Closer Weekly: Kate's Kids George, Charlotte & Louis Have Only Met Meghan's Son Archie a Couple of Times
Kate Middleton's children, George, Charlotte, and Louis may be cousins with Baby Archie, but the royal children have only seen their cousin a few times.
It has been disclosed that Prince William's children with wife Kate Middleton don't share a close relationship with their cousin, Baby Archie.
An exclusive source told Closer Weekly that Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis had met their cousin, Archie, only a few times and that their last contact was about six months ago. He added that the children could hardly remember what Archie looked like.
Born only ten months ago, Archie has spent quite a lot of time away from his royal roots. With Meghan and Harry's relocation to North America, it is unlikely that there will ever be a close relationship between Meghan's son and his cousins.
In an attempt to help the young prince learn more about his royal heritage, the source revealed that Prince Harry told the Queen he would bring his son back to the United Kingdom in May. He, however, stated that if the problem of Coronavirus yet to be solved, he might rethink his decision to take Archie, including the decision to move to Los Angeles in the summer.
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This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment. Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie. Their son, Archie, was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. The original Royal Christening Robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her eldest daughter. It was subsequently worn for generations of Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren until 2004, when The Queen commissioned this handmade replica, in order for the fragile historic outfit to be preserved, and for the tradition to continue. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
After leaving their son in Canada to perform their last round of royal duties in the Uk, another exclusive source revealed that Meghan and Harry were looking forward to when they would see their son again. He said:
"Harry and Meghan hate being apart from Archie. He has already taken his first steps, and Harry and Meghan hate the idea of missing any new milestones while they're..."
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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
According to a second source, Meghan and Harry decided to leave Archie in Canada because they didn't want to disrupt his peaceful life in Canada.
Explaining further, the insider revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wanted to keep their son out of the spotlight and away from paparazzi. He added that the alarming spread of the Coronavirus also influenced their decision.
With their exit from the royal family, Meghan is expected to return to TV screens soon.
A source told People that the couple was enjoying a peaceful life in Canada as they made plans for their future. An exclusive closer weekly source disclosed that Meghan and Harry would leave the UK as soon they rounded off their royal duties.
After departing from the United Kingdom, they are expected to pick up Archie in Canada before taking him to Los Angeles to see his grandmother, Doria Ragland. The source said:
"Doria hasn't spent time with Archie since Christmas but will be seeing him very soon. Doria's a very independent woman and has her own life in LA, but..."
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Having attended the 10th Annual One Young World opening ceremony on Tuesday, The Duchess of Sussex was joined today by The Duke of Sussex for a round table discussion on gender equity with OYW and Queen’s Commonwealth Trust young leaders. Over the last few days, these young leaders became @OneYoungWorld ambassadors with the intention to return to their communities and further existing initiatives to help change the world for the better. This year OYW partnered with the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, of which The Duke and Duchess are President and Vice-President respectively, to provide scholarships to young leaders driving positive social impact in the Commonwealth. This was the most exciting collaboration between two groups The Duchess is passionate about and has been working with for some time. For more information and highlights from the week and how you can support these incredible leaders and their initiatives, visit @OneYoungWorld Photo © SussexRoyal / PA
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their plans to step down as senior members of the Royal family in January and are expected to exit on March 31, 2020, officially.
Before her marriage to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle was famous for her role in American legal television series, Suits. With their exit from the royal family, Meghan is expected to return to TV screens soon.
The couple has revealed plans to relocate to North America, where they intend to live like regular people with their son. The couple also disclosed plans to start a non-profit organization.