PRINCE HARRY is an adoring father but royal duty has taken him away from his eight-month-old son Archie Harrison of late. This is how long Harry has been away from baby Archie.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle returned to Britain from Canada at the start of January. While Meghan has since returned to Vancouver Island to be with baby Archie, Prince Harry has remained in the UK to honour royal obligations. Harry had no choice but to stay behind and face the music after the couple made a bombshell announcement about stepping back from their royal roles.
Prince Harry is every bit a dedicated father and has barely spent time away from his son since his birth in May.
This latest spell apart is due to be the longest stretch Harry has ever spent away from Archie as he works to wrap up loose ends in Britain.
How long has Harry been away from Archie Harrison?
Prince Harry and Meghan arrived back in Britain following a six-week break away on January 6.
This means Harry and Archie have been apart for 11 days.
Prince Harry heartache: How long has Harry been away from son Archie Harrison? (Image: GETTY)
Prince Harry heartache: Harry is expected to be reunited with Archie and Meghan next week (Image: GETTY)
Prince Harry is expected to remain in the UK throughout next week as he rounds of some royal duties.
On Thursday the Prince, who is patron of the Rugby Football League (RFL) hosted the RFL 2021 World Cup Draw at Buckingham Palace.
Harry seemed in high spirits but dodged questions about his step back as he attended what may be his last ever engagement as a senior royal.
Harry is expected to rejoin Archie and Meghan in Canada after last week.
Prince Harry heartache: Meghan has been busy in Vancouver while Harry has been in Britain (Image: Twitter)
The Queen granted Meghan and Harry’s plans the green light following crisis talks at Sandringham on Monday.
She confirmed the couple would now go through a “period of transition” which they would spend between the UK and Canada.
Meghan seems to be settled back in Canada already as she set to work visiting women’s charities in Vancouver on Tuesday.
While the couple’s relocation plans remain to be confirmed it seems ever more likely they could relocate to Canada full-time.
According to the Daily Mail, two members of permanent staff at Meghan and Harry’s Windsor royal residence have been moved on as the couple prepare to spend more time abroad.
Meghan and Harry’s bid to become “financially indecent” has raised questions around how they plan to make money in future and who will foot their security bill in the interim.
As thing currently stand, Meghan, Harry and Archie are internationally-protected people and their security is paid for and provided by the British government.
However, if the couple do move to Canada the question of who will foot their security bill presents an issue.
Whether Meghan and Harry will keep there patronages and their royal titles is also up for question and are likely to be among the “complex issues” the Queen has said still need to be resolved.
Prince Harry heartache: Meghan is scoping out charitable projects in Canada (Image: AFP/Justice for Girls)
While the Queen as expressed support for the couple’s decision to abandon their royal roles, she said it was not without regret.
Meghan and Harry’s withdrawal comes soon after Prince Andrew stepped down from official duties following outrage over a misjudged interview he gave about his links to Jeffrey Epstein.
This means the pool of full-time working royals has been significantly cut down at the start of 2020.
There is a chance Prince Charles, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge will have to pick up more responsibilities as Meghan and Harry step back.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK