Prince Harry’s ‘extra special’ win with close friend on Archie’s third birthday | royal | News

The Royal Family sent their best wishes to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first-born as the family marked the occasion in California. The family’s official Twitter account posted an adorable photo of young Archie with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland.

The photo was taken as the Queen and the late Duke of Edinburgh met the newborn for the first time.

The royals captioned the photo: “Wishing Archie Mountbatten-Windsor a very happy 3rd birthday!”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared a family photo from the christening of young Sussex, captioning the image: “Wishing Archie a very happy 3rd birthday today.”

But on Archie’s birthday on Friday, the Duke of Sussex organized a day of activities as he also attended a polo match near the family home.

Playing for the “Los Padres” polo team in Santa Barbara, the prince fought for victory alongside his close friend Nacho Figueras.

The pair also helped their side to victory in a separate match last weekend.

Mr Figueras hailed his team’s winning streak, posting on Instagram how “proud” he was of their efforts.

He highlighted his reunion with Prince Harry, referring to the Duke’s two children.

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Young Archie will be reunited with senior royals for the first time since the Sussexes moved to Meghan’s home state of California in March 2020.

Archie spent a brief period of his first few months in the UK, and his younger sister, Lilibet, has yet to land on UK soil.

Earlier this week, the Duke and Duchess announced they would return to London for the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations in early June.

However, they would not stand alongside the monarch on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the annual Trooping the Color parade, as they have done in previous years.

A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess said: “Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted and honored to attend the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June with their children.”

But only working royals will have balcony seating for the show, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson later confirmed.

They said: ‘After careful consideration, The Queen has decided that this year’s traditional Balcony Trooping the Color appearance on Thursday June 2 will be limited to Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family who are currently performing official public duties at the Queen’s name.”

It also means that Prince Andrew will not appear alongside his mother for the event.

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