Meghan Markle excluded from Archie's photo with Harry posted by Prince Charles on grandson's birthday
'Very sad state of affairs when the supposed future king cuts the mother of his grandchild out of the photo with which he chooses to share,' said one Twitter user
On the occasion of Meghan Markle and Harry's son Archie's birthday, Prince Charles and Camilla shared their warm wishes for their youngest grandchild. However, what has caught many people's attention is the fact that they chose to use a picture that doesn't include Archie's mother Meghan.
The rift caused by the interview that Prince Harry and Meghan had given Oprah has not been repaired yet. Despite Harry taking part in Prince Philip's funeral, reports have claimed that there continues to be tension between Prince Harry, Prince William and Prince Charles, with Prince William standing with his father.
They shared on Twitter, "Happy birthday to Archie, who turns two today. 🎂
📸 Chris Allerton." The picture, taken on the day of Archie's christening, also has Prince Charles looking at his grandson in Harry's arms. One user observed in response to the photo, "Sad! Crying face Very sad state of affairs when the supposed future king cuts the mother of his grandchild out of the photo with which he chooses to share. Yes, they haven’t seen Archie for over 12mnths, but to not include Meghan... it’ll only add fuel to the fire of the tabloids. #Archie."
Happy birthday to Archie, who turns two today. 🎂— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) May 6, 2021
📸 Chris Allerton pic.twitter.com/HwvTBzphJu
One user wrote, "Lovely picture, but where is Meghan on the picture?" In response, many tried to defend Prince Charles' post by claiming that the Duchess of Sussex was not in the picture in the first place. A few followers also wondered why there were no pictures of Archie as a two-year-old. However, one must remember that Prince Harry and Meghan had both fought for privacy and one of the main reasons why they even moved to the US was to get away from the British tabloids.
Sad! 😢 Very sad state of affairs when the supposed future king cuts the mother of his grandchild out of the photo with which he chooses to share. Yes, they haven’t seen Archie for over 12mnths, but to not include Meghan... it’ll only add fuel to the fire of the tabloids. #Archie— Julleen Elson (@Juicy_Julleen) May 6, 2021
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also shared a wish on their official page on Twitter. They shared the picture of the family, which too was taken on the day Archie was christened. They shared along with the picture, "Wishing Archie a very happy 2nd birthday today. BalloonBirthday cake Camera Chris Allerton."
Wishing Archie a very happy 2nd birthday today. 🎈🎂— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) May 6, 2021
📷 Chris Allerton pic.twitter.com/7XMXIKs1Qv
The Royal Family's official Twitter page also shared a wish and wrote, "Wishing Archie Mountbatten-Windsor a very happy 2nd birthday today." The picture that they shared along with this was that of Prince Harry, Meghan and their son, from the first time that they appeared in front of the press after the birth of Archie. The royal family has not seen Archie outside of Zoom calls in over 18 months as his parents took a step back from the royal life and left to live in Canada initially, followed by the US.
Wishing Archie Mountbatten-Windsor a very happy 2nd birthday today. 🎈— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 6, 2021
📸 Dominic Lipinski / PA Images pic.twitter.com/dLssyrVSor
Archie will soon be a big brother to a sister as Meghan is currently pregnant with her second child. Prince Harry and Meghan had announced the gender of their child in the interview with Oprah. They also announced that their child is expected to arrive during "summertime". It was due to her pregnancy that Meghan had to stay back in the US at the time of Prince Philip's funeral.