Meghan Markle and Prince Harry celebrate Archie’s first birthday with a smash cake, the source tells People
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry plan to celebrate birthday girl Archie Mountbatten-Windsor today with ‘smash cake’ and Zoom chats with friends and family, a source said People magazine.
Earlier in the day, Archie showed his first teeth as he smiled at his father behind the camera while mother Meghan, 38, gave him the children’s book ‘Duck! Rabbit!’ in a fun video shared with the Save the Children Instagram account.
The sweet clip, which was filmed in California last weekend, was met with great excitement by royal fans, who noticed how Archie looked like Harry, 35, at the same age.
The family currently lives with their son in a mansion in Malibu, officially relinquished royal duties in late March, and is said to have opted for a quiet affair for the milestone during the closing.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry celebrated birthday girl Archie Mountbatten-Windsor and changed one with a ‘smash cake’ and Zoom chats with friends and family, a source told People
“They celebrate as a family that focuses on Archie and being together,” the source told the publication.
“They get smash cake and Zooms with family and friends. The weather has been beautiful, so maybe a family walk with the dogs. ‘
The ‘smash cake’ has been huge in the US for a number of years now and has gotten off the ground in the UK, with celebrities taking on the messy trend. Coleen Rooney celebrated her son Cass’s second birthday with a professional cake smash photo session that she uploaded to her Instagram account earlier this year.
It’s about letting go of a one-year-old with a giant cake, usually while being portrayed by a professional photographer, taking some cheeky and adorable photos their moms and dads can cherish forever.
The ‘smash cake’ trend has been huge in the US for several years and has now taken off in the UK, with Coleen Rooney celebrating her son Cass’s second birthday with a professional cake smash photo session that she uploaded to her Instagram account (above) earlier this year
Meghan, 38, and Harry, 35, celebrated their son’s big day “as a family” and focused primarily on “being together.” They were depicted in Africa in September 2019
But babies playing with food can inevitably lead to a big mess – which is why the trend has now continued to include a bath for the little ones after they hit a cake.
Royal expert Kate Nicholl previously claimed that Harry and Meghan intended to treat Archie to an ‘organic sugar-free cake’ followed by a splash in their pool and a video chat with the Cambridge kids as part of his birthday.
She said OK! magazine the Duchess would like to prepare a birthday cake for her little one, adding that she ‘likes to be creative in the kitchen’.
But far from a sweet and sweet treat for Archie, the royal expert said it would likely be “ organic, ” “ potentially sugar-free, ” and “ suitably healthy ” for the family.
Royal fans noted in the new video how much baby Archie looks the same age as his father Prince Harry (see right)
The expert also said that despite recent tensions between the families, the Sussexes de Cambridges video calling so the cousins could see each other on the big day.
But while Archie may not be able to enjoy play dates with friends and family in the Los Angeles area because of the coronavirus blockage, Katie said he had become “ best friends ” with the family’s dogs.
Speaking of Prince Harry and Meghan’s beagle Guy and labrador Oz, the royal expert said they had been ‘the family’s saving grace.’
She explained that they are “very good” with Archie and that he “has become very accustomed to them.”
Proud mother Meghan holds the book with one hand and sits with the other around her smiling son
Meanwhile, the royal expert also said it was unlikely that the little king would be showered with gifts on the big day, saying that he has “everything he needs.”
She added that the couple would likely appreciate gifts with “ meaning, ” such as donations to children’s charities.
The video in which Meghan read a story to Archie was part of a celebrity-backed fundraising campaign launched in the US by Hollywood star Jennifer Garner, who is friends with Meghan.
It came after the Queen led senior royals, including Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, to wish Archie a happy first birthday on Instagram.