Archie Harrison and Lilibet ‘Lili’ Mountbatten-Windsor continue to miss out on important family events with the increasingly frail Queen, who just turned 96. Reportedly, all of the Queen’s great-grandchildren, with the exception of Archie and Lili, are going to participate in a special finale of the Windsor Horse Show in a carriage next Sunday.
It’s just another special memory and historic occasion with the Queen that will never happen with Archie and Lili due to the selfishness of their own parents.
Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most admired and respected women in the entire world. She’s led her country through economic booms and busts, times of peace and conflict, and through the sexual revolution and the internet. For the last 70 years, she has been a constant and dignified presence.
Sadly, her own grandson doesn’t extend her the same reverence that most of the rest of the world does.
In 2020, Harry and his wife Meghan Markle thought they were better than the rest of the royal family and fled to Hollywood to try to make it as producers. In many ways, they threw Her Majesty’s kindness and generosity back in her face, especially after their interview with Oprah Winfrey, where they made allegations that the entire royal family was racist and damaged the Queen’s legacy.
But perhaps the biggest insult is that they’ve kept their children Archie and Lilibet away from Her Majesty.
As far as the public is aware, Archie has only met Her Majesty once and, at most, a handful of times. She has never met Lilibet in person, and they even insulted the Queen by giving their daughter her childhood nickname without permission.
There is also no group picture of Archie or Lili with the Queen and the rest of her great-grandchildren, their cousins. In one taken with the Queen and Prince Philip, before his death, it’s likely that a newborn Archie could have joined but didn’t.
They’ve likely missed out on numerous other opportunities to bond and spend time with Her Majesty in her latter years. But Meghan had to try once again to try her luck in Hollywood, and her children are paying the price.
This Sunday, May 15, all of the Queen’s great-grandchildren will reportedly appear at the Windsor Horse Show finale in a horse carriage driven by her granddaughter, Lady Louise. It will be a fantastic moment, and the first time Princess Eugenie’s son August and Princess Beatrice’s daughter Sienna are seen in public.
The show will be called “A Gallop Through History” and, per The Times of London, it “will reflect the Queen’s reign and love of horses.”
In addition to August and Sienna, the three Cambridge children, the three Tindall kids and the two Phillips children will all be in the carriage, and at least some of the horses are those bequeathed to Lady Louise by Prince Philip.
It will be a historic moment, and one that Archie and Lilibet will miss out on and one they may come to resent their parents for in the future.
Harry and Meghan made the decision to leave the royals under the delusion that they were stars who could live like a-listers without doing the work necessary to make it happen. This has come at the expense of their children’s relationships with their British relatives, who remain very close. It will be something that they may regret for the rest of their lives.
Because the moment videos and images of that carriage filled with Her Majesty’s great-grandchildren hits the media, the public’s support for Archie and Lili’s titles will once again diminish.
Harry and Meghan may successfully get a picture of the Queen with their children, but it will do little to change the public’s perception that they care more about themselves than their family.