Prince Harry Says Son Archie Broke Christmas Ornament of Queen Elizabeth

Meghan Markle had purchased the gift for their son

Prince Archie and his mom.
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We all know “accidents happen”—but this saying even applies to royals.

In an excerpt from Prince Harry’s bombshell memoir, Spare, the Duke of Sussex, 39, details how his son, Archie, 4, broke a present he opened on Christmas Eve in 2020.

According to Evoke, his wife Megan Meghan, 42, gifted their son with a Christmas ornament that she purchased from a local market. But it wasn’t just any old trinket. The festive knicknack was a replica of…Queen Elizabeth

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Once he saw the mini sculpture of the monarch, Harry said the ornament was “Granny’s face to a T.” And if that weren’t enough, the couple chose to hang it on the Christmas tree. "It made me happy to see her there," he wrote, “It made Meg [aka Markle’s nickname] and me smile.”

But here’s where the story gets interesting. While Archie was playing, he mistakenly knocked over the Christmas tree stand, and as a result, the ornament fell and broke into pieces. “I grabbed a dustpan and swept up the pieces,” Harry wrote. 

The Christmas ornament came up again when Harry visited a psychic. The woman, who claimed to have “psychic powers,” said the late Princess Diana mentioned an ornament. 

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“She was there. Your mother says...something about a Christmas ornament? Of a mother? Or a grandmother? It fell? Broke? Your mother says she had a bit of a giggle about that,” the Duke of Sussex wrote.

That’s a pretty wild story, Prince Harry. 

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