We finally got to see the Duchess of Sussex make her great return on Saturday at the celebrations of the Queen’s birthday, but fans noticed that her baby son Archie was absent. The baby royal, who is only five weeks old, was too young to make an appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, but that doesn’t mean that he was totally absent from what was happening at Trooping the Color.
In reality, the baby Sussex was inside being looked after as his parents Prince Harry and Meghan waved to the fans gathered there from the balcony. The Sussex was joined by other royals, such as Prince William and Kate, along with their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and even Prince Louis. The one-year-old Prince made his debut at Trooping this year, looking so cute in white and blue.
His oldest brother, George made his appearance at Trooping the Color in 2015 just before he turned two, while his sister Charlotte made her first balcony appearance when she was only 13 months old in 2016. When they were too young to be standing out on the balcony, they would stay indoors with their nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo. In previous years, we could see Maria lifting up George and Charlotte to look at the crowds through the window and watch the RAF flypast from inside.
His mother Meghan is expected to be on maternity leave until autumn, but she will be making the occasional appearance along the rest of the royal family at events such as Trooping the Color. The US-born-royal welcomed her baby boy in May at The Portland Hospital in London, despite all the rumours that she wanted to have a home birth at Windsor.
The Duchess has only publicly spoken about Archie once, saying during an official photocall: “It is magic and it is pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world. And so I am really happy.” “He has the sweetest temperament, he’s really calm,” she added of her baby boy. “He has just been a dream. It’s been a special couple of days.”