Piers Morgan slams Harry and Meghan's decision to leave baby Archie behind in Canada: 'Isn't it a bit odd?'

The 'Good Morning Britain' host argued that it was unseemly for both parents to be traveling abroad at the same time without their kid


                            Piers Morgan slams Harry and Meghan's decision to leave baby Archie behind in Canada: 'Isn't it a bit odd?'
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Piers Morgan has not minced words when it comes to how he feels about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and was at it again when he called them out for potentially leaving their son Archie alone at their Vancouver mansion while they traveled.

There are reports of Meghan planning to leave Archie behind in Canada when she returns to the UK this week to join Harry, who arrived last week, to wind up their final royal engagements.

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The 'Good Morning Britain' host, who was back on the show after spending the February half-term break in Los Angeles, couldn't hide his annoyance over Harry and Meghan not taking their infant son along with them from co-hosts Susanna Reid and Charlotte Hawkins, and guests Ken Wharfe, a former royal protection officer, and Ateh Jewel, a journalist.

"Susanna and Charlotte, on this issue of if Archie doesn't come on this trip - and we don't know for sure, maybe he will come - if he doesn't come... isn't it a bit odd?" he asked. "I mean, I've had four kids and the rule was always both parents wouldn't be out of the country at the same time when my kids were that young. I'm very surprised."

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Reid seemed to agree with him, bringing up an example from her life where she said she felt "physically" incapable of going on a holiday without her children in tow.

"For my 40th we were supposed to go away without the children and I literally, physically couldn't get on the plane with my children's dad, who I was together with at the time, because I couldn't bear the thought that something might happen to us and we'd left the children at home," she revealed.

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Morgan agreed. "I've always had a rule with all my kids that you can't be in a different country, both parents, away from a young child - I don't think. I'm surprised!" he said.

Jewel, however, took Harry's and Meghan's side and said the couple could very well have a good reason for deciding to keep Archie tucked away in Canada.

"She's a young mother, all bets are off," Jewel pointed out. "Maybe she thinks it's safer to be on an isolated island in Vancouver than in London. So maybe she's thinking of it in a very primal [way]."

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Hawkins sided with Jewel, arguing that Harry and Meghan were traveling not for leisure, but for work. Wharfe sided with the author and Hawkins as well but said it was for security reasons and that a young child like Archie would be better off in the couple's secure mansion.

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