Jennifer Garner Wrote Prince Harry and Meghan Markle an Open Letter on Instagram

"Thank you for sharing your gorgeous son with the world..."

Jennifer Garner
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  • Earlier this week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab), celebrated their son, Archie Harrison's, first birthday.
  • In honor of Archie's big milestone, the Sussexes shared a new video of Meghan reading to Archie via Save the Children UK's Instagram (opens in new tab).
  • Jennifer Garner, who also supports the charity, took to Instagram to share an open letter to Harry and Meghan, thanking them for their support.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's (opens in new tab) son, Archie Harrison (opens in new tab), turned one this week and, in true royal fashion, the Sussexes celebrated in a truly charitable way.

In a video shared by Save the Children UK (opens in new tab) on Instagram, Meghan read Duck! Rabbit! to Archie (opens in new tab) for his birthday. According to Save the Children's website (opens in new tab), the charity, "works to create lasting, positive change in the lives of children in more than 120 countries worldwide, including the United States."

Jennifer Garner (opens in new tab), who also supports the organization, took to Instagram on Thursday to publicly thank the Sussexes for teaming up with Save the Children (opens in new tab) for Archie's birthday (opens in new tab). Read Jen's open letter to the royals below:

Dear Meghan and Harry,

Thank you for sharing your gorgeous son with the world and allowing us to join you in celebrating his first birthday.

We are humbled and grateful that you chose @savewithstories (opens in new tab) to mark this special day and in so doing—have raised the visibility of @savethechildren (opens in new tab)’s work in the US and UK and have helped feed and educate children in desperate need of both.

More than anything—watching you lovingly talk through the pictures while your clever Archie turns the pages—lifts all of us up and reminds us that what may seem like a duck just might turn out to be a rabbit. Thank you for this joyful and meaningful shift in perspective.



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