Duchess Meghan baked a strawberries & cream cake for Archie’s birthday

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle continue their visit to Africa

It’s clear that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will continue to drop “nice” little exclusives about their family to People Magazine. People Mag is on their preferred media list, alongside Omid Scobie at Harper’s Bazaar, and… someone at E! News too, I think. And only a handful of people in the British media, like Tom Bradby. Last week, People Magazine reported that Archie’s first birthday party involved a “smash cake.” Now People has another story – the smash cake was strawberries and cream? And Harry blew up the balloons.

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor had a first birthday to remember — and a homemade cake courtesy of his foodie mom! To celebrate Archie’s big milestone on May 6, Meghan baked a smash cake at the family’s L.A. home, while Prince Harry took point on the festive decor.

“Meghan made the cake — strawberries and cream,” a source tells PEOPLE. “And Harry helped with decorations and blew up balloons.”

The small celebration also included video chats with loved ones. “They Zoomed with godparents, friends and family and had a really simple but incredibly joyous day,” says the source. Also among the celebrants: the family’s two dogs, Guy the beagle and a black Lab the couple adopted in 2018.

Archie “is best friends with his dogs,” says the source. “They make him laugh and are gentle with him.”

Four days after the birthday festivities, Meghan celebrated her second Mother’s Day — this time, joined (at a safe social distance!) by her mom Doria Ragland, who also lives in L.A.

[From People]

This is why Harry and Meghan left, by the way. They left so they could bake cakes and decorate for their son’s birthday party however they want and volunteer at local charities whenever they want and do it all without an unhinged, racist media breathing down their neck 24-7. I haven’t checked the Daily Mail yet today but I assume they’ll run a story about how Meghan is evil because she baked a Cake Of American Biracial Diva Doom using strawberries which support terrorism against white British people. Hoes mad!

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  1. local russian hill says:

    love it. sounds yummy.

    • Geraldine Granger says:

      I have never baked a strawberries and cream cake, and now I can’t stop thinking of it! Sounds delicious!

      • MeganBot2020 says:

        I baked a strawberries and pomegranate cake for my friend’s birthday! It’s delicious.

      • BCity says:

        Geraldine, It’s my favorite cake and thus I suggest you get on it immediately 😂 Also, Dibley Forever!

  2. Becks1 says:

    Honestly, the Oprah GIF “you mad??” just runs through my mind whenever I see any British story about H&M. hoes really ARE mad lol.

    sounds like a nice birthday for Archie!

  3. RoyalBlue says:

    next, I expect she will be blamed for the global shortage of strawberries during this covid-19 pandemic.

    • Em says:

      Well, yeah! Also cream!
      There will also be something about let them eat cake.
      And also about how it’s classless and something Kate would never do because she’s white. Oops, I mean classy.
      Also She made Harry fill up the balloons with virus.
      And let’s not forget about how by baking she took away the job of a hardworking British person, who is also white.

      • Becks1 says:

        how could Meghan make a cake from scratch when bakeries need business? And a flour shortage? SHES THE REASON MY GROCERY STORE IS OUT OF FLOUR!!!

      • amandla says:

        None of that happened, no. Keep trying.

  4. Beach Dreams says:

    Eh…I’m not so sure that People is getting anything from them, especially not in the past year.

  5. Seraphina says:

    I cannot believe how big Archie looks in her lap. So cute. And the cake sounds wonderful.

    Yes, I would want to leave from their grasp too. They will find their way. Change is never easy, but it’s constant. I can only imagine if the monarchy is abolished how Wills and Kate will adjust.

  6. Exhausted says:

    I remember that when people had that Meghan friends exclusive it was under a different editor. The current editor is some British guy who has clearly chosen sides. Harpers doesn’t write crap about them so we assume that they are working together? Omid is nice to everyone, but because he is nice to h&m he has to be working with them. What I’m getting is that anyone who is nice to them may be working with them.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Yeah, I seriously doubt they’re dealing with People (or E! for that matter). E! has always been shady towards Meghan and People had a distinct shift in their royal coverage once the British guy became editor last March.

