Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and wife of Prince Harry, has gone back to Canada to be with their son two days after the pair announced they would be stepping back from their Royal roles and spending more time in North America.
- Archie remained in Canada while Harry and Meghan returned to the UK to make the announcement
- Neither the Queen nor Prince Charles were consulted on the Duke and Duchess’s decision to step back from their roles
- Meghan and Harry plan to build a more “progressive” role for themselves
Queen Elizabeth II and other senior Royals were trying to calm the crisis on Friday by thrashing out a plan for Harry and Meghan after the couple blindsided the family by going public with their plans without consultation.
The couple spent six weeks in Canada at the end of 2019 before returning to the UK earlier this month.
Their first official engagement of the year was a visit to Canada House where they thanked the country for what they said had been an “unbelievable” welcome.
Their eight-month-old son, Archie, remained in Canada as Harry and Meghan returned to the UK to make the announcement that they would step back from Royal duties and build a more “progressive” role for themselves.
Meghan has returned to Canada to be with her son, a spokeswoman for the Duchess confirmed on Friday.
It is not known how long she will remain in Canada for.
Harry is still believed to be in the UK, where he is next week scheduled to host the 2021 Rugby League World Cup draws at Buckingham Palace.
The Duke and Duchess’s decision to step back from Royal duties, announced on Instagram, left senior Royals hurt and disappointed earlier this week.
Neither the Queen nor Prince Charles — Harry’s father and heir to the throne — were consulted on their statement.
The announcement coincided with Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge’s birthday, prompting UK tabloid The Sun to claim her 38th had been “ruined” by Meghan and Harry.
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