Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Archie Will Visit Queen Elizabeth This Summer at Balmoral Estate
When Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex returned to the U.K. for their final royal duties, royal fans were eager to lay their eyes on the couple’s son, Archie Harrison. When Archie was born in May 2019 — there was a ton of hoopla and joy surrounding his birth. However, the duke and duchess have mostly kept their son out of the spotlight.
Though there were photos of the tiny royal just after his birth, his sole public appearance occurred in October 2019 during the Sussexes’ trip to South Africa. Since then, the public has only seen snaps of the adorable tot on the Sussexes’ Christmas Card and during their 2019 year-end review which was posted on Instagram.
Royal fans and experts were horrified when the Duchess of Sussex joined her husband in the U.K. for their final engagements without Archie. Most people said this insulting to Queen Elizabeth. Now we know the real reason the Sussexes left their baby in Canada, and their upcoming plan for Archie to have quality time with the royal family.
Queen Elizabeth is sad she hasn’t spent much time with Archie
From the senior royal family members’ hectic working schedules to Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry’s vow to give Archie a normal life, they are extremely protective of their son, especially when bringing him to public events.
When the pair announced Megxit, which includes a plan to live in North America for a good part of the year, the royals, especially Queen Elizabeth and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, knew that it would be hard to bond with the little one.
In fact, the queen was devastated that Archie did not come to the U.K. for the Sussexes’ swansong. A source told The Sunday Times, “She will be very sad to have barely seen Archie and that he will miss out on growing up with his cousins and wider family.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left Archie in Canada due to the coronavirus pandemic
When it was initially revealed that the duchess arrived in Canada without her son, royal fans and experts were irate. “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.”
It turns out the duchess was deeply concerned with coronavirus (COVID-19). “The Duchess of Sussex revealed she hasn’t had the time to fully educate herself on coronavirus,” a source told Express. “However, she believes the coronavirus outbreak, which continues to grip Europe, is rather alarming.” From what we know now, it looks like Canada was the best place for Archie.
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Archie will spend time with Queen Elizabeth this summer
It looks like the Sussexes have no plans on keeping Archie from the royals. Though it is rumored that they are looking to relocate to Los Angeles for a good portion of the summer, they will also be vacationing with the queen at her estate in Scotland.
“Harry and Meghan are believed to have accepted the Queen’s invitation to visit her this summer at Balmoral, her Scottish retreat, and are planning to take their son with them,” The Sunday Times reported. “The Queen would love to see more of Archie, as would Prince Charles and the rest of the family.”
Hopefully, this will also be an opportunity for Prince Harry and Prince William to mend fences.