King Charles wished his grandson Prince Archie a happy birthday "wherever he is" at a private family gathering at Buckingham Palace following his and Queen Camilla's coronations, according to the Daily Mail.
Archie turns 4 on Saturday, the same day as his coronation. When his father, Charles' son Prince Harry, attended the coronation in London, he immediately headed to Heathrow to head home for Archie's birthday, which, as has long been reported, he intends to do. At the event, where he sat in the third row, his relatives, including Princess Eugenie of York, did not appear to have any direct connection to Charles or his younger brother, Prince William.
Communication between the brothers is understood to have been virtually non-existent since the publication of Harry's blockbuster memoir, Standby, which revealed Harry's general anger at members of the royal family and the deteriorating relationship between the brothers in particular, which allegedly included William. One confrontation when pushing Harry was at the dog bowl.
Guests at the palace reception on Saturday reportedly included Camilla's next of kin as well as Kate Middleton's family.
"It's obviously a really sweet moment."
– Royal source
While most royals were "relieved" that Harry wasn't at the event, Charles appeared to be "very disappointed that he didn't stay," according to the Daily Mail. He toasted William and Kate Middleton's three children, then "those kids who weren't there" and wished Archie a happy birthday "wherever he is".
"It's obviously a very sweet moment," a royal source told the Daily Mail.
Harry reportedly arrived in California at 7.30 pm. Saturday, California time, and rush home so he can be there for Archie's birthday. Archie's birthday party was "low-key" and Meghan made a lemon cake with fruit from their Montecito garden, according to the Mail on Sunday, adding that some of the couple's celebrity friends are thought to have attended "small, intimate activities". party," and Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland.
A source told the Daily Mail on Sunday that Meghan "stayed home to celebrate Archie's birthday because she felt it would be inauthentic to do anything else," adding, "She wanted to minimize this. play."
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