Meghan Markle and Prince Harry wish 'granny' Queen Elizabeth 'most wonderful' birthday with rare throwback photos
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are putting their separate Instagram account to great use already, this time by wishing Queen Elizabeth with a very heartwarming and personalized message. Addressing her as "Your Majesty, ma’am, and granny," Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wished the Queen, who turns 93 on April 21, "the most wonderful day" on her birthday.
The photos shared on the sussexroyal's Instagram page includes a black and white portrait of the queen, a photo of young Harry and older brother William with her, a couple of photos which see Harry and Elizabeth enjoying some inside jokes, another photo of Elizabeth and Meghan, and one more with all three of them. The photo series ends with a solo picture of the queen smiling and waving to her wellwishers.
Interestingly, the birthday of the monarch, who according to the law is also the Head of the Church of England, falls on the same day as Easter Sunday this year. Easter is the most important day in the Christian calendar, and it is double the celebration for fans of the royal family.
Even as Harry and Meghan took a more personal route to wish the queen, the Instagram page for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - Prince Harry and Kate Middleton - kept it simple and formal with the straightforward "Wishing a very happy 93rd birthday to Her Majesty The Queen!" kensingtonroyal shared a photo along with the wish, in which the queen is seen with Prince William, Kate, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte. While Harry is partially visible, Meghan is missing from the image, which was obviously taken before she joined the royal family.
Regardless, people have been quick to notice her absence, commenting on the photo with: "Happy Birthday Your Majesty👑 ps: there is a part of Harry but no MM?😂" and "A little shady they posted a picture without Meghan & Harry but ok." Although the photo is slightly old, there is no dearth of photos of the entire family, complete with Meghan, Harry, William, Kate, George, Charlotte, Louis, and Queen Elizabeth. Hence, it is a little suspicious as to why kensingtonroyal chose to post this photo to celebrate the queen.
It also seems like people are responding well to the new Instagram page created for Meghan and Harry, with fans posting messages like, "I honestly prefer this page. And this couple. Love the caption, it's so real and relatable. 💖" and "The first time we really saw the queen laughed so hard was the little moments she spent with Meghan.... how sweet😊! The fourth pic made me laugh though. Harry misbehaving in the line of duty seeing Grandma, naughty😃! Happy birth Queen!"
It does seem like Harry and Meghan made the right move by asking for a separate staff and communications team. Their fans definitely seem to appreciate the move and what it has resulted in.