After the break up with the royal family, we haven’t seen much of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s little boy, Archie Harrison.
On May 6th last year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their firstborn son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, and since then they have only made a handful of appearances. The couple has made it clear that they want to provide their child with the most normal life they can, away from all the media and drama.
With the Sussexes officially leaving the royal family behind, their next public appearance is unclear, as well as their future plans. Despite the split, the palace has confirmed that the couple will be spending time both here and North America.
Archie Harrison made his debut last year in September on Harry and Meghan’s royal tour of Africa, but we have been treated to photos of the baby on multiple occasions, such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, his christening and Christmas. The last time we got a photo was in December, and with Mother’s Day right around the corner, we might be getting one very soon, the first of the after-royal era.
Last year, Meghan shared an adorable photo of Archie on Sussex Royal’s Instagram page to mark US Mother’s Day, which took place only six days after his arrival in the world. The sweet photo was of he Duchess holding Archie’s tiny feet as they stood in the garden at their Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage.
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Paying tribute to all mothers today – past, present, mothers-to-be, and those lost but forever remembered. We honor and celebrate each and every one of you. Today is Mother’s Day in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, Japan, and several countries across Europe. This is the first Mother’s Day for The Duchess of Sussex. Quote from “lands” by @nayyirah.waheed: my mother was my first country; the first place i ever lived. Photo © SussexRoyal
The caption read: “Paying tribute to all mothers today – past, present, mothers-to-be, and those lost but forever remembered. We honour and celebrate each and every one of you. Today is Mother’s Day in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, Japan, and several countries across Europe. This is the first Mother’s Day for The Duchess of Sussex.”
They also shared a similar snap of Harry holding Archie for his first Father’s Day last June. It is very likely that we will get brand new photos from the baby for UK Mother’s Day on 22 March, as well as US Mother’s Day on 10 May, and Father’s Day on 21 June this year too.
When Will We Next See Archie Harrison?
There also another big milestone that the two parents will most certainly mark with photos, and that is Prince Archie’s first birthday on May 6th.
The most likely place where we will get to see the trio is Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi’s wedding on May 29th at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace, with the reception taking place at Buckingham Palace. Baby Archie is a little bit too young to have a major role in the wedding, unlike his older cousins, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Prince William and Kate’s eldest two, there is still a possibility that he will only accompany his parents in the pews.
As they will not be officially considered royals, starting March 1st, it is uncertain at which big royal events will the Sussexes attend. They might join members of the royal family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace for Trooping the Colour, the annual parade which marks the Queen’s birthday. As well as senior royals, Her Majesty is usually joined by extended members of her family, such as Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Peter Phillips.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s youngest child Prince Louis made his debut aged one last year and stole the show with his enthusiastic waving during the fly-past. So should we expect something like that and watch out if baby Archie joins his three cousins on the balcony? We will have to wait and see.