On September 15, 2021, Prince Harry celebrated his 37th birthday and so his family took to their various social media platforms to greet the Duke of Sussex for his special day.
37 years ago, the late Princess Diana of Wales and Prince Charles of Wales welcomed their second child, Prince Henry Charles Albert David. Now the Prince is married and a father to two children with his wife, Meghan Markle.
Prince Harry's family, including Queen Elizabeth, his brother and sister-in-law, Prince William and Kate Middleton, and his father, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, took to social media to greet the Duke for his birthday.
The first to get the ball rolling was the Royal Family Instagram page which shared four photos from Prince Harry's life and a message wishing him a happy birthday.
His father and stepmother shared a similar message with three photos of Prince Harry. One featuring a young Prince Harry smiling beside his father, and another headshot of the Duke of Sussex smiling widely. The message read:
"Wishing The Duke of Sussex a very Happy Birthday today!"
Prince William and Middleton, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, shared a photo of Prince Harry looking handsome and smiling while wearing a navy suit with a grey patterned tie. All three posts received a lot of engagement online from fans.
Prince Harry celebrated his day with his wife Meghan and their two young children, two-year-old Archie and three-month-old Lili, who they welcomed in June.
Prince Harry started his week connecting with Dr. Jill Biden... for a virtual event to honor injured service members.
Prince Harry received another special gift this week as the Sussexes were named a part of TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People of the Year and featured on the magazine's cover.
The founder of World Central Kitchen and friend of the couple, José Andrés, wrote an essay about the couple's philanthropic work for the outlet. Part of his essay read:
"In a world where everyone has an opinion about people they don’t know, the duke and duchess have compassion for the people they don’t know."
Besides enjoying that amazing honor, Prince Harry started his week connecting with Dr. Jill Biden, FLOTUS, for a virtual event to honor injured service members who would have participated in this year's Warrior Games.
The event, similar to Prince Harry's Paralympics, Invictus Games, was set to be held in Orlando, Florida this week but unfortunately was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the virtual event, Prince Harry thanked the servicemen involved as he explained that it was them, their families and communities, who inspired him to create the Invictus Games.
Previously, Prince Harry, who served in the British Army for 10 years, traveled to Colorado in 2013 to attend the Warrior Games and then hosted his first Invictus Games the following year.