People: Meghan & Harry Returned to London as Archie Remained with Meghan's Close Friend in Canada

Amid Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to step back from their roles as senior members in the royal family, it is reported that they left their son Archie in Canada with a close friend.

Following the announcement by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's that they are stepping down as senior members of the royal family, it is revealed that they did not return to England with their son, Archie.

According to PEOPLE, it is believed that the couple flew to London together while Archie remained in Canada, and is the care of Meghan's close friend  Jessica Mulroney. 

Princess Charlotte, Kate Middleton, Jessica Mulroney, Ivy Mulroney, Florence van Cutsem, Zoe Warren, Zalie Warren, Benita Litt, Remy Litt and Rylan Litt walk up the church steps as they arrive for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding at St George's Chapel, on May 19, 2018, in Windsor, England | Source: Ben Stansall - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Princess Charlotte, Kate Middleton, Jessica Mulroney, Ivy Mulroney, Florence van Cutsem, Zoe Warren, Zalie Warren, Benita Litt, Remy Litt and Rylan Litt walk up the church steps as they arrive for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding at St George's Chapel, on May 19, 2018, in Windsor, England | Source: Ben Stansall - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Jessica is a hairstylist and mother of three children, with two boys and a girl. During Meghan and Harry's wedding in May 2018. Her son's served as page boys and her daughter, a flower girl.

The couple plan on returning to Canada to reunite with their eight-month-old son. Following their announcement, Jessica showed her support when she shared a quote from American filmmaker Gina Carey about strong women facing challenges. 

Meghan and Harry flew to London to make their first public appearance at London's Canada House to personally thank the Canadian High Commissioner Janice Charette and her staff for their hospitality during their stay in Canada over the Christmas holiday.

According to Vanity Fair, the royal couple was staying at a friend's $14 million mansion on Vancouver Island.

During their visit at Canada House, Meghan and Harry toured the Canada Gallery and viewed an exhibition by Indigenous Canadian artist Skawennati. At the end of their tour, Meghan thanked the staff and said:

"To walk around and to see the beauty of Canada and to see Archie go 'ahh' when we walked around, to see how stunning it is, has meant a lot to us."

Meghan and Harry revealed that they are planning on moving to North America, and will continue to balance their commitments in England. It is believed that they will be based in Canada. On Instagram, they wrote:

"We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages."

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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The last time the couple gave the public a rare glimpse of Archie was in a picture taken by Meghan for first  video Christmas message as a family of three.

Archie was pictured wearing a $33 woolen pom-pom hat is from Make Give Live enterprise. The New Zealand knitting group has since run out of the hats, from which when one is purchased, another goes to a Kiwi in need.

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