ARCHIE Mountbatten-Windsor is said to have “delighted” Prince Charles on a royal Zoom chat by calling him “pa”, a source has claimed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their one-year-old son spoke to the Queen and Charles in a special chat to celebrate Harry’s 36th birthday.
The source said of the call: “It was very pleasant. Harry told the family how much he missed them.
“Meghan baked a cake and Harry blew out candles.
“Archie made them laugh when he also blew them out.”
Archie, now 16 months old, then called Charles “Pa”, short for grandpa.
In June, it was reported that Archie was now speaking, and a source told US Weekly: “He’s saying a few words, like ‘Dada,’ ‘Mama,’ ‘book,’ and ‘dog,’.”
The Sussexes are currently living in a £11million mansion in Santa Barbara, after stepping down as senior royals in March, and haven’t been back to the UK since due to the coronavirus pandemic.
While little Archie may have been the star of the Zoom chat, absent from the celebrations were Prince William and Kate Middleton.
The unnamed source then added: “It was a bit awkward that William and Kate weren’t there.”
A source told the People: “William sent his birthday best wishes. There was some excuse made about why he wasn’t there.”
Buckingham Palace told the Sun Online this morning that it would not be commenting on the claims.
On Harry’s big day The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were seen making bagels at the famous 24-hour Beigel Bake on London’s Brick Lane which was forced to shut during the coronavirus crisis.
Today’s report comes after it was claimed Harry must have been “deeply hurt” by his wife being excluded from his birthday messages.
The Duchess of Sussex was notably absent from her husband’s birthday pictures, shared by members of the royal family earlier this week.
The Cambridges tweeted a photo of Harry racing William and Kate at a Heads Together relay at London’s Olympic Park in 2017 with the message: “Wishing a very happy birthday to Prince Harry today”.
It’s been reported the royal brothers apparently clashed when Harry’s quit as a senior Royal Family member earlier this year.
Things are said to have been made worse with the release of the book Finding Freedom – believed to have written with the Sussexes’ approval.
The “insensitive” biography accused Wills of being “snobbish” by referring to Meghan as “this girl”.
The actress was also dubbed “Harry’s showgirl” by a senior royal, while an aide warned she “comes with a lot of baggage”, the explosive book claimed.
In another outrageous claim, the book claimed Meghan was upset that Kate didn’t “reach out” when she entered the royal scene.
Wills was left particularly hurt by the claims as he has always been incredibly supportive of his younger brother, it’s been claimed.
Harry has thrown himself into his new life outside of the Royal Family after he moved to the US with Meghan.
The couple recently signed a deal with Netflix rumoured to be worth £112m, revealing they wanted to create shows that “gave hope” to audiences.
Previously, Prince Harry must have been deeply hurt by Meghan Markle being left out of birthday messages, writer claims.
Earlier this week, Piers Morgan claimed Meghan had been “airbrushed” out of the royal family’s posts.