Here’s why you missed baby Archie at Trooping the Colour

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    Saturday saw Trooping the Colour, with the annual parade marking the Queen’s official birthday celebrations.

    This year’s festivities made news for numerous reasons, from Meghan Markle’s surprise appearance to Prince Louis debuting his royal wave.


    But while the Duchess of Sussex broke her maternity leave early to attend the Queen’s birthday celebrations, one person who was noticeably absent was Baby Sussex, Archie.

    The newest member of the royal family was not in attendance, despite some speculation that he was backstage so Meghan could tend to him during the day.


    But why did we miss baby Archie at Trooping the Colour?

    Well, the reasons are expected to be two-fold.

    Firstly, Baby Archie was born only a month ago, and given Harry and Meghan’s dedication to their child’s privacy, it’s hardly surprising they didn’t want to show him off to the world just yet.

    Secondly, tradition.

    It is not common for royal babies to be out in public so soon after their births with Prince Louis only making his first official royal outing this weekend – and he was born over a year ago.

    We’re looking forward to seeing baby Archie again, whenever Harry and Meghan are ready to show him off.

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