When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited the UK to complete their final duties as senior royals, people criticised the couple for leaving their son, Archie Harrison, behind in Canada, given how little the royal family, specifically the Queen, has seen the 10-month-old since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took time off in November.
Following the trip, it was confirmed that the couple actually left Archie behind on Vancouver Island to protect him from the risk of catching COVID-19, which has since been declared a pandemic.
Thankfully, the entire family will soon be reuinted with the Queen reportedly extending an invite to the Sussexes to join her at Balmoral this summer.
According to the Sunday Times, Meghan and Harry have accepted a personal invitation from the Queen to vacation with her later this year with Archie in tow. Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles have their own home on the Balmoral estate, named Birkhall, and the Sussexes will reportedly spend some time there too.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
When Harry and Meghan announced their decision to step back as senior royals, the Queen released a statement in support of the couple, writing, “Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family.”
Since then, there has been a bit of tension over the couple’s use of the word ‘royal’, with Buckingham Palace banning the word being used outside of strictly royal duties. The Sussex Royal website was recently launched, so Harry and Meghan are likely rebranding.