Happy Birthday, Prince Harry!
On Sept. 15, the Duke of Sussex turned 35, which prompted an outpouring of celebratory posts on social media. His wife, Meghan Markle, is one of many people who posted a tribute, but hers might be the absolute cutest.
Markle’s birthday post for Prince Harry
In the early hours of Sept. 15, the duchess took to Instagram to wish her husband a happy birthday, which is his first as a dad. She posted a trove of pictures of Prince Harry, including a baby photo featuring the late Princess Diana and a new one that shows him swooning over their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, at his July 6 christening.
“Your service to the causes you care so deeply for inspires me every day,” Markle wrote. “You are the best husband and most amazing dad to our son. We love you ❤️ Happiest birthday!”
Aww! Predictably, fans flooded the comments with the most emotional reactions.
“Who’s cutting onions?” wrote one person.
“What a wonderful man, husband, [and] father [Prince Harry has] become. Your mother is smiling down, so pleased with all you’ve accomplished. We love you, and wish you many more,” commented another.
“Happy Birthday dear Prince Harry,” wrote a third person. “We wish you the best with your lovely family and all the causes you stand for.”
Markle reportedly isn’t done celebrating Prince Harry’s birthday, either. A source told Closer Weekly on Sept. 14 that she’s planning a “low-key family day” for her husband’s big day, as well as a surprise dinner at Frogmore Cottage, “with all of Prince Harry’s closest friends.”
The insider noted that it’ll happen before they jet off for their upcoming trip to Africa.
Other members of the royal family shared posts, too
Kate Middleton and Prince William also wished Prince Harry a happy birthday. They shared a photo of the 35-year-old with his brother on their joint Instagram account with a sweet and simple message.
“Wishing a very happy birthday to The Duke of Sussex today!” read the caption, which featured a cake emoji.
The official royal family account also posted a tribute that included a photo of Prince Harry with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.
“Happy Birthday to The Duke of Sussex! — 35 today! #HappyBirthdayHRH!” read the post.
And Clarence House, the account belonging to his father Prince Charles and his stepmother Camila, shared something, too.
“Wishing a very Happy Birthday to The Duke of Sussex, who turns 35 today!” the post said.
Markle and Harry tend to honor each other online
Markle’s tribute comes just over a month after Prince Harry celebrated her birthday on Instagram. On Aug. 4, he shared a photo of his wife relaxing and donning a warm smile alongside a sweet caption.
“Happy Birthday to my amazing wife. Thank you for joining me on this adventure!” Prince Harry wrote in the caption. He signed the message, “Love, H.”
For her big day, the duke reportedly organized a small gathering of family and friends.
We can’t wait to see what they do for each other next year.