‘She hasn’t seen Archie in a long time!’ Expert: The Queen is unlikely to visit her great-grandson “anytime soon.”
Archie Harrison and Lilibet Diana, the Queen’s great-grandchildren, are unlikely to see her “anytime soon,” according to a royal expert.
Due to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s isolation in the United States, Her Majesty has not been able to see either of her great-grandchildren in person. The Queen, according to Royal expert Jonathan Sacerdoti, would have to wait even longer to see any of the infants because Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are unlikely to spend any “quality family time” with other Royals.
“It’s unlikely that they’ll be spending what we would consider great family time together during Christmas, New Year’s, or birthdays,” he said.
“Keep in mind that the Queen has yet to see her most recent [great-] granddaughter.
“It doesn’t appear like she’ll do so anytime soon. She hasn’t seen Archie in a long time.
“Even though they weren’t the royal family, there was frostiness and alienation between them on a human family level.
“So, if things go well, I imagine they’ll have the occasional meeting, but it doesn’t appear to be high on anyone’s agenda.”
Lilibet, who is one month old, has yet to meet a member of the Royal Family in person, owing to the fact that she is separated from the Firm by the Atlantic.
Similarly, Archie hasn’t seen any other members of the Royal Family since he left with his parents for the United States in mid-November 2019.
Mr Sacerdoti highlighted that a meeting is more difficult due to the “extreme distance between the United States and the United Kingdom.”
According to royal analyst Katie Nicholl, the Queen is “desperate to see Archie.”
The split between the Duke of Sussex and the Firm has made seeing Harry and Meghan’s children even more impossible for any Royal Family member.
Experts say Harry is attempting to mend the schism and has extended multiple olive branches to the Queen, as demonstrated by Lilibet’s name.
The queen has been able to see Archie and Lilibet via video chat, despite not being able to see them in person.
Prince Harry disclosed the Queen and, at the time, Prince Philip were able to see Archie via video call in interviews with James Corden and Oprah Winfrey.
In a February special episode of Mr Corden’s Late Late Show, Harry revealed that they had spoken through video call “a few times.” “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”