The sweet details of the Queen’s special relationship with Meghan and Archie

Archie reportedly ‘loves’ family Zoom calls

Queen and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex watch a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London, England.
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The Queen’s relationship with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and her son Archie is reportedly close and it’s even been claimed that the monarch's great-grandson “loves” Zoom calls. 

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s move to America after stepping back as senior members of the Royal Family has meant that it’s been some time since the Queen has been able to see the couple or their son Archie in person. It has previously been claimed that the Sussexes were keen to travel to the UK for several significant royal events this year, including the Queen’s 95th birthday and an unveiling of a memorial statue to the late Princess Diana. 

However, given the ongoing effects of the pandemic, it’s not certain whether they will all be able to make the trip over to the UK. With the Queen currently spending lockdown at Windsor Castle away from her wider family, she would no doubt be delighted to be reunited with the Sussexes again after so long apart. 

Though it seems that even with in-person visits currently impossible, the Queen, Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan and Archie have maintained a close relationship. 

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How has the Queen kept in touch with the Sussexes?

Expert and co-author of biography, Finding Freedom, Omid Scobie, has reportedly told OK! magazine that: “No matter what has happened, the Queen will always remain close to Harry and Meghan.”

“She has a very special relationship with Archie and due to them all living in Windsor, was one of the royals to spend the most time with him as a baby.” 

Mr. Scobie continued: “Archie loves being on Zoom calls with the family and the Queen has been enjoying those throughout lockdown.”

“I’m sure Meghan will send the Queen some gorgeous flowers for her birthday and also get Archie to help her with the card. Meghan and Harry feel very sad about the time that the Queen, Philip and Prince Charles have spent without seeing Archie due to the pandemic.”

Discussing the Sussexes’ potential UK travel plans, Mr. Scobie also claimed that: “Neither Meghan or Harry have been vaccinated and travel plans are still very much up in the air. Meghan wouldn’t want to be away from Archie and it would be very tricky to factor a small child into their travels with all the restrictions that could potentially be in place.“

“It seems easier at this moment for Harry to do the trip solo. But it is not Meghan’s intention to snub the family. If Covid wasn’t a factor, she would be there,” Mr. Scobie said to OK! magazine.

The Queen’s official birthday in June is usually celebrated with a spectacular Trooping the Color parade. For her 95th birthday this year, it would be particularly special to see the whole Royal Family reunited on the Buckingham Palace balcony.

We’ll just have to wait and see!

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!