The sad reality of royal life that could finally unite Prince George and Archie

Prince George
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Prince George and Archie Harrison could finally reunite and form a bond as they grow older and face the difficult realities of being a royal, it's been claimed.

  • Prince George and Archie may finally be united as friends as they grow older and realise a "difficult" reality of royal life.
  • The young prince, seven, and his cousin Archie, who turns two tomorrow, have barely seen each other, so have not been able to form a childhood bond.
  • This royal news comes after the Meghan Markle announced huge career news.

Prince George and his cousin Archie, who are just two of the Queen's ten great-grandchildren, may finally be united as they grow older, as royal author Ingrid Sweard claims they'll have to rely on each other, due to the difficulties they could face making friends outside of the The Firm.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's children aren't expected to have a childhood bond with their cousin Archie Mountbatten-Windsor but Ingrid claims that they will grow up to appreciate him.

The editor of Majesty magazine said, "I am sure Diana would have wanted her sons' offspring to be friends as she would have known how difficult it is to form friendships outside the family as people cannot be trusted not to let some indiscretion slip out.

Prince George, Archie and Meghan Markle

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"But they may be friends with Archie when they are older. How cool to have a Californian cousin who is going to be such a dude as Archie. So exciting for them to go and stay with him too and vice versa," she told the Express.

"So they may not have the childhood bond, which they really don't need as they have lots of little friends, but they will really appreciate Archie later on in their lives."

Meanwhile, Prince George has only seen his cousin Archie, who will celebrate his second birthday tomorrow, a few times since his birth in 2019.

One public event was when their fathers the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex took part in the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day back in July 2019.

Even Prince Harry, who jetted to the UK last month to attend his grandfather Prince Philip's funeral and later met up with the Queen when he was back in Windsor, didn't see Cambridge kids Prince George, seven, Charlotte, five or Louis, three, during his brief visit - despite being their uncle.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)