No happy birthday! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle snub Charles on his first birthday as King

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were missing from the long list of birthday wishers as the King turned 74

No happy birthday! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle snub Charles on his first birthday as King
It is unknown whether Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spoke to King Charles in private (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images, Ben A. Pruchnie - WPA Pool Getty Images)
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chose not to publicly acknowledge King Charles on his 74th birthday on Sunday, November 14. 

The Prince and Princess of Wales were the only royal couple who honored the occasion publicly. The senior royals took to Twitter and shared a picture of Charles, who celebrated his first birthday as the King of England, saying, "Wishing a very happy birthday to His Majesty The King!" The official account of the Royal Collection Trust also shared an image of young Charles with Princess Anne and wrote, "Happy birthday to King Charles III! This photograph from 1951 shows the then Prince Charles kissing the hand of his sister, Princess Anne."

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The Royal Family's official Twitter account posted an image of the King against a tree at Windsor Great Park and captioned it, "The King has officially become Park Ranger of Windsor Great Park, 70 years after his father, The Duke of Edinburgh, was appointed to the post. The Ranger offers guidance to the Deputy Ranger and his team in the day-to-day stewardship of one of the country’s oldest estates." The account also shared a video of the Band of the Household Cavalry performing ‘Happy Birthday’ during the Changing of the Guard ceremony as a tribute. "Happy Birthday is played at today’s Changing the Guard ceremony to mark His Majesty The King’s birthday," the post read.

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Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were missing from the long list of birthday wishers. The royal couple, who quit Facebook and Twitter in January last year, chose not to post on their 'Sussex Royal' Instagram account with 9.5 million followers. It is unknown whether the royal couple spoke to the King in private. Prince Harry and Meghan relocated to the US after resigning from their royal duties in 2020, which resulted in a strained relationship with the royal family. While the pair was present as Queen Elizabeth was laid to rest in September, they quickly returned to their children Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, who were left under the care of babysitters in Montecito, as per Honey.

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According to the outlet, in the latest episode of her podcast 'Archetypes', Meghan spoke about the constant hate she has received since tying the knot with Prince Harry in 2018. Actress and activist Jameela Jamil joined in one of the episodes and supported the 'Suits' star. "And I fought back on your behalf for years before I'd ever met you because I was so outraged. I was so outraged with the twisting of this very normal, very kind, very civilized woman. That demonization just shows how afraid they are of you,” Jamil said in Meghan’s defense. 

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