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Meghan Markle's birthday plans for Prince Archie - after denying coronation claims

Archie Harrison will turn four on 6 May

Archie's fourth birthday falls on the coronation
Gemma Strong
Gemma StrongOnline Digital News Director
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With the eyes of the world on Westminster Abbey on 6 May for the coronation of King Charles, there will be a far quieter celebration going on in Montecito.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son Archie will celebrate his fourth birthday on the same day that his grandfather is crowned.

And while he is not attending the historic event – the little boy is remaining in LA – his mother will no doubt pull out all the stops to ensure it is a day to remember. Watch the sweet moment Archie present Meghan with a bunch of flowers at their family home below... 

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We have had glimpse into his past celebrations; for his first birthday in 2020, his proud parents shared a sweet video of their son reading the picture book Duck! Rabbit! on Meghan's lap.,

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Prince Archie was born in 2019

Fans later got a glimpse of the festivities in the Netflix documentary Harry & Meghan, which showed Meghan's mother Doria Ragland in attendance and Archie wearing a yellow party hat.

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In honour of Archie's second birthday in 2021, Meghan and Harry shared a new photo of their son on their Archewell Foundation website.

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The little boy will celebrate at home in Montecito

The sepia image showed the little prince holding a bouquet of birthday balloons and came with a request for fans to donate to COVID vaccine equity for vulnerable families around the world.

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Surprisingly, Harry and Meghan didn’t share an update on Archie’s third birthday – although he did receive well-wishes from his family in the UK, including the Queen, then-Prince Charles and the Prince and Princess of Wales.

Prince Harry crawls on all fours with his son Archie in a sweet home video© Netflix
Prince Harry seen with his son Archie in a sweet home video

This time around and it’s thought that Archie will mark his birthday with a low-key celebration similar to the birthday party held for his sister Lilibet at Frogmore Cottage last year.

Meghan is expected to invite family and friends to a low-key garden picnic at their family home.

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Meghan with her children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet

If Archie is having a party with friends - presumably from his California pre-school - there is plenty of space for them to run around in the garden. The family’s grounds extend to seven acres and include a playground complete with two slides, climbing frame, tightrope, helter skelter, and two types of climbing wall.

He could also have his own supervised pool party in the family's stunning swimming pool or spend the day having fun on the nearby beaches of Santa Monica.

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