Queen Elizabeth II might be experiencing great sorrow. Due to the current COVID-19 situation and the imposed norms of social distancing, she was separated from her closest family members for several months and has not been able to see her beloved descendants.
The monarch and her spouse, Prince Philip, have been keeping their distance from the world in their private residence at Windsor Castle, and although they have not been anywhere near their children and grandchildren for a while, they have reportedly kept in touch with one another on a regular basis.
However, many could not help but wonder if the 94-year-old monarch was not missing her youngest great-grandchildren, 1-year-old Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor, who she has not seen since his parents, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, moved to North America.
Earlier this year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex surprisingly stated that they wanted to break free from the restrictive life of the British Royal family and quit their positions as senior royals.
Since then, the couple and their son resided first in Canada for a while, before settling down in Los Angeles.
According to some royal experts, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were especially distraught that Archie was going to grow up without even knowing his cousins, grandparents, and great-grandparents, who have met the toddler just a few times when he was only a couple of months old.
Due to the current travel restrictions, it is unlikely that the Sussexes would be able to visit the UK anytime soon.
Camilla Tominey, the associate editor of the Daily Telegraph and a well-known royal expert, recently commented on the situation and gave a gloom yet realistic perspective.
She revealed: “It was highly unlikely’ they would journey from Los Angeles to Scotland, writing: ‘Some are beginning to question when – or indeed if – the Queen and Prince Philip will see Archie, their youngest great-grandchild, again.”
The queen is set to vacation in Scotland alongside Prince Philip, 99, next month with several family members including Prince Charles, Prince William, and Kate Middleton along with their children — Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
However, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not be holidaying with the family. The power couple is exploring new ventures in America through some very lucrative speaking engagements and other opportunities.
With the release of a new tell-all book about their life in London, it might not be the right time for a family reunion.