Royal family shares William's tribute to Prince Philip but NOT Harry's, Internet says 'he's still family'

'I get not posting on social media anything to do with Harry causes an onslaught of vile comments. But they should have put it on the royal family website like the other,' a user said


                            Royal family shares William's tribute to Prince Philip but NOT Harry's, Internet says 'he's still family'
Many felt Harry's note was more personal than William's tribute (Getty Images)

Prince William's heartfelt tribute on Instagram fetched millions of likes and immense appreciation, but it also directed everyone's attention towards the fact that Prince Harry's emotional note was missing from the platform.

While it isn't surprising given the crisis Meghan Markle's highly storied Oprah Winfrey interview left everyone in, keyboard warriors seem to be convinced that it was a deliberate attempt to leave Harry out of the equation. However, these claims are being made online, and therefore, it's best taken with a pinch of salt.

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"The Royal Family Instagram and Twitter accounts shared Anne and Bulliam statements about Philip but not Harry’s," one pointed out, while another shared: "I get not posting on social media anything to do with Harry causes an onslaught of vile comments. But they should have put it on the royal family website like the others. He is still family, much loved as the Queen has repeatedly said. Their PR leaves a lot to be desired."

"#TheRoyalFamily sharing William’s statement to their Instagram but not #PrinceHarry’s shows how they: a) have played the 2 brothers off against each other since they were children b) are scared of Harry’s success without them c) all of the above," one user tweeted. Another thought that it reflected "poorly" on the Royal Family. "Equally or maybe worse if others wear military uniforms & don’t allow Prince Harry to. He doesn’t have to wear the brocade (they stripped him of it) but basic kit," another wrote.



 



 



 



 

However, there were a few who thought that it was a fair decision to not post Prince Harry's tribute on the photo-blogging site given he is not a working royal anymore.

"My grandfather’s century of life was defined by service – to his country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and our family," William wrote and added: "I feel lucky to have not just had his example to guide me, but his enduring presence well into my own adult life – both through good times and the hardest days."

The post came with an endearing picture of Prince Philip spending quality time with Prince George. While the little one read his book, grandfather held on to the reins of the carriage they were atop. Taken by Duchess Kate Middleton, the photo has been appreciated for its raw and charming emotions. It's easily one of the best captures that have been shared in the last few days by the Palace.

Harry's tribute may not have been posted on royal family's official social media handles but it did grab attention. Many thought his note was more personal than William's and sounded like he had a connection with the Duke of Edinburgh. "He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm — and also because you never knew what he might say next," and added: "But to me, like many of you who have lost a loved one or grandparent over the pain of this past year, he was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right ‘til the end."

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