The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently seeking refuge from the coronavirus storm in their multimillion dollar home on Vancouver Island. Meghan has reportedly introduced strict hygiene protocols among her staff to ensure the safety of her family and is insisting that everyone wears latex gloves. Blissfully unaware of the coronavirus pandemic, baby Archie has been in high spirits throughout, blowing kisses and constantly babbling.
Describing Archie as a bundle of energy, Meghan’s friend said: “Archie has now learned how to pull himself up while in the crib which Meghan said is cute, but can be a bit nerve-wracking.
“She also said Archie’s new thing is blowing kisses, which is just absolutely adorable.”
The Duke and Duchess are determined to use their time during the lockdown to positive effect.
They believe that the pandemic poses mental health issues, as people struggle to cope with the new realities and feel “compelled to help”.
A source close to the royal couple told the Daily Mail: “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 non-profit 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.”
Meanwhile, Meghan has strictly forbidden Harry from returning to the UK, after he learned that his father, Prince Charles, had tested positive for COVID- 19.
On Wednesday, Clarence House revealed that the Duke of Cornwall had tested positive for COVID-19 and was self-isolating along with the Duchess of Cornwall, who tested negative for the virus.
A spokesman for the Prince said that he was displaying mild symptoms “but otherwise remains in good health”.
A Clarence House statement read: “In accordance with government and medical advice, the prince and the duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland.
“The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire, where they met the criteria required for testing.
“It is not possible to ascertain from whom the prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks.”
Staff at Staff at Charles’ Scottish estate of Birkhall in Aberdeenshire, on the Queen’s Balmoral estate, are now self-isolating in their own homes.
Charles also held in-person meetings with employees from the Duchy of Cornwall and Highgrove Estate over the last few days, and attendees have been warned about his condition.
Despite his diagnosis for the lethal virus, the Prince of Wales is said to be up and about and working, as well as being in good spirits.
It is thought that Charles and Camilla will now remain in Scotland for at least the next couple of weeks, while he recovers from his symptoms.