Meghan Markle reveals the Christmas gift she refused to get son Archie

Montecito, California - Even former royals have their limits! Meghan Markle has revealed what her four-year-old son, Archie, wants for Christmas — and why he won't get it.

Meghan Markle recently opened up about rejecting her son's Christmas wish.
Meghan Markle recently opened up about rejecting her son's Christmas wish.  © LISA O'CONNOR / AFP

The Duchess of Sussex isn't afraid to deny her eldest child's wish — even just before Christmas!

According to PEOPLE, the 42-year-old recently revealed this during a Q&A session for Netflix, in which she interviewed the lead actor of the film The After, David Oyelowo (47), as well as director Misan Harriman (46).

The little prince was also able to meet the latter in person when Harriman, who also works as a photographer, photographed his parents for various portraits.

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The 46-year-old seemed to have made a huge impression on the Sussexes' offspring.

"The inspiration runs deep," Meghan revealed about her little one's enthusiasm for photography.

Harriman had explained to the four-year-old "how to do photography," whereupon the boy was so fascinated that his mother promptly bought him his own camera.

However, the gift didn't seem to go down too well with Archie because Prince Harry (39) and Meghan's son whined: "But it's not a Leica like Misan!"

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Meghan Markle revealed she had to draw a line at her son Archie's growing interest in photography.
Meghan Markle revealed she had to draw a line at her son Archie's growing interest in photography.  © HENK KRUGER / POOL / AFP

But despite her little one's begging, mom Meghan remained firm a few weeks before Christmas, as she revealed in an interview.

"I said, 'You are not getting a Leica! Not even for Christmas,'" she recalled, clearly rejecting her son's expensive wish.

"So thank you for the inspiration across the board," the actor then jokingly added to her good friend Harriman.

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As a little amateur photographer, Prince Archie not only emulates Harriman but also his own great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, who was also often spotted with a camera — or more precisely a Leica — in her free time.

But as for what her children Archie and Lilibet (2) can expect under the Christmas tree this year instead, Meghan opted to keep her surprises a secret.

Cover photo: LISA O'CONNOR / AFP

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