The Sussexes share a new photo of Archie for his birthday

·2-min read
Photo credit: Archewell
Photo credit: Archewell

To mark their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor's second birthday (6 May), the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared a new image of their toddler on the website of their nonprofit, Archewell. The sepia-toned photo features Archie photographed from behind, wearing a sweet knitted jumper, little trousers, and trainers (and a full head of curls) as he holds a bouquet of balloons.

Prince Harry and Meghan surprised royal fans with the new photo after announcing plans for a charitable initiative in honour of Archie's birthday. On the Archewell website, the pair are encouraging the public to make donations to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to help provide COVID-19 vaccine equity for underprivileged nations around the globe. The Sussexes have partnered with Global Citizen to secure donation matches from the Seadream Family Foundation and Mastercard Impact Fund for up to $3 million (around £2.2 million).

Photo credit: Archewell
Photo credit: Archewell

"We have been deeply touched over the past two years to feel the warmth and support for our family in honour of Archie's birthday," read the Sussexes' open letter. "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."

They continued, "We will not be able to truly recover until everyone, everywhere, has equal access to the vaccine. And with that intention, we are inviting you to contribute whatever you can—if you have the means to do so—to bring vaccines to families in the world's most vulnerable places."

Concluding their letter, the Sussexes wrote, "We cannot think of a more resonant way to honour 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."

In need of some at-home inspiration? Sign up to our free weekly newsletter for skincare and self-care, the latest cultural hits to read and download, and the little luxuries that make staying in so much more satisfying.

SIGN UP

Plus, sign up here to get Harper’s Bazaar magazine delivered straight to your door.

SIGN UP

You Might Also Like

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting