“Wishing a very happy birthday to Prince Harry today!” the couple simply wrote on Instagram on Tuesday, September 15. However, someone was noticeably missing: the Duke of Sussex’s wife, Meghan Markle.
“The shade of them using this pic rather than one including his wife,” one user wrote, while another added, “Interesting photo selection! No Meghan … ” and a third observed, “Using a pic of Harry running away. The shade!”
In January, the couple — who share son Archie, 16 months, announced they would be “stepping back as senior members” of the firm. “After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” they revealed in a lengthy caption on Instagram, noting that they would “become financially independent.”
The couple fled the U.K. amid relationship challenges with Harry’s brother. “Harry’s accused the royals of treating him and Meghan differently [than] the rest of the family,” a separate source divulged. “Harry thinks it’s unfair that there’s one rule for him and Meghan and another for his cousins. The way he sees it, [Princesses] Eugenie and Beatrice are allowed to have lives outside of the family and are still royals so why can’t he and Meghan?”
“She hated always having to be dressed to the nines as a royal and the old-fashioned rules and regulations — like wearing dresses below the knee,” a third insider dished of the former Suits star’s style. “She spends most of the day in sweats or yoga pants.”
Here’s hoping Prince Harry is enjoying his birthday with his family, despite the drama.
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