Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced they will step back from their roles are senior royals in January this year. From the end of March, they will no longer carry out duties on behalf of the Queen and they are set to split time between the UK and Canada. Will this affect Archie Harrison’s relationship with the Royal Family?
In a statement released last month, Meghan and Harry have explained they will split their time between the UK and Canada.
Prince Harry is the grandson of the Queen and son of Prince Charles who are both working royals.
This means the royals may not be able to see Archie Harrison as often if they move, according to Zoe Bonser, Show Director at The Baby Show.
She told Express.co.uk: “Meghan and Harry’s decision to leave the UK and live in Canada will have a huge impact on his family, most importantly, Charles and Camilla and of course William and Kate and their children.
“However, it is a very common occurrence for families to live in separate countries these days as people meet and fall in love with partners from the other side of the world or find jobs overseas, or simply want to live in a different country to the one they grew up in.”
Meghan and Harry’s move could have the greatest impact on Archie’s grandparents, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
When trying to forge a relationship between Archie and the Royal Family, everyone will need to make an effort, Zoe suggested.
She added: “Charles and Camilla shouldn’t pressure them to come back and Harry and Meghan shouldn’t make the grandparents feel guilty for not visiting enough.”
Close family relationships are important and the expert explained all members of the Royal Family can try to ensure Archie knows his family.
“Everyone has busy lives and the Royal Family have a lot more commitments than most so it’ll be tricky managing everyone’s diaries to create a time for a family reunion that suit,” Zoe told Express.co.uk.
“However, they need to prioritise so that Archie can form a relationship with his cousins and grandparents in the UK.
“They are in a very unique position and the bond he will have with his cousins needs to be strong to support them through the royal world they are brought up in.”
Meghan and Harry have not confirmed how much time they will spend in the UK compared to Canada.
If they do spend more time away from the Royal Family, the expert opened up on a few things they can do to keep a good family relationship.
Zoe said: “Children change so quickly when they’re little so it’s important to keep them updated with these changes, no matter how big or small, so long as they feel a part of the family.
“Meghan and Harry need to make sure they talk about their grandparents, cousins and aunt and uncle positively around little Archie so he will be excited to see them each time and have an instant feeling of fondness and familiarity when they see each other again.”