Prince Harry is celebrating her birthday; the Duke of Sussex, and father of two, turned 37 years old on September 15; and even though he is on the other side of the world, he woke to an enormous number of social media messages directly fromm his royal family in the United Kingdom.
Harry's father and step-mother, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker, Duchess of Cornwall, sent him their best wishes on Twitter, writing “Wishing the Duke of Sussex a very happy birthday today,” along with a cake emoji. These sweet words were posted alongside a series of photos of Harry with his father over the years.
Of course, Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth wasn't going to let someone outshine her, so she decided to send him a similar message on Twitter, in addition to including a balloon emoji into her post. The Queen also decided to throw some photos into her tweet, only she chose a series of images that highlighted Harry's charitable work and also feature his wife, Meghan Markle.
Prince William, Harry's older brother, also joined the tweet-fest, alongside Kate Middleton. They both opted to pen a simple note that said, “Happy birthday Prince Harry!” with another balloon emoji.
But his birthday was not the only thing the Duke of Sussex was celebrating; as Time magazine just revealed its list of 100 most influential people, turns out that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are gracing the cover of the magazine's print issue. The list of the magazine is broken into six categories: Icons, Pioneers, Titans, Artists, Leaders, Innovators. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made the list in the “Icons” category.
The magazine piece includes a profile about Harry and Meghan, who decided to move to the US last year, after stepping down from their roles in the Royal Family; chef Jose Andres spoke about the drives that motivates both of them.
As per what Andres writes, when Prince Harry was Apache helicopter gunner in the British military in 2013, he was conducting a now-viral interview when a loud bang rang out. “In one swift motion, he stands up, rips off his microphone and runs toward the action.”
According to the chef, “that same sense of urgency drives Meghan, now the Duchess of Sussex, who has long been an active humanitarian and powerful advocate for women and girls around the world,” Andres adds.
Since they got married and moved to California, the couple founded Archwell, which has a production, audio and charity leg. “They don't just opine. They run toward the struggle,” Andres writes. The list of “Icons” in the magazine, also includes country legend Dolly Parton, tennis star Naomi Osaka and siblings Muna and Mohammed el Kurd, both palestinian activists.
Britney Spears also made the list, who made waves this year as she initiated legal moves in order to end her 13-year conservatorship. Her profile was written by celebrity and beloved close friend Paris Hilton.