The Duke and Duchess of Sussex treated their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor to ‘books, building blocks and a ball pit’ for Christmas, according to a royal source.
Meghan Markle, 38, and Prince Harry, 35, reportedly ‘couldn’t help’ but spoil the seven-month-old for his first festive big day.
Speaking to Us Weekly, the source also gave an update on the little one’s budding personality, revealing Archie looks set to be a ‘confident social butterfly’.
The Sussexes are currently enjoying their festive break in Canada, alongside Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (pictured in October with their son) treated Archie Mountbatten-Windsor to ‘books, building blocks and a ball pit’ for Christmas, a source claims
Meghan Markle, 38, and Prince Harry (pictured with Archie over the festive period), 35, reportedly ‘couldn’t help’ but spoil the seven-month-old for his first festive big day
Revealing details of the family’s first Christmas, the insider claimed: ‘Archie is Meghan and Harry’s world, and they can’t help [it].
‘For Christmas, they bought him books, building blocks, a baby ball pit. It’s not all about extravagant gifts for them.’
They added: ‘You can tell Archie’s going to be a confident social butterfly. He loves being entertained and interacting with people.
‘Some children get shy or nervous around new people, but not Archie. He’ll go to anyone without kicking up a fuss!’
Harry and Meghan spent their first Christmas with baby Archie in a $14.1 million waterfront mansion owned by a mystery multi-millionaire, DailyMail.com revealed last week.
Baby Archie was front and centre in the duke and duchess’ Christmas card this year, pictured
The royal family and the Duchess of Sussex’s mother Doria Ragland enjoyed time in one of the most idyllic spots on Vancouver Island.
Their presence in Canada had been confirmed before Christmas by prime minster Justin Trudeau.
The eight-bedroom gated estate on Vancouver Island, Canada, boasts two beaches and views across the peninsula from the four acre property.
Harry and Meghan’s presence in North Saanich was first revealed by local restaurateur Pierre Koffel and his wife Bev, who reportedly turned away the royal couple from their high-end restaurant because of their intense security requirements.
Koffel says he was merely visited by the royals’ security team and didn’t decline their reservations – but has still faced a backlash with ‘hundreds’ of emails and ‘dozens’ of phone calls from Harry and Meghan fans berating him for denying their favorite royals their Christmas dinner.
The Sussexes (pictured in Windsor, two days after Archie’s birth in May) are currently enjoying their festive break in Canada, alongside Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland
The royals have had an action-packed year, with the high point being the arrival of baby Archie on May 6 weighing 7lb 3oz. Pictured: The family in South Africa in October this year
The chef and co-owner of the Deep Cove Chalet in North Saanich told DailyMail.com that he and his wife were tricked into revealing the royals’ secret getaway, and have now received ‘hundreds of emails, tens of phonecalls’ accusing he and his wife of being ‘terrible people’.
The restaurateur’s wife, Bev, told the Vancouver Sun on Christmas Eve that they had been visited by Harry and Meghan’s security detail, casing their restaurant for a potential dinner spot for the couple.
The royals have had an action-packed year, with the high point being the arrival of baby Archie on May 6 weighing 7lb 3oz.
Two days later baby Archie was introduced to the world at a photocall in the Castle’s St George’s Hall, with Meghan declaring: ‘It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I’m really happy.’
Keen to give him a normal life, Harry and Meghan chose not to use the courtesy title Earl Dumbarton or style him Lord Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, making a personal decision he should be a plain Master.