The youngest members of the Sussex family, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s kids, Archie and Lilibet, might be heading across the pond for the Queen’s funeral, according to new reports.
Harry and Meghan are considering having her mom, Doria Ragland, fly with their kids to the UK at some point next week, a source close to the couple told The Telegraph (via The Sun). The reports/speculation about Archie and Lilibet’s travel plans come amid news that Harry and Meghan plan to extend their stay in the United Kingdom until after the Queen’s funeral, which is scheduled to be held at Westminster Abbey on September 19.
“We understand that Harry and Meghan will be staying in the UK until after the funeral,” HELLO! magazine‘s royal editor, Emily Nash, explained. “It’s fair to say that they obviously want to be present for the Queen and pay tribute to her.”
Exactly how long Harry and Meghan will be in the UK is unclear, but they could stay a full week after the funeral, in observance of the period of Royal Mourning.
“Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, it is His Majesty The King’s wish that a period of Royal Mourning be observed from now until seven days after The Queen’s Funeral. The date of the Funeral will be confirmed in due course,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement. “Royal Mourning will be observed by Members of the Royal Family, Royal Household staff and Representatives of the Royal Household on official duties, together with troops committed to Ceremonial Duties.”
If Archie and Lilibet join their parents in the UK and attend the Queen’s funeral, they won’t be the only children at the service. Several of their cousins, including Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, are expected to attend the funeral.