Baby’s first Easter! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, celebrated the holiday on Sunday, April 12 with a very sweet treat. “Harry and Meghan gave Archie his first chocolate Easter egg today, with his name written on it in icing sugar,” a source exclusively reveals to Closer Weekly.
“Archie only tasted the chocolate because he’s still so young … he loved it!” the insider continues. But luckily, dad was there to make sure the confection did not go to waste. “Harry ate most of the egg. It was huge,” the source explains.
Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, celebrated their 11-month-old son’s milestone in Los Angeles, where the family of three is currently living as they self-quarantine amid the global coronavirus pandemic. Because of social distancing measures set in place across the country, many families were not able to gather with loved ones on the religious holiday, but the couple made sure that those close to them felt included in baby Archie’s first Easter. “Harry sent cute pictures of Archie and his Easter egg to friends and family,” the insider adds.
This year’s celebration is very different from the way Meghan and Harry spent the holiday last year. Usually, the former royal couple would be expected to make an appearance at St. George’s Chapel on Easter Sunday. But since large gatherings are prohibited around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, and because Meghan and Harry are no longer active members of the royal family, they were able to enjoy a more low-key day away from the spotlight. Plus, Meghan was still pregnant in April 2019 — she didn’t give birth to Archie until May 6, 2019. Meghan and Harry actually skipped the Easter 2019 church service at St. George’s Chapel so that the former Suits actress could rest at their former home of Frogmore Cottage ahead of Archie’s arrival.
On January 8, Prince Harry and Meghan announced they would be stepping down from their royal duties. They completed their final royal engagement on March 9 for the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey. On March 30, they shared a farewell message to their followers on their joint @SussexRoyal Instagram account.
Since then, Meghan and Harry moved from their home in Canada and relocated to Los Angeles and immediately started to self-quarantine. “They refuse to take any risks and haven’t ventured out yet, but Harry can’t wait for Meghan to show him all the hotspots in L.A. once things get back to normal,” an insider previously told Closer.