As Prince Harry prepares to attend his father’s coronation at Westminster Abbey on May 6, Meghan Markle is reportedly planning a “low-key” birthday party for their son Archie at their California home.
According to a source who spoke with People magazine, the celebration will include friends and family, including Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland, and their youngest child Princess Lilibet will also be present.
Low-Key Celebration for Archie
The source revealed that the celebration would be a “low-key party at home” with Archie’s close circle of friends and family.
Despite the absence of his father, the young prince will be surrounded by love and support on his special day.
The source also mentioned that Archie and Lilibet have a close relationship, and the siblings adore each other.
The source also mentioned that Meghan will have plenty of support during the weekend, with friends and family rallying around her.
Her mother Doria Ragland, who lives nearby in Los Angeles, will also be present to help with the celebration.
The source added that Meghan and Doria have a very close relationship, and her mother has been a constant source of support for her.
Harry’s Attendance at the Coronation
Prince Harry’s attendance at the coronation was confirmed by Buckingham Palace last week, putting an end to months of speculation about whether the couple would attend the event.
The decision to leave Meghan and their children in California was made after much deliberation, with the palace stating that the Duchess of Sussex would remain in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.
True Royalty TV co-founder Nick Bullen told Fox News Digital that there was a “quiet relief” that Meghan would not be attending the coronation.
He added that her absence would avoid any potential awkward situations or negative attention that may detract from the king’s day.
The Sussexes’ Relationship with the Royal Family
Since stepping down as senior royals in 2020, the Sussexes’ relationship with the royal family has been strained.
Harry’s tell-all memoir Spare and the couple’s Netflix documentary criticizing the palace did not help matters. Their attendance at the queen’s funeral in September 2020 was seen as a show of unity, but the pair has since kept their distance from the rest of the family.
Last June, Archie and Lilibet traveled to London to celebrate the queen’s diamond jubilee, where they were introduced to the king for the first time. Lilibet will turn 2 years old on June 4.