Archie had ‘very special’ reunion with Prince Charles leaving Meghan and Harry ‘thrilled’


MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry’s firstborn Archie Harrison spent some quality time with his grandfather Prince Charles, it has been claimed.

“It was wonderful to have them back in Britain.

“The Prince and the Duchess were absolutely thrilled to see them.

“The Prince, of course, hasn’t seen his grandson Archie for a bit of time and so it was very, very, very special to have some time with him.”

A picture of Prince Charles smiling and another of Meghan Markle holding Archie on her lap

Archie and Prince Charles met during the Platinum Jubilee weekend, it has been claimed (Image: GETTY)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry holding their newborn son Archie

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry introducing their son Archie to the world on May 8 2019 (Image: GETTY)

Prior to Meghan and Harry’s return to the UK to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Prince Charles last had the chance to spend time with his grandson in person in November 2019.

In that month, Archie left England with his parents and travelled to Canada, where the Sussexes spent a six-week break from royal duties.

Archie never joined the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in their trips back to the UK until the extended Jubilee bank holiday weekend.

Archie travelled also in the company of his younger sister, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leaving St Paul's Cathedral

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry travelled to the UK earlier this month (Image: GETTY)

Speaking at the briefing of Clarence House’s annual review, they said: “He hadn’t met Lili, his granddaughter, and so to meet her was very emotional, a very, very wonderful thing.”

Lili was born on June 4 last year at a Santa Barbara hospital and, prior to her trip to England, is not believed to have never left California.

As her first birthday fell in the midst of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Lili’s parents marked her special milestone by throwing a garden party for close friends and family.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at St Paul's Cathedral

Archie and Lili did not attend the service of thanksgiving with their parents on June 3 (Image: GETTY)

Prince Charles and Camilla during an official engagement

Prince Charles met both Archie and Lili during their visit to the UK (Image: GETTY)

While a list of the attendees was not disclosed, it has been reported Zara and Mike Tindall attended the birthday bash with their three children – Lena, Mia and Lucas.

During the party, photographer and friend of the Sussexes Misan Harriman took pictures of the child and later released two.

One, an official portrait, showed the child smiling while sitting on the grass.

Another picture featured Meghan holding her daughter in her arms.

Prince Charles’s reunion with the Sussexes came after reports of a fractured relationship between the heir to the throne and his second son.

During the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s landmark interview with Oprah Winfrey aired in March last year, Harry said there was “a lot of hurt that’s happened” while speaking about his relationship with the Prince of Wales.

Nevertheless, he said: “I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship.”

Speculation over the state of the father and son relationship continued as the Duke recently sidestepped a question regarding Prince Charles and Prince William.

Meghan Markle playing with her son Archie

Archie pictured with Meghan Markle during their trip to South Africa in 2019 (Image: GETTY)

He said: “Yes. I think especially over the last two years, for most people, have they not missed their family?

“The ability to even get home and see them? Of course. That’s — you know, that’s a huge part of it.”

Prompted to say whether he was missing Charles and William, the Duke said: “Look I mean, for me at the moment, I’m here focused on these guys and these families and giving everything that I can, 120 percent to them to make sure they have the experience of a lifetime. That’s my focus here.

“And when I leave here, I get back and my focus is on my family who I miss massively.”


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