Archie ‘desperate’ to see King Charles in UK but Harry and Meghan ‘not encouraging it‘ | Royal | News

A young Prince Archie is „desperate“ to be reunited with his grandfather, King Charles, back in Britain, an expert has claimed. Since stepping down from their senior roles and moving across the pond, Prince Harry and Meghan have been raising Prince Archie, five, and their daughter, Princess Lilibet, two, in the lavish neighbourhood of Montecito, California.

Royal author and expert, Tom Quinn told The Mirror: „King Charles hasn’t seen his grandson Archie since 2022 and Archie really misses him – many of Archie’s books are about kings, princesses and castles and he knows enough to know that his grandfather lives in a castle.“

He added: „He is apparently desperate to come to the UK with his father, but Meghan and Harry don’t want to encourage this.“

The royal author went on to explain that the royal duo is afraid the UK will become a „longed-for-fantasy“ for the young Prince who might „love the idea“ that his grandfather lives in a castle.

Prince Archie celebrated his fifth birthday this month on May 6, and was born at London’s Portland Hospital in 2019 before moving to the US the following year.

Meghan and Harry have made very few public appearances with their children since their move to the US, but have delighted fans with some personal pictures and footage of Archie and his younger sister, Lilibet, in their Netflix series in 2022.

Two days after his birth, the couple showed off their newborn to the world in a photocall at St George’s Hall in Windsor Castle. The proud parents, cradling baby Archie, spoke movingly of their „little bundle of joy“.

Shortly after Archie’s fifth birthday this year, Harry and Meghan completed a 72-hour whirlwind tour of Nigeria. During their visit to the West African nation, Meghan, who has Nigerian ancestry, was bestowed with the title of Ada Mazi, translating to „daughter of an aristocrat“, a mark of respect from the Ancient Arochukwu Kingdom.

Last year, Nigeria became the first African country to take part in the Invictus Games, a sporting competition for wounded military personnel and veterans, co-founded by Prince Harry in 2014.

The couple were in Nigeria to continue the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Invictus Games and they were invited to the West African nation by its military, with their three-day visit intended to promote mental health for soldiers and empower young people.

The visit coincided with Mother’s Day in America – in which the Duchess would not have been present for in California to be with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet. Addressing her audience, she said the pair were missing their children.

She told the crowds: „It feels appropriate that although of course we are missing our children, I’m missing my babies, it feels very appropriate to be in the motherland and amongst family.“

Prince Harry also spoke at the gathering and said: „Thank you for welcoming my wife and myself to Nigeria. It’s our first visit. It certainly won’t be our last. Thank you for the naming ceremony. I don’t know how I got dragged into that as well, but to be able to witness it as well next to my wife, it means a huge amount to both of us but especially her, so thank you for that.“

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