Prince Harry and Meghan Markle fans are celebrating baby Archie’s birthday having raised over £40,000 for a fundraiser to mark the big day.
Supporters of Meghan, 38, and Prince Harry, 35, are marking the celebration today with the hashtag #ArchieDay on social media.
After officially launching the campaign earlier this month, they urged others to share donations with charities to help vulnerable children impacted by coronavirus in countries which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex hold dear to their hearts, including Canada America, South Africa and the UK.
The initiative, which has now raised over £40,000 for the four charities, posting on their official Instagram today, writing: ‘It’s here, it’s here! Happy Archie Day and happy birthday, Archie! You have the rest of today to celebrate Archie!’
Launching the campaign officially earlier this month, fan account @Archie_day urged others to help ‘celebrate Archie’s birthday with a global party’, before listing a series of charities selected for the ‘desire to help children.’
Among the charities chosen was British organization WellChild, which is a patronage of Prince Harry’s, with donations quickly wracking up to over £8,000 in a matter of weeks.
Another of the three charities chosen by the group was the Nourish Eco Village in South Africa, where Prince Harry and Meghan performed their final royal tour in November.
Fans of the couple have now raised over £14,000 for the charity, which provides food to children from impoverished families in rural communities that rely on schools to get a meal daily.