Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Archie Are Helping Kids Get Cozy
They got a little help from New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Little Archie and his parents, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, are making sure that his pals in New Zealand are staying warm. According to People, the Sussexes worked with community crafting company Make Give Live to donate 200 beanies to "Archie's Kiwi friends." The organization worked with the Sussexes for an order of 100 beanies and thanks to its buy-one-give-one model, it means that 200 kids will get a hat.
"They said that they wanted to help our members continue to enjoy making, connecting and supporting each other which has never been as important as now," Make Give Live wrote on Instagram. The company also revealed that Meghan and Harry worked with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to help coordinate the effort, which started before Christmas. Archie wore Make Give Live's Cocobear hat — now called the Archie beanie — in a post on @SussexRoyal to celebrate New Year's Eve 2019.
"Thank you @jacindaardern for letting them know we were trying to get in touch to wish them Merry Christmas and thank them for shining a light on the work we do with this image that captured hearts around the world," Make Give Live continued.
After the hat made its royal debut, Make Give Live thanked Harry and Archie for sharing its message to a global audience.
"We are so happy to see that the gorgeous little Make Give Live hat that Archie got before he was born has kept his head warm this year," Make Give Live wrote in early 2020. "Beautiful NZ Merino in the cutest ever style, even better is that his beanie has ensured that the head of someone in real need in NZ was kept warm too. Go Archie!"
The company also left Archie a sweet message for his birthday in May, writing, "You won't know the influence you have yet but when you do I hope you use it to help others and make the world a better place like your awesome mama and dad. This special photo has made a huge difference for us and our whole community!"