While Meghan Markle and Prince Harry might not be part of the British Royal Family anymore, it did not stop them from royally celebrating the 2nd birthday of their son, Archie. Along the way, they also encouraged others to donate to charity as a gift.
Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s Statement
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry kicked the celebration off with a photo on the Archewell Foundation website. The image included Archie holding onto a bunch of balloons. As you might imagine, the parents bought him the balloons as a birthday present. An insider did confirm that the family snapped the photo at their new home in Montecito, California. Apparently, they love their time there, after moving last year. Since leaving the Family, Markle and Harry have spent lots of time with Archie. In fact, Harry says he’s able to give Archie “the childhood he always wanted.”
Meanwhile, Meghan, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, patiently await the birth of their second child. Many wanted to celebrate Archie’s birthday, so the couple suggested they donate to charity! “We have been deeply touched over the past two years to feel the warmth and support for our family in honor of Archie’s birthday,” they wrote in a statement. “Many of you donate to charities on his behalf, and mark the occasion by giving back or doing an act of service—all through the goodness of your hearts. You raise funds for those who need it most, and continue to do so organically and selflessly. We remain incredibly grateful.”
Of course, fans were not the only ones to wish Archie a happy birthday. Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, and Kate Middleton all also took time to send well wishes.
Celebrating Archie’s Birthday With Donations
The former Royal Family members also took the time to remind everyone that the coronavirus is still a present danger. “We will not be able to truly recover until everyone, everywhere, has equal access to the vaccine,” Meghan and Prince Harry continued. They also asked readers to consider donating to help families worldwide, if they haven’t already.
“We will not be able to truly recover until everyone, everywhere, has equal access to the vaccine,” they said, asking the readers to donate. To really help all families worldwide just like theirs, Markle and Harry are honoring their son’s second birthday with financial support. “We cannot think of a more resonant way to honor our son’s birthday…If we all show up, with compassion for those we both know and don’t know, we can have a profound impact. Even a small contribution can have a ripple effect. Together, we can uplift, protect, and care for one another,” the couple finished.
Sticking to their word, Meghan and Harry also took part in the Global Citizen’s VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World. Alongside performances by the likes of Jennifer Lopez and the Foo Fighters, both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made speeches.