  7. L84Tea says:

    “I assume they’ll run a story about how Meghan is evil because she baked a Cake Of American Biracial Diva Doom using strawberries which support terrorism against white British people. Hoes mad!”

    I am cackling like a loon over this…. :-D

  8. Ginger says:

    We all figured it would be a simple and low key birthday party. Like Kaiser said, there are some friendly outlets that I’m sure the Sussex’s will drop a few tibits. It’s a cute story.

  9. Michelle says:

    I thought that babies couldn’t have strawberries until 2 years old. Hmmm…maybe it was another fruit.

    • Jaded says:

      I hear it’s one year old when they can have strawberries.

    • Draken says:

      I’m a pediatrician and I’ve never heard that. The guidance on most foods for kids is to avoid honey for the first year due to a small potential risk for botulism. Avoid whole nuts, popcorn and grapes until age 3+ due to choking. They are fine crushed or cut up. Food allergies can be identified by introducing new foods gradually and spaced out. Kids can get tested for allergens to rule out suspected cases.
      If you have any source for your post, i’d love to see it. We learn something everyday :)

    • Rulca says:

      Everything I’ve read on this states 1 year, so they are good! :)

    • Maevo says:

      The allergen guidance I’ve gotten for my kids (4 yr old and 9 month old) was always to
      expose them to everything as soon as possible to help prevent them from developing allergies. They do tell you no honey until 1 year because of botulism.

      • Kkat says:

        Since allergies to things run in the family my kids were exposed early to things like strawberries, peanut butter ect. Starting at 6 months.
        We did it in the office under Dr supervision in case of bad reactions.
        There are some excellent allergy centers in the California east Bay area. They are using micro then macro exposure to treat severe allergies. They are able to reverse severe epi needed allergies this way

    • Bunny says:

      Really? Per our pediatrician, aside from honey, raw sushi and milk before a year; we let our kids eat anything we ate.

    • Olenna says:

      Probably could’ve looked that up before posting, but it’s usually the acid that may cause a rash around the mouth (as with adults). Strawberries aren’t highly allergic foods for babies at 1 or 2 years old.

  10. Aurora says:

    I no longer believe People is on the Sussexes preferred press list. They have printing a lot of Cambridge fluff pieces and re-printing tabloid stories about the Sussexes.

    People magazine’s tone has shifted and they are not in the Sussexes corner.

    • yinyang says:

      I agree completely with this!

    • Bren says:

      Yep, I agree. I believe People will print anything given to them from KP including updates about the Sussexes.

    • Royalwatcher says:

      Agreed. I personally don’t believe the Sussexes are in cahoots with any tabloidish mags or TV programs. And even with Omid, IMO mostly what he writes is confirmation of things. He’s not breaking any scoops or getting secret info from the Sussexes but seems like he will confirm (or not) other stories out there after speaking with the Sussex people. I just can’t wait for the Sussex SM or official website to return so we can hear directly from them.

  11. Em says:

    Yeah no people isn’t getting any thing from them. Especially since the letter fiasco and they’ve been incredibly mean to Meghan. I think this was just one writer who imagined what they thought the celebrations would be like.

  12. Silas says:

    Archie seems to love baked goods so he must have been thrilled.

  13. RoyalBlue says:

    People magazine is kissing up because it wants exclusives going forward. Don’t do it Sussexes!!!

  14. Chelly says:

    I dont like Meghan, but I also dont dislike her…I’m just eh. But all of these stories about her & them every single day is truly exhausting. Literally, every single day. So much overload I’m over seeing about them

    • RedRoyal says:

      Ok? Then stop reading about Meghan. Not hard to do.

    • Storminateacup says:

      @chelly I agree I actually like her and I think she does interesting charity work but all this coverage over all the boring tidbits is a bit much. I get that these stories get lots of comments but all the royal media coverage makes the site less interesting.

      • Em says:

        There are other stories too, you miraculously aren’t looking for them.

      • S808 says:

        There are plenty of other stories to read?? Why not just, idk, read one of them? You don’t have to concern yourself with any of this if you don’t want to.

      • Becks1 says:

        Yeah I really don’t understand the point of posting to say “there are too many royal stories.” They generate interest and comments.

