family. Shortly after Commonwealth Day on March 9, Meghan returned to Vancouver Island in Canada to be with the couple’s son, Archie. Meanwhile, Prince Harry has remained in the U.K. to wrap up some loose ends.

Initially, when the news broke that the duke and duchess would be leaving Archie in Canada without allowing the royal family a proper goodbye, they were ridiculed. Now, it looks like the duchess has been deeply concerned with coronavirus all along.

The British royal family is carrying on as normal amid the coronavirus pandemic

Though they implemented a no-hand-shaking policy almost immediately, the U.K. press and public are concerned that the royal family is continuing on with their engagements as normal.

Queen Elizabeth II’s continued strenuous schedule considering her advanced age is very troubling. “The Queen is soldiering on and at moment there are no plans to cancel any of the garden parties planned for the summer – but if the coronavirus gets worse, I can’t imagine the palace powers-that-be will want her meeting and greeting thousands of people. Not at her age,” royal author Phil Dampier explained to the Daily Telegraph.

Now, the queen has scaled back her schedule to some degree, but for the most part, the royals are carrying on as normal. However, the queen along with Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall have canceled their upcoming travel plans.

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Meghan Markle is alarmed by the coronavirus

The worst of the coronavirus broke out just as the duchess was headed to the U.K. from Canada after living away from the spotlight since early January. The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. Also, in the U.K. alone, the total number of cases is near 600.

An alleged insider close to the duchess explained that Meghan is feeling really alarmed by what’s happening with the outbreak. “The Duchess of Sussex revealed she hasn’t had the time to fully educate herself on coronavirus,” the source claimed. “However, she believes the coronavirus outbreak, which continues to grip Europe, is rather alarming.”

Meghan Markle left Archie in Canada because of the coronavirus

Though Meghan traveled from Vancouver Island to the U.K. after her husband, she chose to not bring Archie with her. When news hit that baby Archie would not be saying goodbye to royal life with his parents, people called Meghan spiteful.

“I’m sorry, there isn’t an excuse for not bringing him,” the Queen’s former press secretary Dickie Arbiter told Nine News Australia. “After all, he’s got to meet his family, his family are not going to get a chance to see him for quite some time, because Harry and Meghan are going to be in Canada or the United States.” “Well it is spiteful, it’s inconsiderate as well, and the Queen is going to be 94 in April, she’s not going to be with us much longer.”

However, the duchess only left her son behind to protect him from any undo illness. “Regardless, Meghan said the whole thing is alarming and that she’ll be glad to get home and be with Archie,” an insider said to Daily Mail.