Meghan Markle marks Harry’s birthday with public declaration of love and new photo of Archie

Meghan Markle has sent Prince Harry birthday wishes in a sweet Instagram message [Image: Getty]

To mark his 35th birthday, Meghan Markle has sent Prince Harry a public declaration of love.

The Duchess of Sussex, 38, shared a sweet message in a special post on the couple's Instagram account - which also featured an unseen photo from their four-month-old son Archie's christening.

She wrote: "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!"

The message, shared on the @SussexRoyal account this morning, accompanied nine photos from important moment's in the Duke of Sussex's life which were arranged in a collage.

They show Harry in separate situations with mum Princess Diana, brother Prince William and the grandfather Prince Philip - although his dad Prince Charles, Kate Middleton and the Queen are not included.

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Prince Harry arrives at the ADAM Tower, in Amsterdam, on September 3, 2019, for the introduction of a project and global partnership between Booking.com, SkyScanner, CTrip, TripAdvisor and Visa, an initiative led by the Duke of Sussex to change the travel industry to better protect tourist destinations and communities that depend on it. (Photo by Frank van Beek / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT (Photo credit should read FRANK VAN BEEK/AFP/Getty Images)
Sander Groet (right), a partner at the A'DAM Tower in Amsterdam greets the Duke of Sussex as he arrives for the launch of a new travel industry partnership. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex announces a partnership between Booking.com, SkyScanner, CTrip, TripAdvisor and Visa called 'Travalyst' at A'dam Tower on September 03, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The initiative is to help transform the travel industry to better protect tourist destinations. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex announces a partnership between Booking.com, SkyScanner, CTrip, TripAdvisor and Visa called 'Travalyst' at A'dam Tower on September 03, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The initiative is to help transform the travel industry to better protect tourist destinations. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Duke of Sussex at the A'DAM Tower in Amsterdam during the launch of a new travel industry partnership. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex announces a partnership between Booking.com, SkyScanner, CTrip, TripAdvisor and Visa called 'Travalyst' at A'dam Tower on September 03, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The initiative is to help transform the travel industry to better protect tourist destinations. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Duke of Sussex meets children at Sheffield Children's Hospital in Clarkson Street, Sheffield, where he will officially open the new wing.
The Duke of Sussex arrives at Sheffield Children???s Hospital in Clarkson Street, Sheffield, where he will officially open the new wing.
The Duke of Sussex during his visit to Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, to learn about their commitment to applied learning in teaching and research.
The Duke of Sussex during his visit to Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, to learn about their commitment to applied learning in teaching and research.
The Duke of Sussex during his visit to Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, to learn about their commitment to applied learning in teaching and research.
The Duke of Sussex plays with one year old Noah Nicholson during his visit to Sheffield Children's Hospital in Clarkson Street, Sheffield, where he officially opened the new wing.
The Duke of Sussex arrives at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield, Sheffield, where he will watch powerlifting competitors during the Invictus UK Trials.
The Duke of Sussex plays with one year old Noah Nicholson during his visit to Sheffield Children's Hospital in Clarkson Street, Sheffield, where he officially opened the new wing.
The Duke of Sussex plays with one year old Noah Nicholson during his visit to Sheffield Children's Hospital in Clarkson Street, Sheffield, where he officially opened the new wing.
The Duke of Sussex meets the hospital's mascot, Theo the bear, during his visit to Sheffield Children's Hospital in Clarkson Street, Sheffield, where he officially opened the new wing.
The Duke of Sussex arriving at the Invictus UK Trials Sheffield 2019, English Institute of Sport, Sheffield. Picture credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
The Duke of Sussex leaves the English Institute of Sport Sheffield, Sheffield, where met competitors during the Invictus UK Trials.
The Duke of Sussex arriving at the Invictus UK Trials Sheffield 2019, English Institute of Sport, Sheffield. Picture credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
The Duke of Sussex watches powerlifters compete during a visit to the English Institute of Sport Sheffield, Sheffield, where he will watch Powerlifting competitors during the Invictus UK Trials.
The Duke of Sussex leaves the English Institute of Sport Sheffield, Sheffield, where met competitors during the Invictus UK Trials.
The Duke of Sussex leaves the English Institute of Sport Sheffield, Sheffield, where met competitors during the Invictus UK Trials.
The Duke of Sussex meets Invictus Team UK players and their families during a visit to the English Institute of Sport Sheffield, Sheffield, where he will watch Powerlifting competitors during the Invictus UK Trials.
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex announces a partnership between Booking.com, SkyScanner, CTrip, TripAdvisor and Visa called 'Travalyst' at A'dam Tower on September 03, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The initiative is to help transform the travel industry to better protect tourist destinations. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Duke of Sussex arriving at the A'DAM Tower in Amsterdam at the launch of a new travel industry partnership. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images)
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There are also pictures of him embracing Meghan at their 2018 royal wedding, as well as serving in the army and carrying out official royal duties.

However, it is the first time a black and white image - included in the bottom-right of post - has been published.

The candid photo, taken by photographer Chris Allerton, shows Harry kneeling down in front of Meghan who is holding Archie at their firstborn's christening in July.

It is understood that the Duchess plays a crucial role in the running of the Instagram account, making the choice of images and caption particularly special.

Further evidence of her direct involvement in today's post comes from the American spelling of the word "color" in a photo credit at the end of the post.

In fewer than two hours, it had already received more than 200,000 'likes' and more than 3,000 comments.

However, Meghan hasn't been the only royal to send Harry birthday wishes today.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Instagram account, @kensingtonroyal, posted a picture of the brothers together, along with the caption: "Wishing a very happy birthday to The Duke of Sussex today!"

Additionally, the Prince of Wales and wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall's Instagram account - @clarencehouse - also shared images of father and son, writing: "Wishing a very Happy Birthday to The Duke of Sussex, who turns 35 today!"

-This article first appeared on Yahoo

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