Although Prince Harry has left the British monarchy that doesn't mean he doesn't miss his family. The 35-year-old royal and his wife, Meghan Markle, 38, stepped down as senior royals last month and moved to Los Angeles with their son Archie, after spending some time in Canada. The family is reportedly staying in a $20million mansion in Malibu. "Harry and Meghan were very much testing the waters with their stay in Canada, I don’t believe they ever planned to make the place their residence but it was the place that the two of them knew they could be really isolated from the rest of the world. They could really hunker down with Archie, away from the publicity that they experienced in London. It always made sense for the two of them to be in Los Angeles at least part of the time," said royal expert Charlie Lankston who also said that the mansion is in "an area where it was rumored that Princess Diana was planning to live with Dodi al-Fayed shortly before they died."
Back in the UK, the royal family is managing the consequences of the pandemic. Prince Charles, tested positive for the virus last month, but has since left self-isolation and is in "good health," Clarence House revealed. Queen Elizabeth II, is meanwhile set to deliver a special address to the nation. A source told Entertainment Tonight that while they've been apart, Harry has been "staying in touch with his father and loves his grandmother." "Harry misses his family," the source added. A source that spoke to Us Weekly a few days ago shared that things between the brothers aren't great, adding, "They speak, but it’s awkward." William is slightly upset that Harry didn't fly back to London to be with the royal family during the Coronavirus crisis.
Previously, a source told ET, that the ex-royal couple will spend the next few months focusing on their family and continuing to do what they can, safely and privately, to support and work with their pre-existing charitable commitments while developing their future non-profit organization. The couple has already begun focussing on the new chapter in their lives. They were not allowed to use the name "Sussex Royal" for their nonprofit organization, website or Instagram account anymore. Although the @SussexRoyal handle and their website SussexRoyal.com will be inactive, "both the Instagram account and website will remain in existence online for the foreseeable future," a spokesperson had said. Now. the couple has revealed the name of their non-profit in a sweet tribute to their son Archie. "Like you, our focus is on supporting efforts to tackle the global COVID-19 pandemic but faced with this information coming to light, we felt compelled to share the story of how this came to be," they shared in a statement. "Before SussexRoyal, came the idea of 'Arche'—the Greek word meaning 'source of action.' We connected to this concept for the charitable organization we hoped to build one day, and it became the inspiration for our son’s name. To do something of meaning, to do something that matters. Archewell is a name that combines an ancient word for strength and action, and another that evokes the deep resources we each must draw upon."
Despite new beginnings, last month, Harry's mind was still with family back home. He was particularly worried about his 71-year-old father, Prince Charles, and his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, who turns 94 next month. He has been in contact to urge them to "stay safe and to take extra precautions," an insider told the Daily Mail, according to Page Six. When Harry was in Canada, he was left "a bit helpless and isolated out in the middle of nowhere" after leaving the UK, according to the report. Despite finding their final royal tour of the UK "bittersweet," the Sussexes are "grateful" they got to spend time with Harry’s family "before all this insanity began," the insider noted.
A friend also said that "Meghan said just because they are isolating themselves, it doesn’t mean they can’t help. They aren’t just sitting around at home doing nothing. Meghan told her inner circle that what’s happening in the world right now is a mental health crisis. She said they are working with a mental health nonprofit to create some sort of online support system for those most vulnerable, like new mothers suffering from postpartum depression. People who lack support systems need reassurance that they are not alone.”
Things look better for the future king who has since recovered. Prince Charles and his wife, Duchess Camilla of Cornwall, released a picture of themselves with her two little dogs Bluebell and Beth to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary on Thursday. USA Today reports that the picture of the Prince of Wales, 71, and his second wife, 72, was posted on the Clarence House Twitter account.