Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are likely to have lots planned for little Archie’s special day – but one unusual present from the Queen will be tough to beat.Archie Mountbatten-Windsor is bound to be spoiled today as proud parents Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, family and friends mark his third birthday.The royal tot is spending the day in sunny California, where the family set up home after quitting The Firm in 2020.
It’s likely that his UK relatives have sent over some exciting presents for him to open today, but it will be hard to beat the unusual present his great-grandmother the Queen sent him over last year.Harry spoke about the gift during his chat with pal James Cordon on an open top bus trip for The Late Late Show last year – and it’s fair to say James was taken aback.
Harry said: “My grandmother asked us what Archie wanted for Christmas, and Meg said a waffle maker.”So she sent us a waffle maker for Archie, so breakfast now Meg makes up a beautiful organic mix, in the waffle maker, flip it, out it comes.
“He loves it. And now I have waffles for breakfast, bit of yogurt, bit of jam on top. I don’t know if that’s the right thing to do. Berries, bit of honey.”A bemused James interrupted, saying: “Sorry you’re glossing over the fact that I cannot for the life of me imagine the Queen ordering a waffle maker to be sent to Santa Barbara. I can’t get my head around it.”
A bemused James interrupted, saying: “Sorry you’re glossing over the fact that I cannot for the life of me imagine the Queen ordering a waffle maker to be sent to Santa Barbara. I can’t get my head around it.”Harry then replied: “I don’t even know how to comment on that.
“Archie wakes up in the morning and literally just goes ‘waffle?’.Harry and Meghan haven’t shared publicly what special plans they have for little Archie’s big day.Fans of the royal couple are hoping they might release a photo to mark the milestone, as few have been released of Archie since the family moved to the US.
Archie and little sister Lilibet both featured in the family’s 2021 Christmas card, which depicted a photo of the youngster sitting on dad Harry’s knee while Meghan proudly holds her smiling daughter.
In the card, the couple wrote: “This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world. Archie made us a ‘Mama’ and a ‘Papa’, and Lili made us a family.”
The adorable photo was taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski at their home in California in the summer.
For Archie’s second birthday, the couple shared a black and white photo of him carrying a ballon. However many fans were disappointed as it didn’t show the youngest’s face.