        There are always a few stories every day that I don’t click on, or click and don’t have anything to say so I don’t comment. If something doesn’t interest you, don’t read it.

      • Lady D says:

        Ditto Becks. Rare is the day when I read every story printed. Like you, there are usually 3-4 that don’t interest me so I just pass on them.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Then golly, storm, don’t click on the royal stories. The more you click on them, the more Kaiser will post.

      • crbnftprnt says:

        Wow I didnt realize it was mandatory to click on the Royal tab and read all the Meghan stories Wow, and all this time I was just reading the stories I wanted to read. Is that not an option for everybody or it is just better to hide your dislike of Meghan behind the i’m tired of stories about meghan excuse?

    • Draken says:

      @CHELLY, you know you neither have to click nor read any links. You say you are neutral but your comment leans towards some animus. “I don’t like her” , “I don’t dislike her”. Who says that? A truly neutral party will ignore stories they don’t care about. You want to fake neutrality to spout your venom.

    • Jaded says:

      There aren’t that many stories and the majority of them are just made-up crap by the tabloids. Nobody in their right mind should be reading those. My suggestion is to simply not read them.

    • Yoyo says:

      I’m sure Meghan is going to be so happy to know you don’t like or dislike her, now she can sleep at night.

    • Prayer Warrior says:

      I do not read Kardashian articles….because I make a choice. You, too, have free will and can make a choice….

      • Ruby_Woo says:

        I don’t really care for the the Kardashians, or the Housewives or 100 other celebs, so i just don’t click.

        In this era where we as consumers of media can actually CHOOSE what we see. It’s weird when people activley read about people they aren’t interested in and then complain about reading about them.

        Its also weird that people think that celebs are actively writing/ pushing all these stories. Meghan has a ton of articles written about her because she generates interest – she’s not doing 20 hour shifts in LA writing 1000 word pieces for various magazines about Archie’s birthday cake.

      • Lady D says:

        I was the same as you for the Kardashian articles, Prayer Warrior. I was bored one day and read the comments on an article and it turns out they are hilarious. If you ever need a laugh go read some of those comments. I usually skip the K story (sorry Kaiser), and just go to the comments. They’re truly funny.

    • Natalee says:

      I hate everyone in the kardashian family so….I just don’t read about them. Gasp!

      • Royalwatcher says:

        This is exactly what I was going to say. I never go into threads of people I don’t care about (anything Kardashian…hard pass!). Why is it soooo difficult to avoid these Harry/Meghan threads if people dislike them or are “neutral?” Just scroll on by.

        And in fact, Chelly and Storminateacup are ensuring more Sussex articles because they clicked and commented! The site owners post content based on what gets commented on so the haters/”neutralists” are bringing this on themselves.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Another brand new name in the royal threads complaining about Harry and Meghan threads. Gosh, you’re free not to read or comment on them.

    • Val says:

      But here you are, taking the time out to read AND comment. Get outta here troll!

    • Some chick says:

      There are too many comments about there being too many stories! I’m exhausted just scrolling past!

  15. Well-Wisher says:

    The comment about the Daily Fail is funny. Thank you.

  16. Awkward symphony says:

    Almost everyone in the family uses people mag so I dont mind them using people(even though I think this story is fictional) because the cambridges use tabloids and rota all the time and especially give hello! magazine exclusive stories about the kids.

  17. Jean says:

    E-News friendly to H&M!!!! I stopped listening to them years ago and will not return. Will and Kate’s poop was like perfume to the British commentator on that show. E-News must have an ulterior motive. They have always wanted to interview H&M.

    I am not against criticism of H&M. Commentators should TRY to be unbiased and objective to all. Although for some people like Donald Trump that is difficult to do.

