Queen would 'love to have a relationship' with Archie, is heartbroken to be missing out on his milestones
'The queen’s worst fear is that she may never see Archie again and is trying to stay optimistic' royal sources reveal
Queen Elizabeth fears that she is missing out on all of Archie's milestones, ever since parents Prince Harry and Meghan have left the royal household behind, sources reveal.
It has been reported that the monarch, 93, is "heartbroken over the thought of not getting to see her great-grandson. The queen would love to have a relationship with Archie, but it’s looking unlikely that will ever happen," a source shared with US Weekly. Harry and Meghan's 9-month-old son has been living in Canada post the couple's decision to step down as senior working members of the royal family.
The source added, "The queen’s worst fear is that she may never see Archie again. She’s trying to stay optimistic about this situation and would never stoop to casting any aspersions on Meghan’s character – even after everything that’s happened." Though the Buckingham Palace confirmed that the couple has been banned from using the 'Sussex Royal' name for their future projects, the Queen has been supportive of the pair's decision.
The Queen shared in a statement in January, "My family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family. My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family. Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family."
We had previously reported that the Queen and Prince Harry reunited last weekend for lunch. The 93-year-old monarch had hosted her grandson for lunch on Sunday, March 1. The lunch was held at Windsor Castle, close to Frogmore Cottage where the couple will be staying as they finish off their last round of royal engagements.
It was Harry's first meeting with the Queen since the pair and their young son relocated to Canada, reports People. Royal sources denied that the meeting had been a top-level summit and revealed that it was more along the lines of a grandson having Sunday lunch with his grandmother and had a cozy, family vibe.