After the birth of their firstborn Archie, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry received tons of cards and letters congratulating them on the birth of their son in May. So the couple decided to try and reply to every single one of the messages, sending everyone that congratulated them a thank you card.
A fan who received a thank you card, Bradley Donovan-Baird, who goes by @loopycrown3 on Instagram, shared a photo of the postcard.
In the picture we can see a photo of Harry and Meghan walking to their official photocall at St George’s Hall, Windsor Castle. The royal couple look overjoyed with Prince Harry having his two-day-old son in his arms. A few hours after the photocall Archie’s name was revealed.
The message on the reverse side read: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex greatly appreciate you taking the time to write and celebrate the birth of Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
“Their Royal Highnesses have been incredibly touched by all of the warm wishes they have received during this especially joyful time in their lives. They send their best wishes and heartfelt thanks.”
The interesting thing is that on the postcard, Archie’s middle name is not written. The full name of baby Sussex is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, with Harrison being a sweet tribute to his dad Harry.
It is a tradition of sorts for royals to send thank you cards to all the fans that congratulated them on birthdays or other important milestones, such as christenings or wedding anniversaries.
If any of you sent a congratulation card to Harry and Meghan for their sons christening on Saturday, be sure to expect a reply to arrive in around a months’ time.
The christening of baby Archie was a private affair, with only 25 guests present on 6 July at the Private Chapel in Windsor Castle. Harry and Meghan decided to make the event a private one without media presence. So we have very few details surrounding it.
We still don’t know who Harry and Meghan have chosen to be Archie’s godparents. The only information we got is from the official photos that the palace released.
We saw which royals were in attendance though: Prince Charles and Camilla, and Prince William and Kate. The Queen was unable to attend as she had a prior commitment.