The Queen was the first member of the Royal Family to publicly mark the birthday of Prince Harry via her official Twitter account today. The monarch’s social media staff on The Royal Family Twitter wrote: “Wishing The Duke of Sussex a very happy birthday!”
The message was accompanied by a picture showing the Duke laughing with his grandmother the Queen.
The snap was taken during a Queen’s Young Leaders reception at Buckingham Palace in 2017.
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, also marked the Duke of Sussex’ birthday.
Publishing a message on social media a few seconds after the Queen, the royal couple’s office, Clarence House, tweeted: “Wishing a very happy birthday to The Duke of Sussex today!”
The Queen publicly wished a happy birthday to Prince Harry
The Queen’s birthday wishes to Prince Harry
Prince Charles and Camilla’s message also included two pictures of Harry.
In one, the Duke of Sussex smiles during an engagement at Buckingham Palace.
In the second, he is with his elder brother Prince William and father the Prince of Wales at the first edition of the Invictus Games in 2014.
Prince Harry is turning 36 today and is widely believed to be spending his special day with his wife Meghan Markle and son Archie Harrison.
The family-of-three is now based in California and moved in early July in their £11.1million mansion in Montecito, Santa Barbara.
While the three will surely mark this special day for the Duke, they are unlikely to head out.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, indoor dining is still very limited in most counties in California.
The state is also being threatened by wildfires which since August 15 have killed 24 people and destroyed 4,200 properties.
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