Lavish gifts Archie HAS received after Meghan Markle didn't get him an £8k camera – including £200 bubble blower | The Sun

MEGHAN Markle recently revealed son Archie has very expensive taste and was devastated when she didn’t buy him an £8,000 camera.

But the young royal certainly hasn’t been short of gifts over the years.

The Duchess of Sussex said she had bought her son a camera to encourage his new passion for photography – but he wasn’t impressed. 

She told pal Misan Harriman, who is a filmmaker: "He [Archie] said 'But it's not a Leica like Misan's?' [I was like] You are not getting a Leica, not even for Christmas.”

But little Archie is hardly hard done by, as these gifts show…

£200 bubble machine

When your parents have celebrity friends, you know you are going to be spoilt when your birthday comes around.

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Archie received a £200 Tiffany bubble blower from Meghan’s friend Priyanka Chopra, for his first birthday.

Not too shabby.

Royal commentator Ingrid Seward previously told The Sun: "The insistence on normality is never an easy objective for members of the Royal Family to achieve.

"Archie’s parents have rich friends who are going to lavish him with expensive gifts. He won’t be wearing clothes from Primark, that’s for sure."

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Princess Charlotte’s £44k giftwhich put her aunt’s £4.70 nappies to shame

Red bike

Archie was gifted a red bike by cycling shop Mad Dogs & EnglishmenCredit: Instagram/@maddogsbikeshop
He also appears to have a mini piano, as seen in their Netflix documentaryCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk

For his fourth birthday, Archie received a gift many kids his age would love; a red bike.

The well-received gift was sent by Martin Watson, co-owner of Mad Dogs & Englishmen, which is a bike shop in the States.

Martin said he received a letter from the couple after he sent it to their Santa Barbara house for his special day on May 6 – the same day as King Charles’ Coronation.

The note read: “On behalf of Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, please accept their sincere thanks for the thoughtful gift you sent to Prince Archie for his fourth birthday. 

“The bike has brought much joy and is most appreciated by the family. They asked that I convey their gratitude at the lovely surprise.”

Books from Archbishop Desmond Tutu

It’s not every day you meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu, let alone getting a present from him.

During their African tour in 2019, little Archie stole the show when his parents took him to see the famous bishop.

He was also given a basket of presents, including a book about the “power of words and the secret of forgiveness.

There were also cakes decorated with the words Hope and Joy.

Harry was touchingly given a pair of framed photographs of his late mother Diana, Princess of Wales meeting President Nelson Mandela in Cape Town in 1997, one for himself and the other for his brother, Prince William.

Inflatable pizza

Meghan revealed she got a fun present for Archie – but scrimped to save a few pounds.

The Duchess of Sussex spoke to Canadian First Lady Sophie Trudeau about being mothers in the public eye, and what life is like at home with Prince Harry, and their children.

She recalled a time when Sophie was visiting with her children for a few days, and the families were playing at the poolside.

Meghan said: "We splashed in the water, then threw some pool floats in.

"By the way, the inflatable pizza slice proved to be a big hit, which I found online.

"And I kid you not the one without pepperoni was a few dollars less than the one with pepperoni.

"And yes, I'm still talking about the inflatable pizza float for the pool."

200 bobble hats

In 2020, most kids woke up on Christmas morning to piles of presents – but not little Archie.

According to insiders, Harry and Meghan chose not to get their son any gifts, instead making a kind-hearted gesture in his name.

According to the New Zealand Herald, the couple got in touch with a local knitwear company Make Give Live and purchased 100 hats on behalf of their tot.

The organisation’s founder Claire Conza described the letter she received from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as a “wonderful gift for the organisation.”

She explained: “As Make Give Live operates on a buy one, give one model, this will allow the group to make an extra 200 hats to distribute to families in need next winter through the various charities it supports."

The family previously showed their support for the charitable foundation when they shared a snap of little Archie wearing one of its hats in January 2020.

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