The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared a rare photo of their son Archie to mark his second birthday.
The image, which was uploaded to Prince Harry and Meghan’s official website, shows Archie standing with his back to the camera while playing with balloons.
The photo was taken by the youngster’s parents and appears to have been snapped in a backyard.
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Harry and Meghan shared the extremely rare image with a statement calling for community support for vaccine equity.
In the post, the couple asked people around the world to “join us in advocating for vaccine equity on Archie’s Birthday”.
“We cannot think of a more resonant way to honor our son’s birthday,” the pair said.
The Duke and Duchess continued by saying how “deeply touched” they have been over the past two years to “feel the warmth and support for our family” in honor of Archie’s birthday.
“Many of you donate to charities on his behalf, and mark the occasion by giving back or doing an act of service — all through the goodness of your hearts,” they said.
“This year, our world continues to be on the path to recovery from COVID-19. Yet too many families are still struggling with the impact of this pandemic.
“While some places are on the verge of healing, in so many parts of the world, communities continue to suffer.”
The coupled continued by saying “we will not be able to truly recover until everyone, everywhere, has equal access to the vaccine”.
“We are inviting you to contribute whatever you can – if you have the means to do so – to bring vaccines to families in the world’s most vulnerable places.”
“Together, we can uplift, protect, and care for one another.”