  18. yinyang says:

    The royal nutters are her strongest detractors, they think she tarnished their precious RF and want to make it clear how “unroyal” she is, she never belonged and make her pay for it the rest of her life. I don’t think this is going to get better with distance and time, as William benifits greatly by this scapegoating, why would William (and especially Kate) want the press to throw his own daughter and son (future Charlotte & Louis) when he could throw some random biracial woman. The BM is carrying on as ever, yesterday they posted articles saying Harry was begging Britain to come back, some of these are from not welll known sites wanting to cash in on the bullying. WHat the British Media is doing reminds me of the Iraq media, the US and Iraq war attacking Sadam Hussien the media outlets in Iraq were reporting how they were winning the war and driving US back in retreat meanwhile they were getting taken over. I think we westereners find it fascinating that outlets can lie on such a grandscale. I think the way the world is becoming global so will our bullying, it’s a real shame and it makes me scared the damage we can do to one another on such a grand scale. I always believe there is a silver lining in EVERYTHING no matter how bleak the situation, my silver lining is this, once you hit rock bottom the only way you could go is up, Meghan will eventually come to the point where she’ll realize that she will never escape these monsters, so she’ll say screw what they think they’ll write crap about me regardless, I’ll do whatever I want and that is true freedom and true beauty that only a few privilidged can experience. There is a part of yourself that the world could never get to and she’ll be inside of that part more than anyone. I really wish this wasn’t happening to her, she’s so nice, I don’t wish it on anyone but (and I know this is rude of me to say) I wish it happened to someone more like Kate or Sophie, they seem like they could handle it better, Meghan seems kind of sensitive, but I guess that’s why the press chose her, they want to break her in a way they can’t with the others.

    • Nyro says:

      You tried it with this long shady ass comment, troll. Girl, just say you hope Meghan never escapes the BM attacks and that she’s weak and not as strong as white Kate and Sophie. You people can’t even concern troll properly. You always tell in yourselves.

  19. Bella says:

    I’m on a diet at the moment so I literally drooled when I read “strawberries and cream cake”!

  20. nicegirl says:

    Oooh that sounds lovely! I do a homemade carrot cake for first year bdays but may adopt a strawberries in cream for the next family first. Happy belated Birthday darling Archie

  21. Yoyo says:

    Even People with all their sources don’t know the black Lab’s name 🤫.
    This could be a story written by Katie liar nichol.
    There is so many assumptions in this story, about the dogs and zooming godparents.

    • Prayer Warrior says:

      Someone somewhere (a reporter) said the dog’s name was “Cole”. I said…they know nothing, because the dog’s name is actually ‘Kohl”….and I cracked myself up!! Cheap thrills…giggling again now…

    • Maevo says:

      I’m impressed they’ve managed to keep the dog’s name a secret this long! It’s also kind of funny – I think they’re just trying to make a point that they don’t want private things public.

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s all assumptions! Basic pandemic kid’s birthday party stuff with People throwing in strawberry cake to make it sound legitimate. Who’s gonna check them over a birthday cake flavor?

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Right. I think a lot of people don’t quite realize how much People Mag has changed in terms of royal coverage in the past year, because the newish editor has made gradual changes to how they report. They’re basically turning into a more “polite” version of the British tabloids.

  22. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Sounds like a sweet and happy day for their little family.

  23. teresa says:

    Ying yang they couldn’t break her that’s why royal family and British media mad. Harry and meghan are going to come out on top.

  24. babsjohnson says:

    Archie is too cute and looks like he has a lot of drive. That cake sounds good !

  25. Lisa says:

    Sounds delicious and exactly what a 1 year birthday should be exactly.

  26. Alexandria says:

    Meh we would never know the truth.

    Just came to say hope the family had a great birthday celebration and I’m so happy for Harry he has his family now. I really hope Meghan has her best life with them.

  27. L4frimaire says:

    This is cute and perfect for a first birthday under quarantine. Most first birthday parties are more for the parents than the baby… that first year can be tough, and these two certainly had quite the year since Archie was born. So happy they are able to do family time away from all that negativity. I personally don’t like strawberries in cakes but this sounds really good. I’m sure that all the weirdos will start coming up with conspiracy theories or how farm workers in the Central Valley are being exploited to get Meghan, and only Meghan, strawberries.

  28. blunt talker says:

    Intelligent people would wait and get straight from the horses mouths. I want any information to come from Harry and Meghan’s mouths-not info spun by tabloid sources adding their 2 cents with misinformation-we already have enough of that during this pandemic. They have said how they will interact with the media-who they will allow to interview or give info to. Plain and simple.