King Charles' 'humble' birthday gift for Archie after Harry's complaint

Prince Archie is celebrating his fifth birthday today (Monday, May 6), and King Charles is reportedly planning to give him a modest present following Prince Harry's past remarks. The eldest son of Prince Harry will have his birthday festivities in the US, where the Sussex family now resides after their royal departure in 2020.

Although Prince Harry is set to visit the UK for an Invictus Games event this week, Meghan Markle, Archie, and their daughter Lilibet will remain stateside. Despite the distance on Archie's big day, it is believed that King Charles intends to send a birthday gift to his grandson.

Royal commentator Tom Quinn suggests that the King will likely send Archie a card and a modest gift to celebrate the occasion, reports the Mirror.

Tom shared said: "There has even been talk that he will send one of his own watercolour paintings to Archie as a present as Meghan loves homemade gifts and dislikes extravagant expensive presents."

Prince Archie was introduced in Windsor Castle two days after his birth -Credit:Getty

He added: "But King Charles and his team are desperately worried that whatever the king sends to his grandson may be misinterpreted by Harry and Meghan. Charles famously gave Prince George a beautiful hand-made swing engraved on the seat with George's name, but Harry has told him repeatedly that this sort of present is too grand for Archie."

Tom suggested that Charles could arrange a video call for his grandson's birthday. He went on: "King Charles dislikes new technology, but is desperate to keep in touch with his grandchildren on the other side of the Atlantic so he will certainly call Harry and wish Archie Happy Birthday.

"Charles been asking about video calling, but according to his aides, he's uncomfortable with the idea. If he makes an ordinary telephone call to Harry it means he can have a quick word with Archie without the need to talk to Meghan, a prospect that fills him with dread."

Archie was born at 05:26 on May 6, 2019, at the Portland Hospital in London. Since 2020 he has resided in the United States after Meghan and Harry chose to step away from their royal roles.

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