Since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's son, Archie, is growing up in California, he is quickly adapting to an American lifestyle.
On his big day, Archie video chatted with his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen even sent Archie a sweet birthday message via Instagram on Thursday, May 6. “Wishing Archie Mountbatten-Windsor a very happy 2nd birthday today,” she captioned a throwback photo of the pair holding their newborn.
Since Archie lives many miles from Harry's family, royal expert Katie Nicholl shared that the toddler will connect with his cousins via video chat going forward.
"[Harry] always wanted his children to grow up close to William and Kate's," she said. "Sadly it's looking increasingly unlikely for Archie."
Nonetheless, Harry and Meghan wanted their little boy to have the best day.
They stayed "local in Montecito and are having a pool day and BBQ in their luscious garden," a source spilled to Closer about their big plans. "They’re spoiling him with gifts, books, a toy car, jigsaw puzzles [and] a children’s cooking kit."
It was later revealed that the pair donated 200 beanies to the I Got Your Back Pack (IGYBP) initiative.
"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 refuges around NZ to warm heads and hearts ❤️," the company captioned a slew of photos of the hats via Instagram. "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🎈."