May 6th marked the beginning of a new era for Britain when Charles was crowned the King. The splendid ceremony was celebrated by thousands of people on the streets of London and was attended by a great number of royals and other prominent guests such as presidents and prime ministers.
However, as Charles ascended the throne, another significant royal celebration took place across the Atlantic in sunny California. Prince Archie, the son of Harry and Meghan turned four.
Before the coronation took place, the couple made it clear that if they were to attend it, they wanted their young son’s birthday to be acknowledged.
At the end, Harry was the only one who was there to support his father on his big day while Meghan stayed home with the children and was getting ready for what was described as a ‘low-key’ birthday celebration.
Omid Scobie, royal expert, spoke of the significance of Archie’s birthday in Meghan’s choice to remain in the US and not to accompany her husband in London.
“I understand that Archie’s fourth birthday (also on May 6) played a factor in the couple’s decision. Expect it to be a fairly quick trip to the UK for Prince Harry, who will only be attending the coronation at Westminster Abbey,” Scobie wrote on Twitter.
Well, although Meghan missed the coronation, Charles still acknowledged his grandson whom he rarely sees when he reportedly raised a glass in a heartfelt toast to celebrate Archie turning four. This happened during the private gathering which took place shortly after King Charles was crowned at Westminster Abbey and the family’s appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony in London which Harry didn’t attend despite being invited.
It was said that Harry was in a rush to catch a plane back home and celebrate Archie’s birthday. He also wanted to get on time to put his son to sleep following the birthday celebration. According to reports, Harry boarded a plane at 3:45 pm and landed in Los Angeles at approximately 6:55 pm local time.
Archie’s birthday was attended by close family members and friends and sources close to the family said his birthday cake was a lemon cake with fruits from the Sussexes’ garden baked by Meghan herself.
Photographer Misan Harriman, a close friend of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, wished Archie a happy birthday with a photo, screenshot of the Netflix documentary, showing baby Archie touching a photograph of late Princess Diana.
Many found this cute, but there were also those who said that the photo was an intention to overshadow Charles’ coronation.
Birthday wishes came pouring in as a number of fans sent messages to the Sussexes.
”Happy Birthday, Archie,” someone wrote. ”We love you and your family. We hope to see pictures soon. Blessings. We celebrate you. Today is great because of you.”
We wish Prince Archie a very happy birthday and many more to come.
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