The queen 'would love to have a relationship' with Harry's son Archie

BREAKING: The Queen releases statement about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal future

The Queen fears she is going to miss out on the upbringing of Prince Harry's son Archie, a source has revealed in the new issue of American publication US Weekly.

The monarch is "heartbroken over the thought of not getting to see her great-grandson," the source says. "The queen would love to have a relationship with Archie, but it's looking unlikely that will ever happen."

"The queen's worst fear is that she may never see Archie again," the source says. "She's trying to stay optimistic about this situation and would never stoop to casting any aspersions on Meghan's character – even after everything that's happened."

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File photo dated 18/05/15 of Queen Elizabeth II being greeted by her grandson the Duke of Sussex. The Queen will host crisis talks with senior royals and the Duke of Sussex on Monday in a bid to find a solution to Meghan and Harry's future roles.
The Queen and Harry share a sweet moment as she inspects soldiers (including her own grandson) at the passing-out Sovereign's Parade at Sandhurst Military Academy in 2006. 

Young Leaders Awards Ceremony

Prince Harry third wheeled with Meghan and the Queen during the fourth Young Leaders Awards Ceremony, which highlights exceptional youth within the Commonwealth. Despite receiving slack for how she crossed her legs (eye roll), Meghan and the Queen (and Harry!) still seemed to have had a wonderful time.

The Queen and Harry share a joke at Lady Gabriella's wedding [Photo: Getty]
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The Queen and Harry at the Chelsea Flower show in 2015 (PA)
February 20th 2020 - Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will formally step down as senior royals on March 31st 2020 as the agreement reached between Queen Elizabeth II and the couple becomes official. - January 20th 2020 - Buckingham Palace has announced that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will no longer use "royal highness" titles and will not receive public money for their royal duties. Additionally, as part of the terms of surrendering their royal responsibilities, Harry and Meghan will repay the $3.1 million cost of taxpayers' money that was spent renovating Frogmore Cottage - their home near Windsor Castle. - January 9th 2020 - Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex and Duchess Meghan of Sussex intend to step back their duties and responsibilities as senior members of the British Royal Family. - File Photo by: zz/KGC-375/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 7/5/18 Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex and Meghan Markle The Duchess of Sussex attend the Your Commonwealth Youth Challenge reception at Marlborough House. (London, England, UK)
February 20th 2020 - Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will formally step down as senior royals on March 31st 2020 as the agreement reached between Queen Elizabeth II and the couple becomes official. - January 20th 2020 - Buckingham Palace has announced that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will no longer use "royal highness" titles and will not receive public money for their royal duties. Additionally, as part of the terms of surrendering their royal responsibilities, Harry and Meghan will repay the $3.1 million cost of taxpayers' money that was spent renovating Frogmore Cottage - their home near Windsor Castle. - January 9th 2020 - Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex and Duchess Meghan of Sussex intend to step back their duties and responsibilities as senior members of the British Royal Family. - File Photo by: zz/KGC-107/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 6/19/18 Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex and Meghan The Duchess of Sussex at Royal Ascot Day One at Ascot Racecourse. (Berkshire, England, UK)
February 20th 2020 - Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will formally step down as senior royals on March 31st 2020 as the agreement reached between Queen Elizabeth II and the couple becomes official. - January 20th 2020 - Buckingham Palace has announced that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will no longer use "royal highness" titles and will not receive public money for their royal duties. Additionally, as part of the terms of surrendering their royal responsibilities, Harry and Meghan will repay the $3.1 million cost of taxpayers' money that was spent renovating Frogmore Cottage - their home near Windsor Castle. - January 9th 2020 - Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex and Duchess Meghan of Sussex intend to step back their duties and responsibilities as senior members of the British Royal Family. - File Photo by: zz/KGC-160/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 6/9/18 Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex, The Duchess of Sussex and members of The Royal Family at the Trooping The Colour ceremonies as The Queen marks her official birthday - including an inspection of the troops from the Household Division, the Horseguards Parade March in Whitehall and watching a fly-past from the balcony at Buckingham Palace. (London, England, UK)
File photo dated 11/03/19 of the Royal family leaving after the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will join the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the couple's final official engagement before they quit royal life.
File photo dated 13/6/2015 of the Duchess of Cornwall, the Prince of Wales, Prince George, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry, James Viscount Severn on the balcony at Buckingham Palace following Trooping the Colour at Horse Guards Parade, London.
File photo dated 25/09/19 of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex holding their son Archie. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will join the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the couple's final official engagement before they quit royal life.
File photo dated 13/02/18 of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex during a reception for young people at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, in Edinburgh. The Duchess of Sussex has returned to Canada as the Queen and other senior royals took decisive action and ordered their teams to find a "workable solution" to Harry and Meghan's future roles.
File photo dated 10/07/18 of (left to right)the Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Sussex and the Duke of Cambridge. The Queen will host crisis talks with senior royals and the Duke of Sussex on Monday in a bid to find a solution to Meghan and Harry's future roles.
File photo dated 05/03/19 of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex joining Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales, followed by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall, at a reception at Buckingham Palace in London to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales, as the PA news agency looks back on the royal couple's year.
File photo dated 22/05/15 of the Prince of Wales. The Queen will host crisis talks with senior royals and the Duke of Sussex on Monday in a bid to find a solution to Meghan and Harry's future roles.
REVIEW OF THE DECADE - ROYAL File photo dated 18/04/18 of Meghan Markle looking at Prince Harry during a reception for delegates from the Commonwealth Youth Forum at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London.
File photo dated 04/02/18 of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen will host crisis talks with senior royals and the Duke of Sussex on Monday in a bid to find a solution to Meghan and Harry's future roles.
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex made an official personal statement that they have chosen to quit their frontline roles as 'senior' Royals and start being financially independent. Seemingly without knowledge of the Queen, Prince Charles or Prince William, because Buckingham Palace said: 'Discussions with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work though.' (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
The Prince Harry office has confirmed that he and his family will be spending "private time" in Canada over the Christmas holidays. Harry, his wife Meghan and their 7-month-old son Archie will miss Queen Elizabeth II's traditional Christmas gathering at the Sandringham estate. Palace officials Friday night confirmed Harry's family is in Canada but did not provide details. Meghan lived in Canada for many years before she married Harry while she was filming the TV series "Suits." (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
The Prince Harry office has confirmed that he and his family will be spending "private time" in Canada over the Christmas holidays. Harry, his wife Meghan and their 7-month-old son Archie will miss Queen Elizabeth II's traditional Christmas gathering at the Sandringham estate. Palace officials Friday night confirmed Harry's family is in Canada but did not provide details. Meghan lived in Canada for many years before she married Harry while she was filming the TV series "Suits." (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, Queen Elizabeth ll, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following Trooping the Colour in London
08-06-2019 England The ceremony of the Trooping the Colour, marking the monarch's official birthday, in London. Queen Elizabeth II Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales Prince Andrew Britain's Princess Beatrice of York Britain's Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Queen Elizabeth II Princess Eugenie of York Lady Louise Windsor, Prince Andrew, Duke of York Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex ( PPE/Nieboer /Sipa USA)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, Queen Elizabeth ll, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following Trooping the Colour in London
08-06-2019 England The ceremony of the Trooping the Colour, marking the monarch's official birthday, in London. Prince William, Prince Louis, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales Britain's Princess Beatrice of York Britain's Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Eugenie of York Lady Louise Windsor, Prince Andrew, Duke of York Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex James, Viscount Severn and Isla Phillips ( PPE/Nieboer /Sipa USA)
The British Royal Family, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry Duke of Sussex, Meghan Markle Duchess of Sussex, Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York and husband Jack Brooksbank, Prince Charles of Wales, Prince William Duke of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II during Trooping the Colour ceremony, marking the monarch's official birthday, in London. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
(left to right) The Duke of Sussex, Zara Tindall, Mike Tindall, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Cambridge greet Queen Elizabeth II as she arrives for the Easter Mattins Service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor.
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Sussex meet guests during a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in London.
Queen Elizabeth II leads the Royal family in procession at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London.
Flag bearers carrying the flags of the Commonwealth during the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex talk with Grace Chatto from the group "Clean Bandit" who performed at Westminster Abbey Commonwealth day service, London.
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In other news, the Duchess of Sussex is to make her first official public appearance in the UK following the Megxit crisis.

