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Queen’s disappointment: Royal concerns ‘if Queen will see Archie again after Meghan snub’

Royal expert Camilla Tominey said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are unlikely to travel to Scotland from LA to spend the Summer with the Queen and Prince Philip. The Queen and her husband have been self isolating in Windsor amid the coronavirus pandemic but are thought to be heading to Balmoral in the next few weeks after shielding guidance for the over-70s are expected to be relaxed.

They will be joined by Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William, Kate and their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

But royal experts expect Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and their son Archie Harrison to stay in LA, following their sensational exit from the Firm.

Ms Tominey said it was “highly unlikely” the couple would attend.

She wrote in the Daily Telegraph: “Some are beginning to question when – or indeed if – the Queen and Prince Philip will see Archie, their youngest great-grandchild, again.

“The Cambridges plan to travel to the Scottish highlands for a weekend with ‘Granny’ next month before returning to London to resume something resembling a pre-coronavirus royal diary of engagements in September.”

Meghan and Harry’s only son Archie Harrison turned one in May and has not seen the Queen and Prince Philip for many months.

As well as keeping a low public profile recently, Meghan, Harry and Archie have also not seen the Royal Family for many months while living in North America.

It comes after Meghan and Prince Harry failed to attend Balmoral in September last year with their young son.

The Queen was said to have been “hurt and disappointed” when the couple turned down her invite.

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For every year of her reign, the Queen has spent up to three months at the Royal Scottish estate annually, and this year is likely to be no exception.

Typically the Queen and Prince Philip journey up to the 50,000-acre estate in Scotland each year.

Over the course of the few months, she spends at Balmoral, various members of the Royal Family journey up to spend time with her.

However, this year, with the coronavirus crisis still impacting normal life, her annual pilgrimage will be different from normal.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “The Queen and The Duke Of Edinburgh plan to move to Balmoral Castle in early August to commence their annual summer stay.

“All arrangements will be in line with the relevant guidelines and advice.”


Usually, she would have started her summer holiday in mid-July where she remains in a seven-bedroom stone house on her estate Caigowan Lodge until the main castle closes to tourists in August.

The Queen then moves into the big house in August where she usually remains until September or October.


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