Insider Says Queen Elizabeth ‘Misses’ Great-Grandson Archie But Is ‘Relaxed’ About Royal Exit

by Stephanie Kaloi

As Queen Elizabeth prepares to welcome Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and her great-grandson Archie back to the UK for Commonwealth Day, sources close to the monarch have noted that she’s also preparing to bid the family of three goodbye as they begin their lives as private citizens in Canada.

A royal insider told Closer Weekly that “Elizabeth has asked Harry and Meghan to return to the UK for the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey — it’ll be one of their last royal engagements. She’d love to see him again. And in spite of all the drama, she misses Harry too and doesn’t want him to feel alienated from the family.”

The Queen is also reportedly feeling “remarkably relaxed” about the transition. Sources have said that the Queen frequently comments, “If that’s what they want, if they want to go, we must let them go.”

As for what the royal Sussexes are up to today, the source also told Closer Weekly that “Harry and Meghan are planning to have a low-key Valentine’s Day in Vancouver. That doesn’t mean it won’t be special though. Meghan’s been giving Harry cooking lessons and he’s planning to put his culinary skills to the test by whipping up a pot roast dinner. He’s even bought extra candles to create a romantic ambiance. Their kitchen is amazing and they’re certainly making the most of it.”

The pair are said to be fitting right in with their new neighbors, and they are already in love with the area. Meghan and Harry are even thinking of sending Archie to day care in the area when he’s a little older. This is in sharp contrast to Meghan’s original plan, which reportedly included homeschooling Archie in the UK. “When Meghan was in London she talked about homeschooling Archie. She felt she had no choice because of the negative publicity surrounding the family. But now they’ve moved to Canada, they’re planning to send Archie to nursery once he’s old enough. Meghan thinks it’s important for her little boy to interact with other kids.”

Meghan and Harry recently delighted fans when they shared a photo of Archie to ring in the new year.

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