In early January, rumors started circulating Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were making plans to visit the royal family this summer in the U.K. But if royal experts are to be believed, said trip—if it even happens—will actually be a solo one. Just for Prince Harry.
Omid Scobie—the royal editor at Harper’s Bazaar and co-author of the book Finding Freedom—told the U.K. magazine OK! that Markle won’t be joining Prince Harry in England this summer should the trip happen.
“Meghan wouldn’t want to be away from Archie and it would be very tricky to factor a small child into their travels with all the restrictions that could potentially be in place,” Scobie said, per the Daily Mail, adding that any plans are “up in the air” because of COVID-19. It would be “easier for the duke to do the trip solo,” Scobie also said.
Again, take this all with a grain of salt—but it makes sense. All of us are wary of traveling because of this pandemic; doing it with a small child in tow ups the stress tenfold, I’m sure.
But don’t worry: Markle would still be part of this trip, albeit virtually. Zoom is the word! “Archie loves being on Zoom calls with the family, and the queen has been enjoying those throughout lockdown,” Scobie said, later adding, “I’m sure Meghan will send the queen some gorgeous flowers for her birthday and also get Archie to help her with the card.”
The Sunday Times was the first to report Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may travel to the U.K. in June for Queen Elizabeth II’s 95th birthday and the Trooping the Colour parade. Of course, at this point with COVID-19, who knows if anything will happen. But the Times did report the royal family is prepared to downsize to abide by coronavirus guidelines. Let’s file all of this under “wait and see,” shall we?