MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry “massively overshadowed” other Royal Family members engaged on official duties because of the frenzy they generated with the secretive birth of their son Archie, royal correspondent Chris Ship claimed.
Meghan Markle baby ‘OVERSHADOWED’ other royals says expert
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Harrison amidst growing public curiosity about the newest addition to the Royal Family. The tight grip the couple kept on details about the birth generated a frenzy among the public and the media, with royal correspondent Chris Ship claiming the wait for baby Archie “massively overshadowed” royals on duty. Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, embarked on a tour of Germany the day after their grandson’s birth while Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge launched a new sailing regatta the couple will participate in in August 2019.
Speaking to ITV’s The Royal Rota, Mr Ship said: “Charles and Camilla went to Germany on a very important visit – they got massively overshadowed by the baby.
“That was all about Brexit and British relations with Germany, a key country in the European Union. Very much overshadowed by this whole thing.
“Making a speech about future relations, meeting Angela Merkel – it was a very important royal news story and none of us could cover it.”
ITV News Royal Producer Lizzie Robinson echoed her colleague’s statement, saying Kate and William had been asked details about baby Archie as they launched their new project.
Meghan Markle and Harry’s baby “massively overshadowed’ other royal events, Ship claimed (Image: GETTY)
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Ms Robinson said: “We saw William and Kate out and about last week but again, during their visit – they were launching the King’s Cup at the Cutty Sark in London – they talked about Archie.
“Again, that slightly overshadows their visit.”
The regatta will be hosted by William and Kate on August 9 on the Isle of Wight, and the couple will compete as the skippers of rival boats, part of an eight-strong field.
The King’s Cup will then be awarded to the winning team
While Prince Harry returned to official duties three days after the arrival of his son – travelling to The Hague to mark one year to the 2020 Invictus Games – Meghan Markle is expected to stay on maternity leave for up to six months.
Kate and William were asked about Archie during their London visit (Image: GETTY)
Prince Charles and Camilla travelled to Germany on a four-day tour (Image: GETTY)
Meghan reportedly told royal aides she wants to get back to work quickly.
A source told The Sun: “Meghan has made it very clear she wants to return to work as soon as possible.
“She has huge amounts of energy, is extremely determined and wants to be as hands-on as possible with her charities.
“Nothing has been written into her diary just yet, as she wants to wait and see how she feels after having the baby.
“She’s pencilled in three months, but she’ll most likely return to public life in six weeks — on the Queen’s official birthday, Trooping the Colour, in June.
“Three months’ maternity is standard in the US for American mums – they don’t normally get the six or even 12 months women get here in the UK. So this is totally normal for Meghan.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK