Happy Birthday, Prince Harry! Queen leads tribute with photos highlighting her grandson’s charitable work as Prince Charles posts throwback photos and Kate and William share greetings on Duke’s 37th birthday
- The Queen has led the birthday wishes for Prince Harry on his 37th birthday
- Prince Charles shared throwback photos with his youngest son
- Prince William and Kate Middleton kept their message simple
- Duke has resigned from his royal duties and is living in an £11 million mansion in California
The Queen has sent birthday wishes to Prince Harry on his 37th birthday and shared a selection of photos highlighting her grandson’s charitable efforts while he was a working royal.
The Duke of Sussex, who has resigned from his royal duties and currently lives in an £11 million mansion in California, also received birthday greetings from the Prince of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Poignantly, Prince Charles shared throwback photos with his youngest son, amid a split Harry made public during his bombshell interview with Oprah.
Meanwhile, Prince William and Kate Middleton kept their message simple, posting a solo portrait of the Duke with the caption, “Happy Birthday Prince Harry,” and a red balloon emoji.
Prince William and Kate Middleton kept their message simple, posting a solo portrait of the Duke with the caption: ‘Happy Birthday Prince Harry’ and a red balloon emoji
It comes after a royal pundit warned Prince Harry to be careful if he releases a statement on his birthday, as it could have unintended consequences for Meghan’s possible future career in politics.
Talking to OK! Richard Fitzwilliams magazine predicted that Harry – who lives in an £11 million California mansion with his wife Meghan and children Archie, 2 and baby Lilibet – will today use his 37th birthday to spotlight a charitable initiative.
And he said it’s reasonable to assume he could choose to focus on the refugee crisis in Afghanistan, adding that he “will have to be careful not to say anything critical of President Biden.”
The pair has been criticized for wading into the Afghanistan crisis with a wakeful “word salad” statement, saying they were “speechless” and feeling “the many layers of pain.”
Richard Fitzwilliams believes Harry could launch a charity initiative on his upcoming 37th birthday – and has warned the royal family to ‘watch what he says’ on his birthday
The lengthy statement, released via the couple’s slick Archewell Foundation website, called on followers to support organizations including the World Central Kitchen, but didn’t say how much they would personally donate or details of how they would help.
Meghan recently celebrated her 40th birthday with her own venture – the 40×40 project – in which she asked prominent people to spend 40 minutes of their time supporting women returning to work.
The birthday wishes come after Finding Freedom author Omid Scobie – who wrote the biography with Carolyn Durand and released an updated version last month – said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are “making very little progress” in reconciling with the royal family.
He said Prince Harry and Meghan were “desperate to get their story out there” when they gave their explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this year.
Omid appeared on Good Morning America today, claiming that the couple and the royal family both want everyone involved to take “responsibility and ownership” for their role in the rift.
He explained: “When we speak to sources close to the couple and also sources close to the royal family, there is a sense that very little progress is being made.”
Meanwhile, Scobie also suggested accusations of Meghan’s bullying by a senior palace staffer before the interview with Oprah Winfrey was “revenge” of The Firm for the Duke and Duchess’ actions.
The Sussexes were accused of leaving “a lot of broken people” with “young women broken by their behavior” and a source who describes one member of their staff as “completely destroyed” by the ordeal.
Scobie said, “It’s impossible for me to come to any other conclusion that this is some sort of revenge from the institution we saw springing into action just before the Oprah interview came out.”