Last week, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor celebrated his second birthday. We honestly don’t know how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex marked Archie’s birthday privately, because they kept the focus on what people could do publicly, which was donate to get vaccines to developing nations. According to Us Weekly, Meghan, Harry and Archie spent the day privately at home, and Archie got a lot of presents:
It’s his day! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wanted their son, Archie, to feel heaps of love on his 2nd birthday — and his last before he’s a big brother.
“While Harry and Meghan are raising Archie to be grounded, they go the extra mile on his birthday,” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively. “They made [his] card themselves and wrote a sweet poem inside, splashed out on gifts — including outdoor toys — and have bought him the cutest birthday outfit!”
The twosome have tried to keep Archie out of the public eye since stepping back from their senior royal duties in March 2020 and planned on “spending the day privately” at their home in Montecito, California. Still, the charitable pair couldn’t resist setting an example for their son.
“They want Archie to grow up understanding the importance of giving back,” the source adds. “Harry and Meghan feel so blessed to have such an articulate and caring child. Archie is learning to count already and keeps saying, ‘Two!’”
A poem for a two-year-old? Well, Meghan will be able to get a book out of the poem she wrote Archie (like she got The Bench from a poem she wrote to Harry). Meanwhile, Archie is probably happier about the toys and hanging out with the dogs.
Archie’s b-day wasn’t the only holiday they celebrated in the past week: Meghan and Harry also did something special for Mother’s Day. They highlighted the work of Harvest Home, an LA-based organization which offers support to pregnant homeless women. The Archewell site featured information about Harvest Home’s work and then the Harvest Home Instagram announced that Archewell had partnered with Procter & Gamble to donate “diapers, cleaning supplies, and other essential items to ensure that the moms and babies at Harvest Home are celebrated all throughout the year.” Meghan wrote a personal note to the organization, which they transcribed on their IG:
“As a mom, and an expectant mom, I deeply appreciate the significance of community support, safe and accessible pregnancy resources, and trusted guidance in a nurturing setting. These ingredients are essential to not just our physical health, but our mental well-being, and I commend you for leading a compassionate community that lives these values.”
“Thank you for all you do for the women and mothers who are turned away elsewhere, at no fault of their own. When we consider how vulnerable any mother feels during the fragile time of pregnancy, we gain perspective about how especially difficult it can be for pregnant women of color and those who come from under-resourced and vulnerable communities. I hope you will accept an offer of support to help further uplift Harvest Home’s residents.”
It’s really great that Meghan and Archewell are doing this, and to partner with such a big corporation for local impact is pretty great too.
Screencaps courtesy of ‘Vax Live’.