King Charles raised toast to grandson Archie wherever you are at post-Coronation buffet

King Charles is said to have acknowledged his stateside grandchildren during a speech at his post-Coronation family lunch, wishing grandson Archie a happy birthday.

The new monarch's London Coronation fell on the same day as the little one's fourth birthday, with Harry rushing back to the US straight after the ceremony to celebrate his eldest's milestone.

Harry's attendance to the Coronation marked his first public appearance alongside the royals since he lambasted his family in his controversial memoir Spare, which was released earlier this year.

And while it is thought that he was invited to celebrate with the family in a post-ceremony buffet lunch, the Duke Of Sussex opted for a prompt departure as he boarded a British Airways flight back to California within hours of the Coronation, not making lunch.

A source told MailOnline that despite new their turbulent relationship and Harry's damaging claims against his father, the new monarch seemed "genuinely quite disappointed" that his youngest son didn’t stay longer.

They continued to share that heir to the throne Prince William, 40, congratulated his father with some words before they began eating at the lunch.

While Charles then replied with thanks to everyone who had worked hard to make the day so special, then toasting to his three grandchildren who were in attendance to the Coronation; Prince George – who also served as a Page of Honour – Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Despite his other grandchildren remaining in the US with their mother Meghan Markle, the King also raised a glass to ‘those that weren’t there’ and wished his other grandson a very happy birthday ‘wherever he was’.

Harry's son Archie is said to have had an intimate fourth birthday party at the couples' California mansion, according to the Mail. Their oldest child is said to have enjoyed a homemade lemon caked baked by the Duchess of Sussex.

Meghan’s absence from the Coronation proceedings on Saturday initially raised a few eyebrows when she confirmed she would not be attending earlier this month, however given her dedication to her children, it is highly likely that she wanted to minimise any disruption to them, so chose to stay at home to help celebrate Archie’s special day.

Meanwhile in Harry's absence, the Coronation celebrations continue in Blighty as today will see the nation enjoy in a Big Lunch, before a star-studded concert this evening.

The likes of Katy Perry, Take That and Lionel Ritchie will take to the stage in honour of our new King and Queen.


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