Yesterday, the NY Post published photos of the Duchess of Sussex and little Archie! The photos came out around the same time Kensington Palace posted a new photo of Prince Louis ahead of his third birthday (which is today). Were the dueling photos timed specifically? Eh. It seems more like a paparazzo got an unauthorized photo of Meg and Archie, as opposed to some kind of set-up. But I have no idea.
— Page Six (@PageSix) April 22, 2021
Archie has velcro kicks! And a big green backpack! And little toddler jeans! And a little sweatshirt and some kind of beanie. He’s so cute and it’s like she’s carrying around a mini-Harry. Her bump looks big too!
Speaking of Harry, as we know, he arrived back in California on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Queen’s birthday, he was having some kind of meeting at San Vicente Bungalows, the private, members-only club with a strict no-publicity, no-leaking policy.
Prince Harry was spotted Wednesday dining at a Hollywood power spot with the queen of Los Angeles philanthropy, Wallis Annenberg — as his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, celebrated her 95th birthday, sources exclusively told Page Six. Spies said Harry and Annenberg had lunch at super-exclusive Hollywood club San Vicente Bungalows.
A source told us, “They sat outside, far from other people, and Harry came in wearing a mask.”
There was speculation over whether Harry would stay in the UK for Her Majesty’s 95th birthday, days after he’d attended the funeral of his grandfather on Saturday. However, we’re told the Duke of Sussex wanted to return home to his heavily pregnant wife Meghan Markle — banned by doctors from joining him in the UK — and their son Archie. He flew back Tuesday on a commercial flight and headed back to his Montecito, Calif., home to be reunited with his family.
The royal family and the Annenberg family have a rich history together: Wallis’ father, Walter Annenberg, was the US ambassador to the UK under Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1974. Wallis, 81, heads her family’s multibillion-dollar Annenberg Foundation. Her family’s namesake Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is where Vanity Fair traditionally holds its glitzy Oscars party. She is also on the boards of USC, the LA County Museum of Art, and LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art.
I wonder if Harry is a member of the club? I wonder if he went back to Montecito on Tuesday and then drove back down to LA for this meeting on Wednesday? Weird. Page Six also notes that Harry and Meghan have their Netflix deal, of course, but that Netflix has commissioned the USC Annenberg Initiative “to launch a diversity and inclusion report on its content as part of an ongoing partnership.” It’s possible that Harry and Wallis Annenberg were meeting about that – it is a substantial connection after all – but I feel like the meeting was probably about a lot more.
Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, WENN.