Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Gave a Very Special Gift in Honor of Archie’s Birthday

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could have celebrated Archie’s second birthday by gifting him with a new toy, a castle-themed play set or novels to fill the bookcase he received from Oprah Winfrey.

But instead, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex teamed up with Make Give Live to give back to families in New Zealand. The social enterprise revealed that Prince Harry and Markle honored Archie’s birthday by donating 200 beanies to the I Got Your Back Pack (or IGYBP) initiative, which provides essential items to mothers and their children.

Make Give Live shared a special video tribute, titled “Archie’s Birthday gift to kids in NZ,” on its official Instagram account. In the clip, founder Claire Conza explains how the couple’s generosity will benefit families on the other side of the world.

The caption read, “Thank you Harry & Meghan, Duke & Duchess of Sussex, and of course, Archie for the generous donation of these 200 beanies to your friends on the other side of the world in NZ. @igotyourbackpacknz was very grateful for them and they will be sent in care packs to refugees around NZ to warm heads and hearts [heart emoji].”

It continued, “It also meant a lot for our maker community to have something special to bring them together to enjoy connection and creativity whilst making them, and didn’t they do an incredible job!? Happy Birthday Archie [balloon emoji].”

If Make Give Live sounds familiar, it’s probably because Prince Harry and Markle are longtime supporters of the organization. Back in 2020, they ordered 100 beanies during a “buy one, give one” promotion, which doubled the total to 200. They also previously shared a super-snuggly photo of Archie wearing a Make Give Live pom-pom knit cap.

Never change, you two.

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