Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Snubbed the Queen With ‘Cruel and Nasty Move’ of Not Bringing Archie to the UK, Claims Royal Expert

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex aren’t earning rave reviews over their decision not to bring their son Archie along as they finish out their final royal engagements in the UK. One critic claims their decision is “cruel, nasty and bitter,” accusing them of keeping Archie from seeing his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend The Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry | Karwai Tang/WireImage

Prince Harry and Meghan are wrapping up their royal engagements

As they prepare to make their final exit from the royal family, Prince Harry and Meghan have been attending some engagements before they leave. That required the couple to return to the UK to make appearances, but they decided to leave Archie behind.

The couple hasn’t discussed the reasons behind their decision, but most people believe it’s because this is mainly a business trip and there was no need to bring their child for the visit.

Are they keeping Archie from the queen?

The Sussexes’ decision to keep Archie at their new home in Canada hasn’t been a hit with some of their fans and critics, unfortunately, as they’ve been accused of keeping the queen from seeing their son.

Australian Daily Telegraph’s Jonathan Moran told Sky News Australia that the couple’s decision not to bring Archie was a snub to the queen. Sky News Australia’s Rita Panahi asserted that Prince Harry and Meghan have “lost favor” with the public with this “disrespectful” move.

“Now on Harry and Meghan, it has been said that not bringing Archie was particularly cruel to the queen, the queen wanted to see her great-grandchild,” Panahi said, adding, “Do you think it was a bit of a snub?”

Moran agreed that it was, sharing, “Nothing is left to chance here, that was a cruel and nasty move to stop the queen from seeing her great-grandchild.”

“They have got the money, support and the people around them that could help them to manage a trip, first-class, private jets whatever they are doing with a young child,” he continued, adding, “I think it is cruel, nasty and bitter.”

A former royal insider found fault as well

Moran and Panahi weren’t the only ones to slam Prince Harry and Meghan for not bringing Archie on the trip. Royal expert Dickie Arbiter thought the move was in poor taste, given the advanced ages of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

“It would be a great pity if he is not brought over because he has not seen his great grandparents Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip or his granddad since last year and I think it would be such a shame if they don’t get a chance to see him,” Arbiter told Nine News Australia.

He added: “They came back in January and left Archie in Canada. There is always the excuse of he is too young to fly but he is flying all the time. They flew Archie down to southern Africa in October for that visit so it wasn’t too far to take him there.”

“I believe that they should take him and I am sorry but there isn’t an excuse to not bring him,” Arbiter noted. “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.”