Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Criticized For Not Bringing Baby Archie To The UK For Final Royal Engagements
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are currently in the UK for their final series of royal engagements before stepping down as senior members of the royal family. However, they left their ten-month-old son Archie Harrison behind in Canada, and a former royal advisor says it was an “inconsiderate” decision from the the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Dickie Arbiter - the press spokesperson for Queen Elizabeth between 1988 and 2000 - told Nine News Australia that there “isn’t an excuse” for Harry and Meghan “not bringing” the royal tot with them on their trip.
“It would be a great pity if he’s not brought over because he’s not seen his great grandparents, the Queen and Prince Philip, or his granddad [Prince Charles], since last year, and I think it would be such a shame if they don’t get a chance to see him,” Arbiter said.
He went on to say that he believes the Sussexes should have brought Archie because he’s got to meet his family. Now that Harry and Meghan are going to be in Canada and the United States for some time, Arbiter explained that the royal family will not get the chance to see Archie.
When one of Nine News Australia presenters noted that leaving Archie Harrison at home would be “spiteful,” Arbiter agreed and added that it was also “inconsiderate.”
Arbiter pointed out that Queen Elizabeth will be turning 94 next month and Prince Philip will turn 99 in June, and both are not going to be with us much longer.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex kicked off their final series of royal engagements with an appearance at the Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House on Thursday night. A photo of the couple outside of the event walking under an umbrella in the rain has gone viral, as the couple appeared to be insanely happy, glowing, and in love.
Their final appearance with the royal family will take place on Monday, March 9th at the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey. This will most likely be the final time fans will get to see Harry and Meghan with Queen Elizabeth, Prince William, and Kate Middleton.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will officially step down from their roles as senior royals on March 31st.