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King Charles was concerned about being misinterpreted by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during the rift

King Charles is reportedly concerned that his actions might be misunderstood by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during a period of tension between them. According to a royal commentator, the monarch is believed to have sent a “homemade gift” to his grandson Archie for his fifth birthday but was worried that it could be “misinterpreted” by the Sussexes.

On Monday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son Archie celebrated his fifth birthday in California, where the family now resides with their two children, Archie and Lilibet. King Charles, unable to see his grandson on his birthday due to the geographical distance, hoped to show his affection through the thoughtful gift.

Royal commentator, Tom Quinn, said: “There has even been talk that he will send one of his own watercolour paintings to Archie as a present as Meghan loves homemade gifts and dislikes extravagant expensive presents. “But King Charles and his team are desperately worried that whatever the King sends to his grandson may be misinterpreted by Harry and Meghan,” Quinn told The Mirror.

According to a royal commentator, the monarch is expected to have sent a “homemade gift” to his grandson for his birthday but was “worried” that it may be “misinterpreted” by the Sussexes. The monarch “feared upsetting” Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with a gift for Prince Archie’s fifth birthday.

The commentator recalled an earlier occasion when Charles gave his other grandson, Prince George, a hand-made swing with George’s name engraved on it. However, Prince Harry reportedly told Charles “repeatedly” that such a gift was “too grand” for Archie.

Despite this, the monarch remains keen to stay connected with his grandchildren. Royal expert Tom Quinn suggested that King Charles may have reached out to Prince Harry to organize a video call for Archie’s birthday. He noted, “If he makes an ordinary telephone call to Harry, it means he can have a quick word with Archie without the need to talk to Meghan, a prospect that fills him with dread.”

King Charles, known for his artistic talents, is a keen painter of outdoor scenes in watercolors, a skill he began developing in the 1970s under the guidance of his art teacher at Gordonstoun in Scotland. Since 1997, the King has reportedly sold prints of his paintings worth over £2 million.

While the monarch’s relationship with Meghan and Harry remains strained, his desire to maintain a connection with his grandchildren underscores the complexities of family dynamics within the royal family. As King Charles navigates his new role, finding a balance between family loyalty and his royal duties remains a challenging task.

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