Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Son Archie Expected to Stay in Canada During Their U.K. Trip

Prince Harry, Archie, Meghan Markle
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are visiting the U.K. amid their transition out of their royal roles.

It's not looking like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son, Archie, will be making the trip back to his birthplace this month when his mother joins his father in the United Kingdom. ET has learned that 9-month-old Archie is expected to remain in Canada while his parents fulfill their last duties as senior members of the royal family.  

Queen Elizabeth II and the royals are said to be "very sad" to have seen so little of baby Archie, The Sunday Times reports. 

Harry, Meghan, and Archie spent the winter holidays in Canada before their bombshell announcement that they were stepping down as senior members of the royal family. Though Harry and Meghan returned to the U.K. in January ahead of the news, they left Archie in Canada at the time. 

Prince Harry is already in the U.K. after speaking at an eco-tourism summit in Edinburgh, Scotland, and meeting up with Jon Bon Jovi and the Invictus Games Choir at Abbey Road Studios in London last week. Meghan is set to join him this week. 

The couple are to attend the Endeavor Fund Awards on March 5, the Mountbatten Music Festival on March 7, and the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on March 9. Harry will also attend the Silverstone Experience with Lewis Hamilton on March 6, and Meghan will be attending events to mark International Women’s Day on March 8.

The visit comes weeks ahead of Duke and Duchess of Sussex officially stepping down as senior members of the royal family on March 31. For more on the transition, watch the clip below: