How Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Celebrating Archie’s First Birthday
The world rejoiced last year when Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex welcomed their first child, Archie, into the world. Many months have passed since then and now Archie is turning one year old in just a few weeks.
It will definitely be a huge milestone for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. As such, a lot of fans are probably wondering about how Prince Harry and Meghan will be celebrating Archie’s first birthday. The royal family is notoriously private, but here is what we know so far.
Archie’s birthday will be celebrated in Scotland with Queen Elizabeth
It seems that Prince Harry and Meghan are not going to skimp on Archie’s first birthday celebration. According to Us Weekly, an insider shared that the Sussexes have plans to go to Balmoral Castle in Scotland to celebrate with Queen Elizabeth. They have reportedly also “talked to the queen about having a picnic on the grounds” of the estate.
The source said that this will be quite nice for the queen since she has not seen Archie since last summer. Most notably, Prince Harry and Meghan declined Her Majesty’s invitation to come to Balmoral last year, so this looks to be a great occasion for Archie to come to Scotland.
Moreover, Balmoral will be a nice place for Archie to enjoy nature. The insider shared: “Archie loves being outside, and you can already tell he’s inherited [Prince] Charles’ passion for nature. He gets so excited at seeing all the trees. Now that he’s just walking, he’s into everything — he’ll often end up covered in mud!”
Archie will also have a second celebration in North America
For friends and family in North America, the insider revealed that Archie will have a second celebration on the continent as well. Allegedly, Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, as well as her best friends like Jessica Mulroney and Abigail Spencer will be invited.
It is not clear yet where exactly in North America this birthday event will be held. The Sussexes are currently residing in Los Angeles, so it is possible that they will have their celebration somewhere in southern California.
Archie will reportedly get some exciting gifts for his birthday
Aside from all the fun celebrations planned, Archie can also look forward to the gifts that he will be getting.
The source told Us Weekly that Meghan has plans to get him her favorite book, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, for his first birthday. Meghan actually revealed in an interview a few years ago that this is the book she would love to read to her kids in the future.
Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth will allegedly give Archie a rocking horse. This is partly because, as the insider revealed, Archie is a huge fan of horses and “squeals with excitement” whenever he sees one. His mother will also be serving animal cupcakes for his birthday celebration.
Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a second child?
Now that Archie is getting a bit older, fans are already dying to know whether there will be another child joining the Sussex family.
Prince Harry has shared that he would love to have two kids, and both he and Meghan seem to really enjoy being parents. As such, it’s reasonable to believe that Archie will not be an only child for very long.
A royal insider recently revealed that Prince Harry and Meghan might “start trying in earnest pretty soon” to conceive a second baby. While the world is living amidst a lot of uncertainties with the coronavirus pandemic, it seems that this has given the Sussexes a lot of time to bond as a family and decide for sure whether they could have another child.