Prince Harry celebrated a pair of milestones on Sunday:
1. His 35th birthday.
2. His very first birthday as a father.
And beloved/beautiful/polarizing wife Meghan Markle was right there to shower her husband with figurative kisses in one of the sweetest tributes you'll read this month.
"Wishing a very happy birthday to His Royal Highness Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex!" opened a caption to the photo above, which was posted @sussexroyal Instagram account.
In the very bottom right of this collage, among many other personal and candid photos of Harry, we get a glimpse at a brand new snapshot of him, Markle and their son, Archie.
The new image depitcs a doting Harry crouching down to look at his child, who is on mom Meghan’s lap, during a special celebration back in the summer.
Elsewhere in the photograph collection?
- A few childhood pics of Harry, including one him as a baby with his late mother Princess Diana.
- Also one of Harry as a small boy with brother Prince William.
- There's also a gorgeous picture of of the Duke and Duchess kissing at their 2018 wedding.
- And, finally, pics of Harry in his military uniforms and meeting people on his Royal tours.
Wrote Markle herself as a message to Harry:
Your service to the causes you care so deeply for inspires me every day. You are the best husband and most amazing dad to our son.
We love you. Happiest birthday!
Next week, Meghan and Harry are scheduled to travel with young Archie to South Africa for what will mark the child's first Royal tour.
It ought to garner the family a great deal of attention, but today belongs to Harry, not his precious offspring.
"Wishing a very happy birthday to The Duke of Sussex today!" read a message on the Instagram page of Kensington Palace, which represents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, alongside a photo of the brothers dressed in military uniforms and smiling at one another.
Perhaps this caption will put to rest rumors of a feud between Harry and William.
But probably not, knowing the media and all those supermarket tabloids, you know?
Harry’s father Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall also sent their best to the birthday boy today, as did The Royal Family Instagram account, which represents Queen Elizabeth and other members of the family.
“Wishing a very Happy Birthday to The Duke of Sussex, who turns 35 today!” Charles and Camilla’s post read.
"Happy Birthday to The Duke of Sussex – 35 today! #HappyBirthdayHRH" the Queen's post read.
Harry and Meghan got married in May of 2018 and welcomed their son into the world in May of 2019.
We join all these others in sending our best birthday wishes to his adoring dad.