Meghan and Harry ‘to have video call with Queen to mark Archie’s birthday’

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will have a video call with the Queen to mark their son Archie's second birthday on Thursday, it has been reported.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend the special occasion at their home in Montecito, California.

Archie, who helped inspire his mum's new picture book, will turn two on Thursday, May 6.

And according to one royal expert, the tot is sure to check in with his great-granny to help celebrate his big day.

Royal author Ingrid Seward told Entertainment Daily: "I am sure they will be in touch with the Queen so they can do a zoom call with her and Archie.

"It will be very important to them that Archie knows his royal great granny back in the UK."

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born on May 6 2019 at 5.26am, weighing 7lb 3oz, and a few days after his birth his parents proudly showed him to the world, before the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh saw him for the first time.

Meghan’s mother, a yoga instructor and social worker was pictured at the gathering and she has been a constant presence in the Sussexes’ lives and lives in Los Angeles where Meghan grew up and went to school.

For his first birthday, Harry and Meghan released a video of their boisterous son playing up for the camera as his mother read him the popular children’s tale Duck! Rabbit!

Fans will be hoping the couple follow royal tradition and release a picture of Archie to mark his second birthday.

The little boy has only been seen rarely during the past 12 months but did feature in a black and white video clip released in March, showing him walking along a beach watched by his parents and the family’s pet dog, Guy.

As he walked towards his father, who filmed the moment, the youngster ducked down and walked through the gap in his legs.

Since stepping down as working royals and moving to the US the Sussexes have forged ahead with their lives.

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The couple have signed lucrative deals – thought to be worth well over £100 million – with Spotify and Netflix, which have given them the money to pursue their new lifestyle and public goals.

They have also bought a multi-million pound home in the celebrity enclave of Montecito in California, launched a non-profit foundation, and announced Meghan’s pregnancy – with the baby girl due in the summer – after a tragic miscarriage last year.

Harry and Meghan’s recent interview with Oprah Winfrey left the royal family in crisis after they alleged the monarchy was a racist and uncaring institution.

The couple claimed a member of the family – not the Queen or late Duke of Edinburgh – made a racist comment about their son, and how the duchess had suicidal thoughts but her approaches to the monarchy for help were turned down.

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