Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Mark Archie's 2nd Birthday by Calling for Donations for COVID Vaccines

“We cannot think of a more resonant way to honor our son’s birthday.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have purposefully avoided sharing photos of their newly-two-year-old son Archie, choosing instead to give him as much privacy as possible. They continued that practice today, choosing not to share a new photo or video of their little boy. Instead, they asked for something far greater in his honor. The couple, on their Archewell site (opens in new tab), called on those inclined to donate to help the world achieve COVID vaccine equity. Meghan and Harry are co-chairs for the upcoming Global Citizen Vax Live concert (opens in new tab) that airs this weekend, so this is a continuation of their work for the cause.

The couple wrote on their non-profit's site (opens in new tab):

Donate Here to Help the Cause and Celebrate Archie (opens in new tab)

Last year, the couple shared a video of Meghan reading to Archie for his first birthday on Save the Children UK's Instagram. That video has become the most in-depth look the public has had of little Archie in the last year:

The couple also released a holiday card on the Mayhew's Instagram (Meghan and Harry have no public social media accounts of their own currently), featuring an illustration of them with Archie.

Meghan and Harry spoke a little (opens in new tab) about what Archie is like now in their Oprah interview that aired this March. He's talking and has quite the vocabulary.

“This year has been crazy for everybody,” Harry started. “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 or have a hike or go down to the beach, which is so close, all of these things…”

He continued: “The highlight for me is sticking him on the back of the bicycle in his little baby seat and taking him on these bike rides, which is something I was never able to do when I was young. I can see him on the back and he's got his arms out and he's going ‘Woooo!’ Chatting, chatting, chatting, and he's going, ‘Palm tree! house!’ and all this stuff.”

Meghan added that Archie's favorite word then was hydrate. “But also, any time anyone leaves the house, he's like ‘Drive safe!’” Harry added.

Meghan laughed, “‘Drive safe!’ He's not even two yet.”

Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she's not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.