Happy second birthday Archie!
To mark Archie’s birthday today, Meghan and Harry released an adorable photo of him, his back to the camera, holding birthday balloons.
The photo was alongside an invitation from Harry and Meghan to support vaccine equity in honor of Archie’s second birthday.
From the Archewell site —
We have been deeply touched over the past two years to feel the warmth and support for our family in honor of Archie’s birthday,” the Sussexes wrote on their Archewell site.
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.”
The couple shared that, as of today, around 80 percent of the nearly 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine shots that have been distributed were administered in wealthier countries like the U.S. and the U.K.
While we may feel that normalcy is around the corner, we remind ourselves that in much of the world, and especially in developing countries, vaccine distribution has effectively yet to start,” they wrote.
The Sussexes then challenged the community to promote vaccine equity and contribute —
Whatever you can – if you have the means to do so – to bring vaccines to families in the world’s most vulnerable places,” the site said. “For a donation of $5, you can cover the cost of a dose for someone in need. And because we were able to secure matching support from a number of organizations, that $5 you give will automatically turn into $20 – covering the cost of four doses.”
This same issue is what Harry and Meghan will champion by being a part of #VaxLive: The Concert to Reunite the World, which will air on Saturday, May 8 on CBS, ABC in the US and YouTube at 8:00pm EST.
“We cannot think of a more resonant way to honor our son’s birthday,” the couple said.
If you are able to, we encourage you to donate and support this effort, not just to celebrate Archie’s birthday, but because it’s for a good cause. Click here to learn more and donate. – Thank you, Rachel and Susan