Prince Harry is expected to take part in the much-anticipated unveiling of Princess Diana statue on July 1. Over the past few weeks, it was rumoured the Duke of Sussex may return to London in the company of his wife Meghan or even his two-year-old son Archie Harrison.
A source close to the Sussex camp dismissed last week the possibility the Duchess of Sussex would travel across the Atlantic just a few weeks after giving birth.
And suggestions Archie could join his father in his next trip to the UK have been swiftly shut down by a friend of the Sussexes.
They told Vanity Fair: “Meghan will stay at home with the children.
“Harry is flying alone.”
The missed opportunity to see Archie in person for the first time in more than a year may be a heavy blow for the Queen.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl wrote: “The Queen is said to be desperate to see Archie, and was one of the first members of the family to be informed when daughter Lili was born on June 4.”
Archie hasn’t seen other members of the Royal Family in person since at least mid-November 2019, when he left with his parents for Canada.
While Meghan and Harry returned twice to the UK in early 2020, little Archie remained in British Columbia until late March, when he travelled across the American border to relocate to California with his parents.
While the Queen hasn’t seen her great-grandson in person for months, she has remained in touch with him via video calls,…