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Archie's birthday: Kate and William's kids will call cousin to whom they haven't spoken in months, says expert

Queen will wish Archie happy birthday this week and Meghan will whip up a sugar-free cake
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A royal expert recently spilled the beans on how Harry and Meghan Markle have planned to celebrate their son Archie's first birthday on May 6. 

Speaking to OK! magazine, royal expert Katie Nicholl said that Archie's birthday might not be as grand as people might think due to the restrictions posed by the current coronavirus lockdown. At the Malibu mansion that the couple is currently staying at with their son, they only have a nanny, housekeeper, and some security personnel. 

However, Harry and Meghan will try to make sure that their little one gets to have the time of his life on his birthday, which will begin with a call from Harry's grandma and Archie's cousins. "The Queen will wish him happy birthday this week via Zoom as will the Cambridge children. They haven’t seen their little cousin in months so they’ve been looking forward to seeing how much he’s grown," Nicholl said.

Since Meghan "loves being creative in the kitchen," the day would also include whipping up a cake for Archie. However, instead of being sweet and sugary, the cake will likely be "organic," "possibly sugar-free" and "suitably healthy," given Meghan's clean and fit lifestyle. After cake cutting, there would be some splashing around in the pool. 

Archie will probably not be able to enjoy playdates on his birthday, given the ongoing crisis. However, he has made friends with the family's pet dogs, a beagle named Guy, and a labrador Oz. Nicholl called the animals "the family's saving grace" as they have been "very good" with Archie and the toddler has become "very used to them".

Unlike other young kids on their birthday, it is highly unlikely that Archie will be showered with gifts as he "has everything he needs". As a result, Harry and Meghan would likely prefer presents "with meaning" on their son's birthday, such as donations to children's charities.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England.(Getty Images)

Turning her focus on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Nicholl said that while the former royal couple might have "a lot going on" at the moment, the plan to have a "little brother or sister for Archie" is "very much on the agenda" of both parents.

"A little brother or sister for Archie is very much on the agenda...they seem to relish being busy and it really wouldn’t surprise me if we get a pregnancy announcement," she said.

It was reported earlier that the couple's plan to provide a sibling for Archie might have to wait a bit as his parents take their time to properly settle down in their new home before starting on their goal of family expansion.

“They’ll be trying in earnest pretty soon,” a source told Us Weekly. “They just want to get firmly settled into their new surroundings first and give Archie as much attention as they can.”

The insider added that another reason that the couple wanted to delay their plans of having another baby was that Archie was fairly young. “They’re still enjoying these precious early days with him. They’re committed to having another baby, but don’t want to put too much pressure on the situation," added the source. 

However, along with their plans of having a second child, Harry and Meghan have not given up on their hunt for a permanent residence and preparing for the launch of their charity.