PUBLISHED: 09:25, Mon, Mar 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 09:59, Mon, Mar 2, 2020
While Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be carrying out their final rounds of royal engagements over the next couple of weeks, Britons have been left "disappointed" and "gutted" by the news that baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will be left behind in Canada, but Briton’s aren’t the only ones who are saddened, Queen Elizabeth is said to be “very sad” at the prospect of not seeing her great-grandson too.
According to reports, Meghan and Harry have made the decision to leave their nine-month-old baby son back in Canada, with a nanny and Meghan’s friend Jessica Mulroney, when the Duchess of Sussex flies into the UK to join her husband for the final rounds of royal engagements.
Meghan and Harry are set to complete three more engagements in Britain before they step down from their senior royal duties on March 31.
Prince Harry arrived in the UK early last week and has already conducted several solo-royal-engagements, including heading into the famous Abbey Road Studios to record a charity single with Jon Bon Jovi.
On Sunday, The Sunday Times reported that the 93-year-old monarch and 98-year-old Prince Philip are deeply disappointed that they won’t be seeing their great-grandson.
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Meghan Markle leaves baby Archie in Canada - leaving Queen and Britons 'disappointed' (Image: GETTY IMAGES)
While Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be carrying out their final rounds of royal engagements over the next couple of weeks, Britons have been left "disappointed" and "gutted" by the news that baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will be left behind in Canada. (Image: GETTY IMAGE/INSTAGRAM/sussexroyal)
According to reports, the senior royals have only met their great-grandson a couple of times, the first being when he was just two days old at Windsor Castle.
Archie hasn't been in the UK since last year, with his last official sighting was a photo posted on the Sussex Royal Instagram account on New Year's Eve.
The reason behind the decision to leave Archie in Canada has not been revealed, however, a security expert has suggested that Archie could be facing a “kidnapping” risk but royal fans have also speculated over social media that concerns surrounding the growing fears of the Coronavirus could have fueled the decision.
One fan wrote on Twitter: “Although I am gutted that we won’t be seeing baby Archie [this week] it’s probably best with the Coronavirus? I’m sure they’re just thinking of his safety.”
A second wrote: “Archie’s wellbeing is the most important thing, regardless if he’s royal or not no parent would put their child at risk on purpose. If they were advised to leave him behind then that’s their decision.”
A third fan wrote: “The