Prince Archie celebrates his fifth birthday and his grandfather, King Charles, has reportedly opted to send him a small gift to mark the occasion

Prince Archie marks his fifth birthday today (Monday, May 6) and it’s claimed his grandfather King Charles will get him a sweet gift.

Prince Harry’s oldest child will celebrate his birthday stateside after the Sussexes moved their life to the US after stepping down from royal duties in 2020. While Harry will return to the UK this week for an Invictus Games event, Meghan, Archie and her daughter Lilibet will stay in the states.

However, it’s thought Charles will still send Archie a gift for his birthday despite not seeing him on the special day.

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According to royal expert Tom Quinn, the monarch will send his grandson a card and a small present to wish him a happy birthday. Tom told us: “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.”

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He continued: “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 also claimed the King could reach out to his youngest son to organise a video call for his grandson’s birthday. The royal author added: “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 following Meghan and Harry’s decision to leave their royal duties behind.

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