Prince Philip funeral: Is Archie 'trapped' with Meghan Markle? Internet says Harry should have brought son

'Meghan, Archie, and I (as well as your future great-granddaughter) will always hold a special place for you in our hearts,' Harry said in his tribute


                            Prince Philip funeral: Is Archie 'trapped' with Meghan Markle? Internet says Harry should have brought son
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex with Archie in 2019 (Getty Images)

As Prince Harry arrived in the UK to attend his grandfather Prince Philip's funeral, six months pregnant Meghan Markle stayed behind at the couple's luxury home in Los Angeles. Meghan has avoided traveling citing her doctor's advice. She has reportedly been advised against flying at such an advanced stage of pregnancy. Twitter users are now speculating that Meghan, who is expecting a daughter, would be watching the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral service on television with Archie by her side. 

Meanwhile, a section of Twitterati is slamming the Duchess of Sussex for keeping Archie 'trapped' with her in LA. She is also earning backlash for her son Archie being deprived of contact with the royal family and not growing up in their vicinity. "I think about Archie. He has no contact with family members, no play-dates or birthday parties with his cousins, he isn’t seen enjoying family time with both parents. He’s trapped the same as his mother fabricated Harry was. This is a safeguarding issue," read a tweet. 

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Meghan Markle with her son Archie (Instagram/Save the Children UK)

Is Archie 'trapped' with Meghan?

A month ago, during her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan shockingly revealed that before Archie's birth there were concerns about his skin complexion. 

"In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time… we have in tandem the conversation of, he won’t be given security, he’s not gonna be given a title and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might when he’s born," the Duchess of Sussex told Oprah, to the shock and dismay of viewers worldwide. 

Oprah Winfrey interviews Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on A CBS Primetime Special premiering on CBS on March 7, 2021 (Getty Images)

A few Twitter users are suggesting that Harry should have brought Archie along with him so that he gets exposure to his father's side of the family. 

"Regardless of her, there’s no reason Harry couldn’t bring Archie. He could stay with someone during the funeral but would have given him a chance to see family," one user remarked. 

Another tweeted, "Sadly, little Archie missed out on so much of that charm because of petty, family arguments. I hope that this sad moment helps you to remember the love you truly hold within your family Harry and rifts can heal in Prince Phillips name."

"There will be ‘leaked’ photos of Meghan watching the service on television with Archie," one user commented, to which another replied, "She will probably put it out how much she appreciates that the funeral was timed for the UK afternoon and thank HMQ for deciding this, confidentially letting it be known that the timing was to make it easier for her and Archie to watch it."



 



 



 

On the other hand, a major section of users are expressing their support and solidarity with Meghan, who they believe has recieved unfair treatment from the royal family as well as the British media. 

"A safe guarding issue is having him surrounded by people who were concerned about the appearance of his skin...," a user wrote, commenting about Archie's safety and security in Britain. 

Another hailed the couple's decision to keep Archie with his mother saying "And good, Harry and Meghan don’t use their children for PR crap."

One user cited the Covid-19 pandemic as a sensible decision to keep Archie behind. "Also, there wasn’t a global pandemic when Archie was born. But people just love to pick and choose the facts when it comes to Meghan and Harry," they tweeted.



 



 



 

Meanwhile, netizens are also lauding Prince Harry's heartfelt tribute to his late grandfather, where he wrote, "Meghan, Archie, and I (as well as your future great-granddaughter) will always hold a special place for you in our hearts."

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