Royal fans furious with Harry and Meghan's birthday message to Prince William

Sarah Carty
·Features & Style Editor

Just weeks after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s informal birthday message to Prince Philip on Instagram was slammed as disrespectful, royal fans are up in arms about a comment they made for Prince William’s birthday.

Prince William’s official Instagram account, @kensingtonroyal, posted a smiling image of the Duke of Cambridge for his 37th birthday, alongside the caption: ‘Thank you everyone for your lovely wishes on The Duke of Cambridge's birthday!’

And while they didn’t post a birthday message to the duke on their own @sussexroyal Instagram account, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s comment on the Kensington Palace page had people furious.

They simply wrote: ‘Happy Birthday to The Duke of Cambridge!’ which may seem totally acceptable to some, but angered a lot of royal fans.

“This post is so cold. It is your only brother! It is so sad that you have changed,” one person said.

“This isn’t Hollywood.. have more respect. He is brother-brother-in-law and uncle.. oh and may I remind you YOUR FUTURE KING along with his beautiful wife,” another person said.

One person said: ‘I’m feeling cold from here ‘, while another simply said: ‘chilly’.

Others stood up for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, saying people are never happy with what they write online.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's birthday message to Prince William has been slammed. Photo: Getty Images
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's birthday message to Prince William has been slammed. Photo: Getty Images

“Well the last time they said Happy Birthday to a family member, it apparently wasn’t "formal enough". But now it's too formal? You all are spinning in circles.”

It comes after the Sussexes were slammed for the way they wished Happy Birthday to Prince Harry’s grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, at the beginning of June, with people saying it was ‘too informal’.

“Wishing His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, Sir, Grandpa a very Happy 98th Birthday!,” they wrote.

And just a week later, Prince William copped serious flak online over his own Father’s Day post.

Most people were furious that Prince William’s two older children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were absent from the photo, which only featured Prince Louis,

“Why only Louis? Why not George and Charlotte? They are the eldest children! They should have posted the Christmas Photo where there is all the Cambridge kids,” one person commented.

“Seriously William does not have a pic of him and all three of his children?” another royal fan said.

Others seemed confused that Kate’s father, Michael Middleton, wasn’t mentioned anywhere in the post and that nothing was uploaded to the account as a tribute to the Duchess of Cambridge for Mother’s Day.

Meanwhile, fans of the Sussexes were delighted over on their Instagram page, when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle posted a new image of Archie for Father’s Day.

The stunning image showed the one-month-old trying to grasp Harry’s fingers with his tiny hands while being cradled by his dad.

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