Meghan Markle Updated Fans on Life With Archie Harrison at One of Her Final Royal Engagements

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are on their final visit to the UK before their exit becomes official. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are taking part in a handful of public events before returning to Canada, where they left their son, Archie Harrison, with his nanny. While royal watchers are soaking in the couple’s final appearance, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, just gave an update on how Archie is coming along.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle return home

Harry and Meghan have been living in Canada for the past few months as they work out the final details of their shocking exit. But before their departure becomes official, the two have returned home for a round of public appearances on behalf of the crown.

This past Thursday, the Sussexes attended the Endeavour Fund Awards, marking their first appearance together since they announced their decision to leave the monarchy. At one point during the ceremony, Hello Magazine reports that Harry took the stage and thanked everyone for their continued support.

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“Meghan and I are so happy to be back here with you,” Harry stated. “A lot of you tonight have told me you have my back, well I’m also here to tell you, I’ve always got yours.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also made an appearance at the Mountbatten Music Festival over the weekend before joining the rest of the royal family for the Commonwealth Day service on Monday.

Meghan is also slated to appear at an event on Sunday for International Women’s Day – details of which have not been revealed.

The Duchess of Sussex opens up about Archie

Meghan Markle showed up for the Endeavour Fund Awards in a stylish gown by Victoria Beckham. During the event, she crossed paths with a guest named Claire Spencer, who was waiting for her husband, Lee Spencer, to accept an award.

After their conversation, she recalled Meghan revealing an exciting tidbit about her son, Archie, a move that Meghan rarely does in public.

“She said ‘oh yes, well he is ten months now and is into everything,'” Spencer shared.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly left Archie in Canada during their current trip to the UK. They did a similar move back in January, though Meghan flew back to Archie after being away for a few days.

Once they are done with their official appointments, Harry and Meghan are expected to return to Canada, where they will likely remain out of the spotlight for a long time. Their exit from the royal family, meanwhile, will go into effect on March 31.

The royals are reportedly sad about not seeing Archie

Considering their packed schedules, it makes sense that Harry and Meghan left Archie behind in Canada. But, according to Cosmopolitan, the rest of the royal family was deeply saddened that they did not get a chance to visit with Archie.

A source revealed that the royals were “very sad” that the Sussexes left Archie behind. None of them have had a chance to see the little guy since before the holiday season and were looking forward to spending time with him.

It is unclear when fans will catch another glimpse of Archie, but it is possible that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry share a pic for Mother’s Day.

In the UK, Mother’s Day falls on March 22, offering the perfect opportunity for the couple to share a photo of Archie.

The royals have not commented on the reports surrounding Harry and Meghan’s return home.

Did Prince Harry and Meghan Markle foretell their exit in 2018?

Harry and Meghan’s decision to leave the royal family caught most fans completely off guard. But the couple may have offered a huge clue to royal watchers when they welcomed Archie in the spring of 2018.

As fans are well aware, Harry and Meghan did not give Archie a royal title upon his birth. At the time, royal experts argued that the decision was likely made to give Archie as normal of a life as possible.

But there is also a chance that Harry and Meghan were already thinking about leaving the monarchy in 2018, and Archie’s birth was the driving force behind that decision. According to Express, an inside source claims that the couple’s focus changed to protecting their family once Archie came into the picture.

“They knew they were going to hit the nuclear button,” the source stated.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their exit at the beginning of January. Once their exit is official, they will be spending most of their time in North America as they seek financial independence from the crown.