Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to spend more time with Archie and Lilibet this week

After an extended stay in the UK for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are looking to spend some quality time with their children

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens, Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England
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Following their trip to the UK, which saw the couple unexpectedly stay for nearly two weeks in light of the Queen's death, Meghan and Harry are set to spend some quality time with Archie and Lilibet.


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are said to be spending time with their children, Archie (opens in new tab) and Lilibet (opens in new tab) and postponing their return to work for another week, following their extended stay in the UK.

Meghan and Harry originally planned a whistle-stop trip to the UK,  to attend two charity events and as well as paying a visit to Germany for the Invictus Games Düsseldorf One Year To Go event.

The couple extended their stay following the news that Her Majesty the Queen had died. The couple remained in London for another week, to attend the Queen’s state funeral (opens in new tab) on September 19th, before then returning home to the US (opens in new tab).

Now, Meghan and Harry are reportedly looking to make up the time with Archie and Lilibet - who did not join their parents for the funeral. According to Hello! (opens in new tab)they have postponed their return to work and their business projects for another week. 

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walk as procession with the coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth arrives at Westminster Hall from Buckingham Palace for her lying in state on September 14, 2022 in London, United Kingdom.

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Meghan has announced that the next episode of her new Archetypes podcast will land on Tuesday 4th October after delaying a number of episodes during the royal mourning period.

The family of four is expected to spend some quality time together at their Montecito home, while also doing the school run for Archie, who Meghan revealed in her viral interview with the Cut, is now going to school full-time (opens in new tab).

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This comes after the royal family officially marked the end of the mourning period (opens in new tab) on September 27th, with a poignant portrait of the Queen. The Prince and Princess of Wales have since resumed their royal duties, with a trip to Wales where Kate shared an adorable moment with a four-year-old fan (opens in new tab)