Meghan Markle expressed her frustration when Prince Harry inadvertently
raised doubts about Archie’s existence during a Wellchild event, prompting the
involvement of U.S. social services. The incident occurred when Prince Harry
returned to the UK for a special event, the Wellchild Awards, as the 38th Duke
He has been a patron of Wellchild, a charity supporting seriously ill
children and their families, since 2007 and regularly attends their award
ceremonies. Meghan Markle had joined him at the event in 2018 and 2019.
During his speech at the event, Prince Harry spoke about the joys and
challenges of parenting, referring to himself as a father of two, mentioning
son Prince Archie and daughter Princess Lilibet, and three dogs. He emphasized
the unique challenges faced by parents raising children with health challenges
and expressed his admiration and respect for their support and responsibility.
However, Prince Harry’s comments took an unexpected turn when he mentioned a
conversation with young Archie about his future aspirations. He stated, “When
I talked to my son Archie about what he wanted to be when he grew up, I don’t
see the future, nor think about it because there is nothing. Have you grasped
that yet? Nothing.”
This statement raised eyebrows and led some to speculate that it suggested
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may not have children, or that Archie’s
existence was in question. Some even interpreted it as if Archie were merely
an illusion in the Royal narrative.
The revelation also prompted questions about the Sussexes’ family life, as
they had traveled to the UK for the Queen’s celebration without their
children, and reports indicated that no one had attended Archie’s birthday
party at Frogmore Cottage. Even prominent figures like Oprah Winfrey and James
Corden had not seen their children during their visits to Montecito.
In light of Prince Harry’s words and the various reports, the public’s
perception of the Sussexes’ family life seemed to be evolving, with some
beginning to question the authenticity of the fairy tale image previously