Grab your tartan socks and bonnie wee lassie...because the royal clan is headed to Scotland this summer!
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and baby Archie are set to embark on a visit to Gran's summer home, aka Queen Elizabeth's Balmoral castle, for an end-of-summer vacation.
Her majesty arrived in "one of her favorite places in the world" in late June, according to Vanity Fair, and typically doesn't return to Buckingham Palace until late September or early October. She makes the trip to Scotland every summer, and stays at Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands.
“The royal family have very close links to Scotland and consider it a second home,” a source told VF. It's understood that the Sussexes have been invited to spend the end of July and early August with the queen in Scotland, and that Her Majesty is even planning a special birthday celebration for her granddaughter-in-law Meghan, who turns 38 on August 4.
“Harry wants Archie to grow up loving the Scottish countryside and learning to fish and hunt there just like he did growing up. He’s a traditionalist in that way,” another source told the publication.
According to The Sun, Queen Elizabeth will be hosting a birthday tea party for the Duchess of Sussex. Last year, Markle attended a wedding (wearing a $300 Club Monaco dress) with Prince Harry on her big day. Nothing against friends' weddings, but tea and cake with the queen in the lovely Balmoral estate seems like a huge upgrade.
“It is testament to Meghan that she has been given this invite. It’s a huge honor," a source told the paper. “They will celebrate Meghan’s birthday, and the catering team will bake a cake to mark the occasion."
The family of three will also reportedly travel to Los Angeles this year to visit Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, according to Us Weekly.
Buckingham Palace also recently confirmed the Sussexes' royal tour of Africa, which will last two weeks and take place this fall (most likely in October). Baby Archie will travel to Africa as well, making him the youngest royal to ever embark on an official royal tour.
But first, quality time with Gan Gan. (Pro tip: Maybe avoid the haggis?)