The British royal family has on Thursday sent birthday messages to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son, Archie, who turned 2-years on May 6, after 18 months since they last saw him.
The message which was shared on Queen Elizabeth II’s official “Royal Family” Twitter account, reads, “Wishing Archie Mountbatten-Windsor a very happy 2nd birthday today,” along with an emoji of a red balloon.
The birthday message was shared with a photo of Meghan and Harry both smiling proudly while holding Archie the same day they brought him to the Queen, one of the few times she has ever met him.
Prince William, and Kate Middleton, also wished Archie a happy birthday, posting a photo of some of the family together in what could be described as a happy moment, “Wishing Archie a very happy 2nd birthday today,” they wrote on their official Kensington Royal account.
Prince Charles, also posted an image of him standing beside Prince Harry and his grandson… writing, “Happy birthday to Archie, who turns two today,” with a birthday cake emoji.
Royal fans commented their disappointment over the birthday messages being shared with old pictures of Archie who last visited the UK at the end of 2019 when his parents first went to Canada before finally deciding to settle in California.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their official Archewell website called on the general public to send a little contribution and “join us in advocating for vaccine equity on Archie’s birthday.”
“For a donation of just $5, you can cover the cost of a dose for someone in need. And because we were able to secure matching support from a number of organizations, that $5 you give will automatically turn into $20 — covering the cost of four doses.
“Every single dollar counts — not only will it help save lives but it will help save families and communities. We cannot think of a more resonant way to honor our son’s birthday. Together, we can uplift, protect, and care for one another,” they said in a statement that was signed by both of them.