In a few days, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will celebrate their son’s first birthday, but it will be very different from what they had envisioned and planned because of the restrictions put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor, who recently moved from Canada to California with his parents, was supposed to have a star-studded event on May 6.
His parents, who recently exited the British Royal Family, are close with Beyonce and Serena Williams and many other big names in Hollywood. Due to the coronavirus lockdown, the pair has been forced to have a small birthday party.
A source told Hollywood Life:“Meghan and Harry will celebrate Archie’s first birthday as a family. Right now, their priority is keeping Archie safe and healthy and doing what they can to help out during this worldwide crisis.”
The insider went on to explain: “Before it became clear how serious this [pandemic] was, they were planning to be in the UK in May, and the idea was to do something with Archie’s cousins and grandparents and godparents all together there. But things have obviously changed, and everything has been postponed.”
The pal said they would have another party at a later date — like Khloe Kardashian had to do for baby True.
The person stated: “When things do get back to normal, of course, they will want to celebrate, and a big priority will be taking Archie overseas to see Harry’s family. But at the moment, the focus is on doing everything possible to help out [during this pandemic]. They’re devastated by what is happening right now in the world and want to help however they can.”
One follower replied: “I’m extremely proud of Harry & the fact that he did what his mum told him & his brother to marry for love. Also, the fact that he’s always been honest about his mental health! He is putting his family first & for that, they should both be left alone!! As the saying goes, “if you’ve got nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all!” X”
Another commenter stated: “#isupportharryandmeghan 💜💜💜 Good luck to you & your family. I’ll be waiting to hear about your future endeavors. 💙💙”
This backer shared: “I am very proud of you both may our Heavenly Father continue to bless your marriage, your family, and your ministry, in the name of our Lord and Savoir Christ Jesus, amen. Love you much.”
A fourth fan revealed: “I would have thought they should of a least thanked Canada in their message, but I guess they couldn’t get out fast enough and must have forgotten 😂.”
The family is adjusting to a new reality.