Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son Archie will ‘have a video date with the Queen and his cousins’ to celebrate his birthday, a royal expert has claimed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex who is currently living in their mansion in California after stepping back from royal duty last year, are marking their son’s second birthday.
According to Royal expert Katie Nicholl, Prince Harry and Prince William will put their differences aside and come together for a Zoom call with Kate Middleton, along with Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis for the virtually-held occasion.
“Lockdown is lifting and the sun in California is shining, I’m sure they’ll have a lovely celebration at home,” Nicholl told Okay magazine. “Harry will make a really big fuss of Archie.”
Despite the difficulties in the family’s relationship over the last 18 months, Nicholl said it was ‘hard to imagine’ the Cambridge’s wouldn’t be in touch with the Sussexes on Archie’s birthday.
The Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William, and Kate Middleton all publicly sent their birthday wishes to Archie.
Archie, who is seventh-in-line to the throne, was last seen in the UK in the autumn of 2019 before the Sussexes left to spend Christmas in Canada.
Nicholl’s comments come after a royal expert said that Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis will likely develop a close relationship with their cousin Archie as they grow up.
Ingrid Seward, the editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine and author of Prince Philip Revealed: A Man of His Century, said that the Cambridges are likely to build a relationship with Archie despite the dispute between their parents.
In an interview with Express UK, Seward said that the young cousins will value each other because it is ‘difficult for royal family members to form friendships outside’ the Firm.
“I am sure Diana would have wanted her sons’ offspring to be friends as she would have known how difficult it is to form friendships outside the family as people cannot be trusted not to let some indiscretion slip out,” Seward said. “But they may be friends with Archie when they are older.”
“How cool to have a Californian cousin who is going to be such a dude as Archie,” Seward added. “So exciting for them to go and stay with him too and vice versa.”
“So they may not have the childhood bond, which they really don’t need as they have lots of little friends, but they will really appreciate Archie later on in their lives.”