Royal Family Sends Prince Harry Happy Birthday Wishes On His 37th

Sep 15, 2021 by apost team

There's no denying that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have had a huge year and we're only just in September! After leaving the royal family and moving to the United States last year, the couple has had one big event take place after another. 

This summer alone has been huge for the couple, with the birth of their daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, on June 4 kicking things off. Named in honor of both her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and Harry's late mother Princess Diana, Lilibet's birth propelled the couple back into the press after a few months of laying low, following their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March. 

Then mere days after giving birth to their daughter, the Duchess of Sussex released her very first children's book titled "The Bench." The story began as a poem that Markle wrote to Harry one Father's Day before it was turned into a book with gorgeous illustrations by Christian Robinson. Released on June 8, it didn't take long for "The Bench" to become a #1 New York Times bestseller.

Following that, it was announced that Harry has a book deal of his own, with his first official memoir expected to be released at the end of 2022. Meanwhile, his television show with Winfrey, "The Me You Can't See," premiered this year as well.

It's no secret the Sussexes have been keeping themselves busy, and after celebrating Markle's 40th birthday on Aug. 4, it's now Harry's turn, with his 37th birthday today on Sep. 15. Although there's been no word on how the couple plans to celebrate, let's take a look at what the prince has in store in the next period of his life.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (2020), (Samir Hussein/WireImage)

While there were rumors that Markle would be throwing an intimate birthday bash for her 40th last month, it seems the couple chose to lay low instead, with the pandemic still ongoing and their daughter Lilibet arriving just two months earlier. It seems likely then that the couple will celebrate Harry's 37th birthday in a similar low-key manner.

Ever since the couple officially left the royal family, they've also eschewed social media, instead opting to release official statements via their foundation, Archewell. This means that the last birthday of Harry's that Markle publicly celebrated was his 35th, two years ago. In an Instagram post shared to the couple's former royal account, Markle wrote a loving message to her husband along with a sweet collage featuring nine photos of the prince throughout his life. The post read

“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!”

In the collage of photos, the first image showed the late Princess Diana holding Harry as a baby. Meanwhile, the last photo caught the attention of many avid royal fans, as it featured a previously-unseen photo of Archie at his Christening cradled by his mother.

Although the couple is no longer actively using their royal account, it's still common for other royals to share birthday wishes via their channels, so it was no surprise that Harry received well-wishes from his family including his brother Prince William and Kate Middleton, his father Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle (2017), (Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Although they've kept a low profile in the last couple of months, the couple's current and upcoming work speaks to how busy they are. For Harry, his current focus is undoubtedly on his highly anticipated memoir. Working with Pulitzer Prize-winning ghostwriter J. R. Moehringer, the book is expected to be released in late 2022. In the announcement released by Penguin Random House, the memoir is described as:

"Covering his lifetime in the public eye from childhood to the present day, including his dedication to service, the military duty that twice took him to the frontlines of Afghanistan, and the joy he has found in being a husband and father, Prince Harry will offer an honest and captivating personal portrait, one that shows readers that behind everything they think they know lies an inspiring, courageous, and uplifting human story." 

In the press release, Harry released a statement himself, explaining that he's writing the memoir "not as the prince [he] was born but as the man [he has] become." He expressed that his hope in telling his story — "the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned" — is that he "can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think."

Meanwhile, one royal commentator by the name of Angela Levin believes that Harry's memoir will "focus heavily on the death of his mother Princess Diana, and who he blames," according to her sources. However, that hasn't been confirmed, so for now, we'll have to wait and see what happens.

Prince Harry (2018), (Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images)

Happy 37th birthday to Prince Harry! Are you looking forward to Harry's memoir that's due out next year? Send the prince your birthday wishes and pass this on so those you know can honor him too!

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