Two big holidays in one day! However, the royal family was publicly unwilling Prince Harry And Meghan Markleson, Prince Archie, happy birthday among King Charles IIIcoronation.
The royal family focused all social media posts on the historic event as Charles, 74, was crowned king at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday May 6 across a pond in California, his youngest grandson Archie turning 4.
While the Duke of Sussex, 38, was in the UK to watch his father’s historic celebration, where he sat in the third row and did not interact publicly with the king, Meghan, 41, remained in the US to be with their parents. children. (Apart from Archie, the Archewell co-founders are also the proud parents of 23-month-old daughter Lilibet.)
“Meghan is planning something very modest to celebrate Archie’s birthday,” the insider said. Us weekly before the coronation. “Since Harry won’t be able to attend, she just wants to do something private with her family and a few very close friends.”
Harry joined Archie’s celebration on Saturday night. Us weekly confirmed that he flew back to California shortly after the coronation to spend time with his eldest child on his birthday.
While the king was “excited” that his youngest son, from whom he had been separated for many years, would be attending the coronation, the source said exclusively. Us in April he was “sad” that Suits alums will have to miss the big event.
“Charles hoped the coronation would be a chance for a better connection and continued healing between him and Meghan,” a third insider shared.
However, the Archetypes podcast host “won’t miss her son’s birthday for anything,” according to another source. Us last month. “Even though she is the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan is first and foremost a mom.”
Shop The author is “very grateful that the royal family included him in such a special occasion and delighted that Harry can go and show support on behalf of their family,” the insider said. “But unfortunately, on the same day as Archie’s birthday, she’s just going to have to skip that day.”
Archie’s fourth birthday comes just four days after his cousin Princess Charlotte. Prince William And Princess Katedaughters – on Tuesday, May 2, turned 8 years old. The week before, Prince Louis, Prince George, 9, and Charlotte’s younger brother turned 5. William, 40, and Kate, 41, as well as official royal family social media accounts, wished the children of Wales a happy birthday.
Despite any friction between the Firm and the Sussexes – Harry and Meghan have frequently accused the royal family of alleged ab*se since they stepped down from their positions as senior members of the royal family in 2020 – the Welsh family, Charles and Queen Camilla publicly paid tribute to the children of Sussex on their birthdays.