Meghan will join the Duke of Sussex at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House in London on Thursday evening.

The event celebrates the achievements of wounded, sick and injured servicemen and women who have taken part in sporting and adventure challenges.

It will be the couple's first joint official royal engagement since announcing their decision to step down from royal duties.

American ex-actress Meghan opened up about her struggles with royal life in an ITV documentary filmed on their Africa tour in the autumn.

She said she had tried to cope with the pressures by putting on a "stiff upper lip" but she was not prepared for the intensity of tabloid interest.

"It's not enough to just survive something, that's not the point of life. You have got to thrive," she added.

Meghan told presenter Tom Bradby: "Not many people have asked if I'm OK."

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(L-R) Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a reception to mark the 50th Anniversary of the investiture of The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace in London on March 5, 2019. - The Queen hosted a reception to mark the Fiftieth Anniversary of the investiture of Britain's Prince Charles, her son, as the Prince of Wales. Prince Charles was created The Prince of Wales aged 9 on July 26th 1958 and was formally invested with the title by Her Majesty The Queen on July 1st 1969 at Caernarfon Castle. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) talks with Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex after the wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Aaron Chown / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read AARON CHOWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex watch a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London, England. The 100th birthday of the RAF, which was founded on on 1 April 1918, was marked with a centenary parade with the presentation of a new Queen's Colour and flypast of 100 aircraft over Buckingham Palace. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex watch a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London, England. The 100th birthday of the RAF, which was founded on on 1 April 1918, was marked with a centenary parade with the presentation of a new Queen's Colour and flypast of 100 aircraft over Buckingham Palace. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 1O: Queen Elizabeth ll and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to view a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) on July 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
TOPSHOT - (L-R) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II pose for a picture during the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony on June 26, 2018 at Buckingham Palace in London. (Photo by John Stillwell / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) talks with Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex before the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony on June 26, 2018 at Buckingham Palace in London. (Photo by John Stillwell / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
International didgeridoo player William Barton performs during the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 11, 2019, as members of the Royal Family, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge,, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York, listen. - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has been the Head of the Commonwealth throughout her reign. Organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Service is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AFP/Getty Images)
ASCOT, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Queen Elizabeth II attend day 1 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2018 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
ASCOT, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Queen Elizabeth II attend day 1 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2018 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
WIDNES, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 14: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Queen Elizabeth II (accompanied by Samantha Cohen) attend a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in Widnes, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
WIDNESS, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Queen Elizabeth II open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in Widness, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
WIDNESS, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Queen Elizabeth II open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in Widness, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
TOPSHOT - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex gesture during their visit to the Storyhouse in Chester, Cheshire on June 14, 2018. (Photo by PHIL NOBLE / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read PHIL NOBLE/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 26, 2018 in London, England. The Queen's Young Leaders Programme, now in its fourth and final year, celebrates the achievements of young people from across the Commonwealth working to improve the lives of people across a diverse range of issues including supporting people living with mental health problems, access to education, promoting gender equality, food scarcity and climate change. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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