Queen Elizabeth Sends Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s Son, Archie Birthday Message As He Turns Two
A tweet from the Royal Family Twitter account stated; “Wishing Archie Mountbatten-Windsor a very happy 2nd birthday today.”
The account shared a photo of Meghan and Harry, who is holding baby Archie in his arms, taken just days after the toddler was born in 2019, becoming seventh-in-line to the throne.
It was the moment the Duke and Duchess of Sussex introduced their firstborn to the world at Buckingham Palace, and one of the very few times he has been photographed and seen in person by the Queen.
Wishing Archie Mountbatten-Windsor a very happy 2nd birthday today. 🎈
📸 Dominic Lipinski / PA Images pic.twitter.com/dLssyrVSor
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 6, 2021
The Sussexes are fiercely protective of their son, who will soon become a big brother, and he is rarely photographed. Meghan, 39, is pregnant with a baby girl and told Oprah Winfrey during their controversial interview that she is due to give birth in the “summertime“.
Archie will celebrate his birthday in California just as he did his first birthday when his parents moved to the US in 2020.
It was during that bombshell interview that the Sussexes claimed a member of the Royal Family made a racist comment about Archie’s skin colour before he was born.
Prince Charles also sent his best wishes for the day, sharing a black-and-white image of himself with son Harry and grandson Archie.
Happy birthday to Archie, who turns two today. 🎂
📸 Chris Allerton pic.twitter.com/HwvTBzphJu
— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) May 6, 2021
Royal experts have speculated that Harry and Meghan will do a round of Zoom calls with family, including Prince Charles, Prince William and his children, and the Queen, whose husband Prince Philip died last month – so they can wish Archie a happy birthday.
Archie was born at Portland Hospital in central London on May 6, 2019 but has never celebrated a birthday in his home country as he’s spent most of his life in North America.
The family moved to Canada and then the US amid a rift between Harry and William and as the Sussexes quit their roles as senior royals to pursue their own projects in America.
They now live in a mansion in Montecito in suburban Los Angeles.On his first birthday last year, the Sussexes shared a sweet video, recorded by Harry, showing Meghan reading the book “Duck! Rabbit!” to Archie as he sits in her lap.
It is royal tradition to release new images of children in the family as they celebrate their birthdays, as observed by Prince William and Kate last week when Charlotte turned six.
It’s not known if Harry and Meghan plan to follow suit.