Meghan and Harry reportedly left baby Archie in Canada while they returned to the UK

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It seems that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's next chapter is beginning sooner than we thought. 

This week, the couple returned to the United Kingdom following their six-week sabbatical in Canada and kicked off their first engagement of 2020 with a visit to Canada House in London. However, according to People, baby Archie wasn't with them.

Instead, Harry and Meghan's eight-month-old son stayed back in Canada with close friend Jessica Mulroney, who Meghan befriended in Toronto during her time on "Suits." Jessica and her husband Ben Mulroney, the son of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, attended the royal wedding back in 2018, with all three of their children serving in the wedding party. 

During the royals' visit to Canada House on Monday, Meghan opened up about her son's exciting reaction to their visit to Canada.

"To see Archie go ‘ahhh’ when you walk by and just see how stunning it is, so it meant a lot to us," she told staff at Canada House, adding that the "warmth" they received from locals meant a lot. 

On Wednesday, Harry and Meghan announced to the world that they're taking a step back from royal life to become financially independent from the crown. They also revealed that they will split their time between the United Kingdom and North America, most likely in Canada.