Queen Elizabeth Has Already Picked out Archie’s Birthday Gift Source Says

When the world watched Prince William and Prince Harry grow up, there was always this imagery that the royal brothers would remain by each other’s side even as the older prince took his place as the sovereign monarch. Through Prince Harry’s tumultuous teen years and into the princes’ twenties, the pair remained very close.

Unfortunately, in recent years, amid Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and the brothers differing approaches to royal life, the pair have drifted apart. Prince Harry has spoken openly about the tension between himself and his brother, though he’s made it clear that he will always love and support Prince William.

Now, amid Megxit, it appears that the Sussexes’ young son, Archie Harrison will grow up distant from the British royal family, Queen Elizabeth and his cousins, the Cambridges. However, the Queen is doing everything in her power to remain close to the Sussexes. A royal source claims that she even has her great-grandson’s first birthday present picked out.

Queen Elizabeth wants Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Archie to spend the summer with her

Archie has not been in the U.K. since the fall of 2019 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, as medical professionals and scientists work diligently to combat the virus, the queen is hoping things will return to normal by this summer.

In fact, she has already extended an invitation to the Sussexes for them to spent the summer with her in Scotland at Balmoral Castle. “Harry and Meghan are believed to have accepted the Queen’s invitation to visit her this summer at Balmoral, her Scottish retreat, and are planning to take their son with them,” The Sunday Times reported. “The Queen would love to see more of Archie, as would Prince Charles and the rest of the family.”

Meghan Markle wants Prince Harry and Archie to remain close to the royal family

Though much of Megxit and the fallout surrounding it is being blamed on the Duchess of Sussex, she wants her husband and her son to remain close to the British royal family.

“Meghan wants Harry to remain close to his family,” an alleged source told Hollywood Life. “There’s no question about that. It’s been a tough time but at the end of the day he still loves his family and that won’t change and hasn’t changed. He has always been close to his grandmother and he very much wants her to have time with Archie, he loves seeing them together. It was sad they couldn’t bring Archie over on their trip but it was the sensible choice and everyone understood. They do want to go back as soon as they can to remedy that though.”

Queen Elizbeth has already picked out a birthday present for Archie

Archie Harrison will celebrate his first birthday on May 6, 2020. Though it might not be possible for him to interact with Queen Elizabeth on the day, his great-grandma is already thinking of him.

It looks like the gift the queen has picked out will keep the tot occupied for hours. “The Queen has set her sights on a beautiful rocking horse,” an alleged source told US Weekly. “Archie has tons of animal books and fluffy toys at home” that “keep him occupied for hours.”

What a thoughtful gift.