The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Queen and Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall posted a total of four photographs of the Duke of Sussex to mark the occasion but his wife Meghan Markle, 39, did not appear in any.
The omission riled royal fans who took to the comments section to say it was “shady” of family members to 'literally cut Meghan out of the picture'.
However several others noted royal family birthday posts typically only feature an individual family member. For example, the post shared by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to mark Princess Anne's birthday did not feature her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence.
It comes after the strain in relations between Prince William, 38, and Harry, who were once inseparable, were laid bare in the Duke and Duchess of Sussexes' biography Finding Freedom. Co-author Omid Scobie later claimed the brothers went two months without speaking following the Sussexes' bombshell Megxit announcement.
According authors Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie, the rift between the two brothers began in 2016, when Harry and Meghan first started dating — and was sparked by a conversation during which William urged his younger brother to slow the romance down and to “take some more time getting to know Meghan”.
The bombshell biography also reveals that the siblings “hardly spoke” in the months after that tense chat, with sources close to the royals alleging that this bitter rift between the brothers only grew wider after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tied the knot in 2018.
However Prince Harry and Prince William are said to be in the process of repairing the relationship, with the Covid-19 pandemic bringing the brothers closer together.
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