King Charles three-word toast to Archie at Coronation meal as Harry jetted off

King Charles has been hailed for his "sweet" gesture to Prince Harry's son, Prince Archie who wasn't invited to the Coronation ceremony citing his young age.

The King was said to have been rather disappointed when Harry chose to jet off back to the US rather than staying over for the Coronation lunch, an insider claimed.

According to the sources, the senior royal members of the family were 'relieved' with Harry's absence following the brutal jibe at the Royal Family in his memoir, Spare.

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Apparently, King Charles is believed to have raised a toast to Archie who turned four on May 6 and was equally "disappointed" to learn that the Duke flew off back to California.

Harry flew back to be with Meghan Markle, who chose not to attend the ceremony, and his children, Archie and Lilibet.

He was spotted at Heathrow Airport after the Coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey yesterday.

The Royal Family gathered for lunch following the balcony appearance at Buckingham Palace and the military flypast.

Prince William extended his congratulations to his father on officially being crowned as the King before the commencement of the meal.

Charles expressed his gratitude for everyone's efforts, and raised a toast to his three grandchildren: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

In a thoughtful gesture, Prince Charles made sure to raise a toast to "those that weren't there", and wished Archie a very happy birthday 'wherever he was'.

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"It was apparently a very sweet moment," the source told Daily Mail.

Apart from the new King and Queen, the lunch also saw the presence of other members of the Royal Family.

Camilla's immediate family, including her children Tom Parker Bowles and Laura Lopes, and her grandchildren Lola, Freddy, Eliza, Louis, and Gus, were in attendance.

Additionally, the Queen's sister Annabel and her close friend Lady Landsdowne, who had both served as attendants during the Coronation, were seated at the table.

During the gathering, the family indulged in a variety of canapes, including mini broad bean and tarragon Coronation quiches, paying homage to the official dish of the Coronation weekend.

However, to accommodate the preferences of the King and Queen, a more contemporary version of Coronation chicken canapes was also served, as they were not fans of the traditional dish.

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While the adults had the option of enjoying glasses of fizz, the alcohol served was limited to ensure everyone maintained a clear mind.

As Buckingham Palace is currently undergoing extensive renovations, the royals didn't stay for long and instead made their way to Windsor Castle for a private drinks party.

Princess Kate's family, including her parents Michael and Carole Middleton and siblings Pippa and James, were among the invited guests.

While the official Coronation pictures were being taken by society photographer Hugo Burnand, the palace staff organized a running buffet for the attendees.

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