King Charles’ tear-jerking birthday tribute to grandson Archie who he never sees

KING Charles paid a tearful birthday tribute to his grandson Archie at the coronation dinner.

The poignant moment came at a private family reunion at Buckingham Palace after his coronation at Westminster Abbey and his appearance on the balcony with Queen Camilla.

King Charles reportedly toasted Archie heartily after the coronation


King Charles reportedly toasted Archie heartily after the coronationCredit: Alamy
King Charles reportedly wished Archie a happy birthday in an emotional toast


King Charles reportedly wished Archie a happy birthday in an emotional toastPhoto credit: Alexi Lubomirski
Prince Harry quickly jumped into a car and drove to the airport after the ceremony


Prince Harry quickly jumped into a car and drove to the airport after the ceremonyPhoto credit: Getty

Prince William reportedly greeted guests at the table with a short and sweet toast, after which he congratulated his father.

Monarch Charles then raised a glass to wish young Archie a happy birthday “wherever he was”, reports MailOnline.

The King’s goal was to toast “those who weren’t there” after the special occasion.

Meghan, 41, hosted a “private party” to celebrate Archie turning four, while Harry, 38, attended the historic event.

The Duke skipped the coronation dinner after attending the service at Westminster Abbey.

Although Harry missed the party, he got back to the US in time to see his son on his birthday after rushing home from London.

And King Charles III. was also reportedly “genuinely disappointed” that his son had not come to the coronation dinner.

The newly crowned monarch thanked everyone for helping to create such a special and unforgettable experience for him and Queen Camilla.

The 74-year-old toasted his grandchildren Prince George – who also served as Page of Honor – Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

The source told The Mail: “It was apparently a very sweet moment.”

Other guests in attendance included Queen Camilla’s family, Sister Annabel and best friend Lady Landsdowne, both of whom served as her attendants on the big day.

Her children, Tom Parker Bowles and Laura Lopes, and grandchildren, Lola, Freddy, Eliza, Louis, and Gus were also reportedly there.

Kate’s parents Michael and Carole Middleton, as well as siblings Pippa and James, also joined the royal family for the celebratory meal and running buffet, according to the source.

The official dish of Coronation Weekend, Small Broad Bean and Tarragon Coronation Quiche, was served as a canape with a glass of champagne.

Apparently, neither King Charles nor his wife are too keen on coronation chicken – created in honor of Queen Elizabeth in 1953 – so a “modern version” was served as canapés.

It was reported that after the meal most of the family retired to Windsor Castle for an intimate family cocktail party.

Millions were glued in front of the TV on Saturday as Harry sat amidst the royal family for the first time since criticizing Charles, Camilla, William and Kate in his memoir.

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His relationship with his brother, the Prince of Wales, remains deeply strained.

The couple are not believed to have exchanged any words before or after the ceremony.

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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