The couple’s son turned four on the day of the Coronation
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have revealed what Prince Archie received for his fourth birthday on May 6. The young royal celebrated the special day with his mum Meghan Markle and sister Princess Lilibet at their home in California. Sadly Prince Harry was unable to be there as he jetted off to the UK to attend his father’s Coronation. His trip was just a quick one however, with the Duke promptly heading back home to make sure he didn’t miss all of his son’s celebrations. And now one of the young royal’s birthday gifts has been revealed.
Prince Archie was gifted a bike from Mad Dogs and Englishmen Bike Shop, which is based in Montecito.
Shop owner Jennifer Blevins said her British partner Martin woke up on May 6 spontaneously wanting to get the young royal a gift.
He decided to hand-deliver a bike, complete with birthday balloons tied to the handlebars, a card and flowers for mum Meghan, to make sure Archie got the gift on his special day.
Blevins told PEOPLE,: “He went and he got one of our little specialized kids’ bikes — they’re really nice little bikes — and he’s like, ‘This one’s perfect, it’s got training wheels.’
Archie was born on May 6, 2019
The couple – pictured with Archie in 2019 – got married in 2018
The Middleton family’s once-booming online party supplies retailer has been sold after it went bust, with creditors saying it owes around £2.6million in debts. Started in 1987 by Carole and Michael Middleton, Party Pieces, was bought out of administration in May by entrepreneur James Sinclair.
“And so he went and got some birthday balloons, and he got some flowers for Meghan and a birthday card, and he said, ‘Okay, I’m gonna bike over and take it to their house.’”
The business owner encountered some difficulty when attempting to give Archie the gift, but after confirming his identity the Sussex’s security detail passed on the gift.
Harry and Meghan appear to have been delighted by the thoughtful gesture, and responded by sending them a special thank you letter, which the company subsequently shared on their Instagram.
The letter read: “On behalf of Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, please accept their sincere thanks for the thoughtful gift you sent to Prince Archie on his fourth birthday.
Harry and Meghan also have a two-year-old daughter
The letter was then signed off by Harrison Colcord, who is part of Meghan and Harry’s team.
Blevins said he was stunned to receive the letter, and added: “A courier came by our little shop on Coast Village Road and he dropped off that letter. I was making a joke, I said, ‘It better be a thank you letter,’ and it really was!
“I wasn’t expecting that. I had no idea. It was so thoughtful because, you know, they took the time to write something personal and not just a generic thank you.”
The couple’s daughter – pictured last year – turned two on June 4
On May 6, Archie celebrated his birthday in the US with Meghan and his little sister, Princess Lilibet.
Prince Harry attended the Coronation celebrations on his son’s birthday – but left soon after the service seemingly wanting to make it home in time to celebrate Archie’s big day with the 8-hour time difference.
Meghan threw Archie a “private celebration” at their Montecito home, which saw the Duchess bake her son a special lemon cake.
On Sunday, Meghan and Harry’s youngest child Princess Lilibet turned two. No details of how the family spent the day have been released, and the couple didn’t share a photograph of the youngster to mark her special day.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK