Prince Harry and Meghan’s son Archie did attend Trooping – here’s why you didn’t see him

The Duchess of Sussex made a glamorous return to the spotlight on Saturday to celebrate the Queen‘s birthday, but her baby boy Archie was noticeably absent. The tiny royal, who is almost five weeks old, was too young to make an appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t attend Trooping the Colour.
In fact, Archie was being looked after indoors while his parents Prince Harry and Meghan waved to crowds from the balcony. The Sussexes joined other royals, including Prince William and Kate, and Prince George and Princess Charlotte, on the balcony. One-year-old Prince Louis also made his Trooping debut this year, looking adorable in white and blue.

George attended his first Trooping in 2015 when he was just shy of turning two, while Charlotte made her first balcony appearance when she was 13 months old in 2016. When they were too young to step out onto the balcony, the children also remained indoors with their nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo. In previous years, Maria has been pictured lifting up George and Charlotte to look at the crowds through the window and watch the RAF flypast from inside.

Meghan is expected to be on maternity leave until the autumn, although she will occasionally join the royals at big family events like Trooping the Colour. The former actress, 37, welcomed her baby boy on 6 May at The Portland Hospital in London, despite reports claiming that she had wanted a home birth at Windsor.


The Duchess has only publicly spoken about Archie once, saying during an official photocall: “It is magic and it is pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world. And so I am really happy.” “He has the sweetest temperament, he’s really calm,” she added of her baby boy. “He has just been a dream. It’s been a special couple of days.” Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.
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