Royal family members have taken to social media today to celebrate the birthday of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan‘s son. Prince William and Duchess Catherine, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, and, of course, Queen Elizabeth all wrote sweet messages and shared throwback photos of themselves with the young royal.
“Wishing Archie a very happy 2nd birthday today. 🎈🎂,” wrote the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge alongside a photo from Archie’s christening back in 2019. The portrait features Archie and his parents sitting, with Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla, the Cambridges, and Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, standing nearby.
The queen sent her birthday wishes, sharing a photo of Meghan and Harry first presenting baby Archie to the world in the days after his birth.
“Wishing Archie Mountbatten-Windsor a very happy 2nd birthday today. 🎈,” read the sovereign’s birthday note.
The Clarence House Instagram account joined in on the virtual celebration, opting to post a black-and-white photo of Charles gazing at his newborn grandson in Harry’s arms, also from Archie’s 2019 christening.
The royal family and the Sussexes will be ringing in Archie’s second birthday apart, of course, as Harry, Meghan, and their child relocated to California early last year. Harry revealed that his son was adjusting to West Coast life during the couple’s sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey in March.
“This year has been crazy for everybody,” said Harry. “But to have outdoor space where I can go for walks with Archie and we can go for walks as a family, and with the dogs and go on hikes or go to the beach which is so close, all of these things are … the highlight [for me].”