King Charles set to reunite with Archie and Lilibet for 75th birthday

Spending his birthday with his Sussex grandkids is the only gift Charles wants
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King Charles quite literally is a man who has it all and is even reported to love getting gag gifts for his birthday. 

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However, with his milestone 75th celebrations right around the corner, the monarch has one simple request, says a source – to “see all his grandchildren together” at his Highgrove home. 

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And yes, that includes the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet!

Charles can’t wait to introduce Archie to the Highgrove chickens! (Credit: Supplied)

“Even though things are tense between Prince Harry and Charles, one thing they do agree on is it shouldn’t affect Archie and Lili’s relationship with their grandfather,” says the source. 

“He’s pinning a lot of hopes on seeing Archie and Lili on his birthday. It’s his one big wish and he’ll be crushed if it doesn’t happen.”

Despite only meeting Archie, four, and Lili, two, a handful of times, the King adores being a grandpa. 

So much so, he has reportedly extended the tots an invite to stay with him at Highgrove, so he can get to know them even better. 

Three peas in a pod: The Sussex kids love being in the garden, just like their grandpa! (Credit: Netflix)

He also hopes he and Archie can bond over their joint love of gardening. 

“Charles does get to see them on FaceTime every couple of weeks and he’s completely besotted,” tells the source. 

“He’s thrilled that Archie has inherited his love of gardening and dreams of showing him around one of his great pride and joys: his gardens at Highgrove.”

Archie and Lilibet live in Montecito, California (Credit: Netflix)

When Charles purchased Highgrove Estate in 1980, the gardens were completely overgrown. 

But thanks to the monarch’s green thumb, the gardens are now flourishing and serve as a sustainable habitat for birds and wildlife. 

Given Archie’s love of feeding the chickens at his Montecito home, the prince will no doubt adore exploring the gardens. 

Meghan hasn’t been back to the UK for over a year (Credit: Getty)

However, his mum Meghan’s ‘refusal’ to step foot in the UK could put a dampener on Charles’ plans. 

“Unfortunately, the sticking point is their mother’s refusal to enter the UK and her refusal to allow their father to take the children there without her,” explains the source. 

“But Charles is not giving up and he’ll always believe his son will eventually do the right thing.”

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