The real reason Archie skipped the London trip with his parents

accreditation
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their son, Archie.  (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their son, Archie. (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Prince Harry and Meghan completed their final engagements in the UK without their 10-month-old son, Archie.

With the recent spread of the coronavirus and the WHO declaring it a pandemic, the first-time parents decided it was best for their son to stay in Canada while they carried out their final engagements, E! News reports.

ALSO READ: Queen is 'very sad' Archie won’t be joining Harry and Meghan in the UK

Despite some publications reporting that the couple left the tot behind out of "spite", the Telegraph revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made the decision because of the growing global pandemic.

The doting parents are reportedly keeping in touch with baby Archie on a daily basis by FaceTiming with him, a palace source revealed to People.

"He’s doing great. He’s grabbing onto things and picking himself up. He’s starting to have movement, which is really exciting," the insider added.

READ MORE: Meghan reveals the major milestone baby Archie is nearing

(Sources: E! News, Telegraph, People)

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24