Archie Harrison was receiving gifts long before he was born, but the latest one particularly rocks. A sweet well-wisher passed along a personalized present for the royal baby during Prince Harry’s visit to Oxford on Tuesday (May 14) – and he plans to hide in their gardens at Frogmore House in Windsor!
The smooth egg-shaped stone reportedly reads “Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor” and is set to be the perfect little surprise for the baby boy to one day discover while searching the gardens!
The gift was hand-crafted by Claire Waldron, a caretaker at the Barton Neighbourhood Centre. It’s a varnished piece of rock she painted and decorated herself. Claire calls these presents “kindness stones,” according to People.
“Can you imagine him finding it and saying, ‘I’ve got a rock and it’s got my name on it’? Thank you very much. I love that,” Harry gushed to her, the publication reports.
Earlier the same day, Prince Harry spent some time at the Oxford Children’s Hospital speaking with Ida Scullard, whose three-year-old son, Emmett, was diagnosed with testicular cancer when he was just two. Given she’s a mom of two (and was holding her 10-week-old daughter!), she just had to ask him about his own foray into parenthood, and how little Archie was fitting in.
“Harry asked me if [my daughter] was over the stormy period as babies are supposed to be grumpy for the first 10 weeks, and she is,” Ida shared, according to People. “He said he’s getting used to the baby and how Archie has fitted into family life. He said he just feels part of the family and he can’t imagine life without his son.”
Harry also had the chance to chat with well-wisher Fatma Sheikh, a mother-to-three, during his walkabout. “I asked him how Archie was and he said he is doing well,” Fatma said, according to HELLO! UK. “I asked him if Meghan was well and he said yes, she is fine.”