Meager congratulations to Archie: Why is the palace congratulating with impersonal messages?

Birthdays are actually a good reason for families to get together again. But obviously not with the royals when it comes to certain members! While Archie, the son of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, celebrates his third birthday on May 6, there is only a brief congratulations from the palace.

The royals congratulate Archie’s birthday so poorly

While Princess Charlotte, who celebrated her seventh birthday on May 2, has had a new photo posted to the royal family’s official Instagram account, the congratulations to Archie are no more than a dutiful side note. Hidden in the Instagram story, the palace congratulates. “We wish Archie Mountbatten-Windsor a very happy third birthday,” read the message. An old photo of the mini-royal with Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan and Doria Ragland was published.

Prince William and Duchess Kate also hold back with exuberant greetings to their nephews. On their Twitter account, they also show an older photo that was taken at Archie’s christening and congratulate them with the same message.

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Since leaving the royal family, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have not been to the UK with their children. The relationship, especially with Prince William and Prince Charles, is considered tense. However, it is unlikely that the royals only congratulated them with short statements.

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Harry and Meghan have deliberately withdrawn from the palace and want to raise their children away from royal pressure. It can be assumed that the relatives respected these wishes and therefore made no fuss about Archie’s birthday.

No new birthday photo: What does Archie look like today?

Most recently, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan publicly showed their son in 2021. A Christmas card from the family, which also featured daughter Lilibet for the first time, showed the close resemblance to Harry. The three-year-old has inherited his father’s typical red hair.

Since then, however, there have been no more snapshots of the children. Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan want to protect their offspring from the public. Therefore, it cannot be assumed that they will publish a current photo of Archie for his birthday.

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