Archie Harrison ‘loves’ unusual Christmas present from Queen that Meghan Markle requested


ARCHIE HARRISON, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s oldest child, received an unusual Christmas gift from his great-grandmother, the Queen, the Duke of Sussex divulged.

Chatting casually earlier this year with James Corden on The Late, Late Show, Prince Harry revealed that last year the Queen had asked what would be the perfect gift for her great-grandson, Archie. The Duchess of Sussex, he said, had a lightbulb moment, and knew exactly what to request, adding that his son “loves” it.

The Queen, listening to Archie’s mum’s suggestion for an unusual gift, had the Christmas present sent to the Duke and Duchess’s home across the pond in Meghan’s home state of California.

Prince Harry, 37, let slip that the royal couple had asked the monarch for a waffle-maker on behalf of their two-year-old son.

He recounted to the British comedian-turned-chat show host that Archie would think about waffles first thing in the morning since he received his gift.

Speaking about the Queen’s gift, he told Corden: “My grandmother asked us what Archie wanted for Christmas, and Meg said a waffle maker.

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Meghan requested an unusual gift for Archie (Image: Getty)


The Sussexes are not expected to attend Christmas with the Royal Family in the UK (Image: Getty)

“So she sent us a waffle maker for Archie.

“So breakfast now Meg makes up a beautiful organic mix, in the waffle maker, flip it, out it comes.

“He loves it. And now I have waffles for breakfast, bit of yoghurt, bit of jam on top.”

“I don’t know if that’s the right thing to do. Berries, bit of honey.”

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This will be the first Christmas for the Queen without Prince Philip (Image: Getty)

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The Duchess of Sussex has not returned to the UK since they left in March 2020 (Image: Getty)

James interrupted him, saying: “Sorry you’re glossing over the fact that I cannot for the life of me imagine the Queen ordering a waffle maker to be sent to Santa Barbara. I can’t get my head around it.”

Harry replies: “I don’t even know how to comment on that.

“Archie wakes up in the morning and literally just goes ‘waffle?’.

This Christmas will be the first one the Sussexes spend as a four-person family, after they welcomed baby Lilibet Diana in June this year.

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The Queen records her traditional Christmas address, which airs at 3pm (Image: Getty)


The youngest addition to the Sussex household is yet to meet any of her kin in the UK, including her great-grandmother the Queen.

There was much speculation about whether the Duke and Duchess would make the trip back to the UK from their home in the USA, fuelled by health fears surrounding the Queen in the run-up to the Christmas period.

It is also the Queen’s first Christmas without Prince Philip, who passed away aged 99 in April.

Royal experts have claimed that the monarch, 95, is keen to have the rest of the Royal Family at the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

The Queen celebrated Christmas quietly with the late Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor last year due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time.

Royal Central editor Lydia Starbucks suggested the Queen is excited to have the senior members of the Royal Family together for this year’s festive celebrations.

She told the publication’s podcast: “In the last few days, we’ve heard the Queen is reported to have told the family she’s ready to welcome them all for Christmas.

“That kind of made me think that someone got really carried away and told in the family’s WhatsApp group, ‘oh, don’t woe about us, we’ll all look after ourselves this year.’

“And she was like, ‘oh, no no no, you’ll all come to me.’

“Kinda finding themselves stuck in the traditional family Christmas. But we understand, as far as we can, the Windsors will all be together at Christmas depending on what happens with the ongoing health situation.”


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