The Royal Family will be devastated if they don't get to see Harry and Meghan's children due to the royal rift, it has been reported.
Royal insiders have questioned whether the Duchess of Sussex will ever return to the UK in the wake of her interview with Oprah Winfrey which airs tonight.
“But after this interview you have to question whether Meghan has any intention in ever returning to Britain," they told The Sun.
The source suggested it would be hard for the family to sit down together if, as Oprah has suggested in a trailer of the interview, the revelations are "shocking".
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Another insider noted that this would mean 22-month-old Archie and the Sussex's expected arrival would be brought up at a distance from the Firm.
They said: “This raises questions about whether the royals will see Archie and their next baby much at all, or really have any part in their upbringing.
"If that is the case then they’ll be devastated.”
Although Archie and the Queen have been separated by a large ocean for most of his life, the two royals are said to share a special relationship.
Her Majesty enjoys seeing her great-grandson, who lives in the United States, over video call, according to a royal expert.
Last month Omid Scobie, author of Meghan and Harry biography Finding Freedom, told The Express: “No matter what has happened, the Queen will always remain close to Harry and Meghan.
“She has a very special relationship with Archie and due to them all living in Windsor, was one of the royals to spend the most time with him as a baby."
Nonetheless, today's interview is likely to put significant strain on The Firm.
Senior members of the royal family are said to be put out by the fact they did not get to see the programme ahead of time.
A poll of Mirror readers found that most did not agree with Meghan's decision to do the interview.
Of the 21,862 responses collected on this question, an overwhelming 85 per cent said they did not think she made the right choice.
And from 21,810 responses to whether she should share details of her time in the royal family, 80 per cent surveyed thought she should keep details private.