Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave Archie, 2, and three-month-old Lilibet at home in California while they spend at least three nights in NY in longest trip away from their daughter
- Prince Harry, 37, and Meghan Markle, 40, are currently visiting New York
- Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first public outing in city earlier today
- Couple will also attend a Global Citizen event in Central Park on Saturday
- Couple are understood to have left their children, Archie, two, and Lilibet, in LA
- Longest break they have had away and it is unknown who is looking after them
The Duke, 37, and Duchess of Sussex, 40, are currently living in their $14 million mansion in California with their two-year-old son and three-month-old daughter, having stepped back from royal duty last year.
The royal couple’s break in New York, which is believed to be at least three days, is the longest time the Duke and Duchess have spent away from their daughter Lilibet since she was born in June.
It is unknown who is caring for Archie and Lilibet while Prince Harry and Meghan visit New York, although the Duchess’ mother Doria has been helping out the couple with childcare in recent months.
Prince Harry, 37, and Meghan Markle, 40, have left their young children Archie and Lilibet at home in Los Angeles as they visited New York for a long weekend
The break in New York is the longest either Prince Harry or Meghan has been able from their daughter Lilibet.
The couple welcomed their baby in June, with the Duke flying back to the UK for a flying visit to unveil his mother Princess Diana’s statue at Kensington Palace just a month later.
However before Lilibet was born, Prince Harry and Meghan had left their son Archie on several occasions.
Three days after Archie was born in 2019, the Duke travelled to The Hague to launch the one-year countdown to the Invictus Games 2020.
The royal couple’s break in New York, which is believed to be at least three days, is the longest time the Duke and Duchess have spent away from their daughter Lilibet since she was born in June
And when the couple travelled to London for their farewell tour in January 2020, they left then one-year-old Archie in Canada in the care of Meghan’s BFF Jessica Mulroney.
At the time, they were away from their son in the UK for at least five days.
It is now unknown who the couple will have left their son and daughter with, or whether they have a nanny who helps them care for the children.
In June, it was reported Doria was helping out her daughter and Prince Harry in their $14M Montecito mansion.
Earlier today, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first public trip since moving to California last year, joining the mayor and the Governor of New York Kathy Hochul at the One World Observatory.
The Duke, and Duchess are currently living in their $14 million mansion in California with their two-year-old son and three-month-old daughter, having stepped back from royal duty last year.
The observatory is located on floors 100-102 of the One World Trade Center, which is America’s tallest building and the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex.
When in New York, Harry and Meghan will also broadcast from Central Park for the Global Citizen Live event on Saturday, as they ‘continue their urgent work with world leaders in the pursuit of global vaccine equity to end the COVID-19 pandemic for everyone, everywhere,’ said the organisation’s website.
The outing marks the first occasion the duo have appeared in public together since stepping back from royal duties and moving to California last year.
It comes as Harry today welcomed Google into his Travalyst sustainable travel initiative in a move that will raise eyebrows given his vocal criticism of big tech.