• Prince Charles, Prince William and Queen Elizabeth posted birthday tributes for Prince Harry's son Archie's 3rd birthday
  • The three senior royals shared throwback photos of Archie on their social media pages Friday
  • The royal family hasn't seen Archie in person in over two years after the Sussexes quit royal duties and moved to California

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's eldest child, son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, received tributes from the royal family when the little boy turned 3 years old Friday,

The royal family hasn't seen the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son in person since the couple stepped back from their roles as senior working royals and moved to California with Archie in 2020. However, Prince Harry's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, father Prince Charles and older brother Prince William made sure to honor the toddler's 3rd birthday via social media.

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton shared on Twitter a throwback photo from Archie's christening in July 2019. "Wishing Archie a very happy 3rd birthday today," they wrote, along with balloon and cake emojis.

Prince Charles marked the event by sharing on his Instagram Stories a black-and-white photo that shows him looking over at his grandson as a baby in the arms of Prince Harry. The snap was also taken during Archie's baptism.

"Happy birthday, Archie!" Prince Charles wrote in the caption, along with a balloon emoji.

Queen Elizabeth II also paid tribute to Prince Harry and Markle's firstborn. The official royal family Instagram account shared a throwback photo showing the monarch and her husband Prince Philip greeting Archie when he was just a baby. Markle, who is holding her son, the duchess' mother Doria Ragland and Prince Harry were also present in the snap.

"Wishing Archie Mountbatten-Windsor a very happy 3rd Birthday!" the caption read.

Prince Harry and Markle welcomed their second child together, now 11-month-old daughter Lilibet Diana, in June 2021, more than a year after they quit royal duties.

A spokesperson for Prince Harry and Markle confirmed in a statement to Us Weekly this week that the couple plans to bring both Archie and Lilibet with them to the U.K. for Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations next month.

Meanwhile, days before Archie turned 3, his cousin, Princess Charlotte, also celebrated her birthday. Prince William and Middleton's only daughter, who is fourth in line to the British throne, turned 7 years old on May 2.

Princess Charlotte had two birthday parties this year, an unnamed source told Us Weekly.

The princess first celebrated her special day with her family at their country house Anmer Hall in Norfolk, England. Middleton prepared the food for the gathering. They enjoyed pizzas, burgers, sausage rolls, hot dogs, fruit wands, sandwiches, multi-colored cupcakes and ice cream, according to the insider.

The future king and queen reportedly gave their daughter the gift she's "wanted more than anything" — a pony.

"[Charlotte] has been taking horse riding lessons for over a year and is obsessed," the source said. "William and Kate know that her passion for riding isn’t a [phase] and finally agreed to buy her one."

Princess Charlotte had another birthday bash in Kensington Palace with her school friends. It was her first birthday celebration with all of her pals, according to the insider.

Princes William, Harry, Charles, Meghan Markle
Prince William and Prince Harry's personalities are different because the latter is emotional like Meghan Markle. Pictured: Princes William, Harry, Charles Markle as they all attend the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 11, 2019. Getty Images/Richard Pohle/AFP