Meghan and Harry fans launch fundraising campaign to celebrate Archie’s birthday

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry fans AKA the Sussex Squad have launched a fundraising campaign to mark Archie’s first birthday.

The tiny royal will turn one on the 6 May and to celebrate fans around the globe have started a fundraiser. The money will go to children affected by coronavirus.

The campaign began on Monday morning on social media, accompanied with the hashtag ArchieDay.

Since followers of the royal couple launched the sweet gesture less than one day ago, over €3,500 has been donated to three different charities.

The Twitter account ArchieDay wrote: ‘Inspired by Harry and Meghan, we invite you to help us celebrate Archie’s birthday with a global party!’

‘Seeing as COVID-19 is affecting so many lives, we’ve decided to donate to charities in honour of Archie. These charities were selected by our desire to help children.’

They shared an image which read: ‘Before COVID-19 became an ominous presence in our lives, a group of us got together to organise a fundraising campaign to honour the principles emphasised by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in their humanitarian efforts: community, kindness, and compassion for vulnerable people and ecologies.’

It went on to explain that the group hoped to build on the success of previous fundraising efforts, including last year’s #GlobalSussexBabyShower.

This was launched by a Meghan fan account, called for users to celebrate Mother’s Day by donating to some of the Duchess’ favourite charities and patronages.

The post when on to say: ‘It is in that spirit, we kick off the #ArchieDay fundraiser in benefit of vulnerable children affected by the coronavirus epidemic.’

‘We are all in this together. We will get through this together. We would love your support.’

The three charities is Nourish Eco Village, a South African charity, Canadian charity Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada and Children’s Aid in America.