Members of the royal family have sent well wishes to Prince Harry on his birthday. The Duke of Sussex, who lives in California with his wife, Meghan Markle, and their two children, Archie and Lilibet, turns 37 today.
In a message posted to Twitter, the Royal Family said: “Wishing The Duke of Sussex a happy birthday today!”Prince William will be keeping it short and simple as his younger brother turns 39 next week, a royal insider has claimed. According to King Charles’ former butler Grant Harrold, Prince Harry could only receive “a text or an email” from his estranged sibling at best, given their severed ties.
Harrold, who worked for the monarch for seven long years, speculated that Prince William could initiate contact with his brother on September 15 “as an olive branch,” although the “damage has already been done.” According to the royal butler, Prince Harry’s birthday is the “perfect time” for the royals to “check in.” “If they chat on WhatsApp, he might get a text, or he might get an email. I hope they do reach out. I’d like to think William would pick up the phone to wish him a happy birthday. It would be the opportunity for his dad to reach out, and offer an olive branch,” he said, according to the New York Post.
“I would hope that Harry would do the same to them on their birthdays. I think the damage has already been done now and I think at this moment in time, I don’t see it dramatically changing,” he added. Harrold also explained that the Duke of Sussex could be celebrating his birthday differently this time as compared to when he was at Buckingham Palace as a working royal. According to him, a public birthday tribute, something that the rest of the royals get, is also highly unlikely. This became evident last month, when the official social media handles of Britain’s royal family went radio silent on the birthday of the red-headed prince’s wife, Meghan Markle.“Well, it was only just Meghan’s birthday and it wasn’t mentioned by the royal family. It’s a bit weird. Even though they’re not working royals anymore, they would always have mentions on social media and suddenly it’s come to a stop. It could be similar for Harry’s birthday too,” he concluded.