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

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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.

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Today, we are excited to be able to announce details for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s upcoming tour to Africa! • In just two weeks, Their Royal Highnesses will embark on this official tour focusing on community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment. This programme has been many months in the making, and The Duke and Duchess are eager to focus their energies on the great work being done in Southern Africa. From meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu to joining ‘Waves for Change’ on Monwabisi Beach, the South Africa programme will be educational and inspiring. The Duke is especially proud to continue the legacy left by his mother with her work in Angola as he joins Halo Trust again in an effort to rid the world of landmines. HRH will also travel to Malawi where he will check in on the British Army’s partnership with African Parks and will be working on the ground supporting local communities. The Duke is particularly proud to be able to deliver an exciting new initiative, a Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy three-country partnership which he designed and consulted with Governments in Namibia, Botswana and Angola to protect forest and wildlife corridors around the Okavango Delta. The Duchess will be working with local organisations to promote women and girls’ health and education, entrepreneurship and leadership. With such a textured culture and history, Their Royal Highnesses are grateful for the opportunity to connect with those on the ground in Southern Africa and to be inspired by the work being done and learn how they can be better supported. As President and Vice President of The Queens Commonwealth Trust and The Duke’s role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, The Duke and Duchess cannot wait to meet with young leaders mobilising change and adding to the beauty of these Commonwealth countries • “We look forward to seeing you soon!” • Photo ©️ PA images / Tim Graham – Getty Images / @Sentebale /@AfricanParksNetwork / @YouthAlert

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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.