Prince Harry and Meghan Markle didn’t let their son Archie witness their final days as senior members of the royal family for his own safety.
There have been at least 596 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK and 10 people have died, reported the BBC.
The whirlwind transatlantic trip to Buckingham Palace saw Meghan and Harry attend various functions without the company of their adorable ten-month-old son.
Besides their concerns over COVID-19, the couple’s final event came with its own fair share of drama.
A last minute change in protocol denied the Duke and Duchess from entering a Commonwealth Day processession alongside Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and wife Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince William and Kate Middleton.
According to the Daily Mail, Meghan and Harry didn’t take it too well and were upset over the sudden change.
The terse situation came just days before it seemed no love was lost between Archie’s parents and Her Majesty, following their bombshell announcement of wanting to leave their royal duties.
On Sunday, the 93-year-old monarch extended an invitation to her grandson and his wife to attend a church service in Windsor.
“It was a really sweet gesture that the Queen asked them to church,” a source told People. “It’s telling in the sense that these two are still her family. And as a family, they all love each other.”
With the completion of their royal duties on Monday, Meghan and Harry immediately flew back to Canada to be with their son, who has recently started to walk.
“He’s doing great,” a source told People. “He’s grabbing onto things and picking himself up. He’s starting to have movement, which is really exciting.”
Meghan and Harry will officially step down from their royal duties on March 31st.