Duchess Meghan is likely relishing in the first few quiet weeks with her new baby boy, Archie Harrison, but royal watchers are eager to see her in the spotlight again. She likely won’t be back full time for a few months as she and husband Prince Harry adjust to their new family life and begin raising a child, but it’s likely the world will spot her out and about this summer for some royal events she’s attended before.
Just after her wedding to Harry last year, Meghan attended Trooping the Colour (the Queen’s birthday parade), where many will remember Prince George and Savannah Phillipssharing a hilarious moment on the Buckingham Palace balcony. Until this year’s ceremony on June 8, she’s likely to spend most of her time at home with her mother, who is helping her get used to parenting. It’s highly unlikely she and Harry will attend Lady Gabriella Windsor and Tom Kingston’s nuptials on Saturday (May 18). Given that their anniversary is the next day, they’re more likely to spend the weekend at home.
“The Duke of Sussex is carrying out several more engagements this week and next, so Doria Ragland is expected to stay with them at Frogmore Cottage for another couple of weeks,” a royal insider told E! News.
The duke and duchess have done their first baby’s birth a bit differently, since they decided to keep many of the details private. But it does appear Meghan’s maternity leave is running a similar course to sister-in-law Kate. The Duchess of Cambridge spent around six months on maternity leave with each of her children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – but was, of course, at big royal engagements, like Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding in May 2018.
The new dad has surely enjoyed becoming a father, but he’s very much dedicated to his role as a royal. Just a day after debuted Archie at Windsor Castle with Meghan, Harry was off to the Netherlands for the official countdown to the Invictus Games The Hague 2020. A week later, he visited the Oxford Children’s Hospital and spent time chatting with children and their families.