Prince Harry was showered with tributes from the family on social media Wednesday as he blew out 37 candles on his birthday cake
The Duke of Sussex celebrated 37 years on Wednesday with his wife Meghan Markle and their two children, 2-year-old Archie and 3-month-old Lili.
First thing in the morning, Harry's royal family made sure to wish him an emoji-filled happy birthday and share some of their favorite photos of the prince to mark his special day.
Grandma, 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth, led the charge "Wishing the Duke of Sussex a happy birthday today!" accompanied by the red balloon emoji that has become one of the favorites of the royal house.
Prince William and Kate Middleton, both 39, joined in their good wishes, displaying the birthday cake emoji in their message to Prince Harry.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex received another gift on Wednesday, as they were named among TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People of the Year and featured among the cover stars, including Simone Biles, Kate Winslet and Billie Eilish.
"In a world where everyone has an opinion about people they don't know, the Duke and Duchess feel compassion for people they don't know," wrote their good friend, chef José Andrés in the essay about their work as philanthropists and defenders.
"They don't just have opinions. They run into the fight", he added.
arry kicked off his birthday week by joining America's First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, for a virtual event honoring injured service members who would have participated in this year's Warrior Games, which had to be canceled due to to COVID-related concerns.
It was a significant start to the week for the prince, who told virtual assistants that his Paralympic-style Invictus Games "would never have been created if it hadn't been inspired by each and every one of you, your teammates and your families, and all. what you have given to the service of this country".
He continued: "These games are very important, be it the Warrior Games or the Invictus Games. It is the ultimate reminder of service both at home and abroad. It is about the physical and mental fitness of those who have sacrificed so much."