Prince Harry May Bring Archie To Princess Diana's Statue Unveiling To Act As 'A Diffuser For The Situation,' Reveals Royal Expert

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Jun. 22 2021, Published 10:45 a.m. ET

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When Prince Harry travels to the U.K. for the unveiling of Princess Diana's statue, he may not be alone.

According to reports, Meghan Markle will be staying home in California to care for newborn daughter Lillibet, but royal expert Duncan Larcombe thinks Harry may bring along their 2-year-old son, Archie, instead.

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"From what I've heard from reliable royal sources, Harry will return for his mother's statue unveiling. He's thought to be planning on staying at Frogmore [his former home with Meghan], and he'll obviously have to quarantine," he shared with Closer magazine. "But he won't be alone — there's strong reason to believe that Archie will be with him. I think Archie coming would be a great diffuser of the situation. And the decision to bring him could be the very first sign of guilt from Harry."

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"I think he still believes that what he and Meghan did was the right thing — but bringing Archie back would be an olive branch of some sort a definite sign that he's looking to call a truth over what's happened recently," he insisted. "It could help heal a lot of hurt."

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Larcombe noted that the trip would also be a great opportunity for Archie to bond with his cousins, something Harry has always hoped for despite the tension with his family.

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The statue of Diana will be unveiled on July 1, which marks her 60th birthday.The piece was first commissioned by Harry and brother Prince William back in 2017.

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"It has been 20 years since our mother’s death and the time is right to recognize her positive impact in the U.K. and around the world with a permanent statue," they said in a joint statement at the time. "Our mother touched so many lives. We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy."

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