The Duke of Sussex was presented with a teddy bear for newborn Archie during a visit to a childrens hospital.
Prince Harry met youngsters at Oxford Childrens Hospital and was presented with the gift by former patient Daisy Wingrove, 13.
Meghan and Harry shifted their offices from Kensington Palace to Buckingham Palace, amid their big move to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor earlier in March. However, one palace insider claimed the move was a “tactic” to keep a close eye on the royal couple, particularly Meghan. The move is said to have comes after the Duchess reportedly “horrified” Buckingham Palace staff when she issued a statement about her estranged father, Thomas Markle, in the lead up to her Royal Wedding. Speaking about the move, a senior palace insider told the Daily Mail: “The decision was made before his wedding when Kensington Palace began issuing daily statements about Meghan Markle’s father.”
Buckingham Palace was horrified. A key part of being royal is that you don’t say anything about that sort of thing. The Palace abides by its mantra: ‘When in doubt, never speak out.’”
Her followers immediately guessed that the mother-and-daughter duo were on their way to Prince Harry and Meghan's new home, Frogmore Cottage, to meet Archie. "I hope your heading to London to meet Archie," said one fan, while another added: "I hope they are staying at Frogmore House!" A third asked: "Are you going to visit Archie?!?!?!" A fourth post read: "I thought the same. Lol. She must be so curious to see Meghan’s baby." A friend of Jessica's said: "Will be a very special trip for both of you." Another wrote: "Just perfect! I’m screaming with excitement for you and Ivy too."
Sara Latham is now Meghan and Harry’s new communications director, and is obliged to follow the orders of the Queen’s communications secretary, Donal McCabe.
It's been over a week since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their little boy, so it's no wonder the royal couple are eager to introduce baby Archie Harrison to close friends and family. And royal fans are suspecting that Jessica Mulroney, Meghan's best friend, is en route to Windsor with her daughter Ivy, who was one of the bridesmaids at the royal wedding last year. Taking to her Instagram page on Monday, Jessica revealed that she and her five-year-old daughter are embarking on a trip. "Packing for our first Mother/Daughter trip and I’m screaming with excitement. Are matching shoes too much," she wrote in the caption.
The Sussexes’ household staff will now keep a close watch of Meghan and Harry’s diary, including all their engagements and royal announcements.
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“Diaries are cross-referenced to ensure there isn’t a clash and they decide if an event is suitable.”
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Meghan is known to have taken the lead in the Sussex household, but staff are now certain to follow the royal hierarchy as top priority – meaning the Queen’s orders come first.
The insider also told the Daily Mail: “The intention is to ensure what they do is co-ordinated with the rest of the household so you don’t get an Independent State of Frogmore [the Sussex’s Windsor cottage].
“I think Samantha, on the other hand, is very much about headlines, financial gain, so I dont think shes going to go quiet, but I do think Thomas will definitely.”
“The Royal Family is a very hierarchical organisation. It’s the Queen, Prince Charles, the Cambridges, the Sussexes in that order.
The new structure also gives Ms Latham the chance to refuse Meghan and Harry’s requests as she is not allowed to go against the orders of Ms McCabe, the Queen’s secretary.
The Sussexes became parents for the first time on Monday 6 May. Despite his son's birth, Harry has continued carrying out work engagements, even travelling to the Netherlands last week to launch The Invictus Games The Hague 2020. The royal spoke about the early days of parenting with his friend JJ Chalmers, who recalled: "He said it's amazing but it's hard work. He said that [Archie] slept for the first 24 hours like all babies do, and then he woke up."
Prince Harry visits Oxford Childrens Hospital
The source added: “If there’s a difficult conversation to be had, she can say it’s Donal McCabe blocking this, not me.
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“This isn’t control in the sense of limitation. The Sussexes are well-liked. The message is simply: don’t let the good you do obscure that of others.”
He told Express.co.uk: “Meghans maternity wardrobe was filled with blue garments, one in every three outfits featured a blue ensemble and it was her most worn colour, sporting the blue 23 times during her pregnancy.”
Meanwhile, Meghan and Harry’s announcement of their baby reportedly caused a “huge cock-up” in the royal household that left palace staff scratching their heads.
Archie, who was not given a courtesy title, has already spent time with his maternal grandmother Doria Ragland and his royal great grandparents, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.
It is said that Meghan refused to take part in the traditional photo op after giving birth, and “felt sorry” for her sister-in-law Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge when she posed for photos outside the Lindo Wing following the birth of Prince Louis.
Instead, her husband Prince Harry made the announcement outside their home in Frogmore Cottage a few hours after welcoming their baby boy.
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One palace insider told the Daily Mail: “The way the birth was handled was a huge cock-up and left a very confusing picture.
“The Sussexes were determined to get what they wanted. But the Palace machine is a force to be reckoned with.”