Prince Harry celebrated his 39th birthday on Friday, and while messages poured in from friends and fans around the world, many couldn’t help but notice the absence of any acknowledgement from members of his royal family. The official social media accounts of the royal family typically extend birthday wishes to working members of the family, including the Prince and Princess of Wales and Princess Anne. However, it has been confirmed that they no longer publicly acknowledge the birthdays of those who are not senior working members of the royal family.
This lack of public acknowledgement from his father, King Charles, and his brother, Prince William, may have surprised some, but it hasn’t dampened Prince Harry’s spirits on his special day. Despite being miles away from his two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, the Duke and his wife Meghan Markle attended day seven of the Invictus Games in Dusseldorf, Germany. As they made an early appearance to watch a volleyball match between Poland and Germany, they were greeted with gifts and cards, making the day even more memorable for the Prince.
Once the couple took their seats in the stands, alongside other spectators, an unexpected surprise awaited Prince Harry. The crowd erupted into a rousing rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’, bringing a smile to Meghan’s face that she couldn’t contain. Despite the absence of public well-wishes from his family, the Prince experienced a heartwarming moment of celebration among the crowd.
The birthday celebrations for Prince Harry were far from over after the delightful surprise at the Invictus Games. Throughout the day, he is expected to indulge in further festivities, including a private birthday lunch with Meghan. Undoubtedly, he will also make time to FaceTime his children, who remained in Montecito while their parents attended the games.
In the lead-up to their trip to Germany, Meghan shared that she had stayed behind a few extra days to help settle their children before her departure. This thoughtful departure ensured that the kids were comfortable and well-adjusted, even in their parents’ absence.
At a special dinner for family and friends during their time in Germany, Meghan expressed her gratitude for being a part of the celebration. She apologized for her slight delay in joining the gathering, emphasizing how much it meant to her to be present and share in the joy of the occasion.
As Prince Harry celebrates his 39th birthday surrounded by the love and well-wishes of his friends and fans, he has proven that a lack of public acknowledgement from his royal family does not diminish the significance of the day. His participation in the Invictus Games and the warm reception from the crowd demonstrate the power of genuine support and celebration from those who appreciate him for who he is, both as a prince and as an individual.