Why the royal family snubbed Prince Harry on his 39th birthday

Prince Harry celebrates his 39th birthday on Friday. And while he’s having a great time with his wife Meghan Markle in Germany, it doesn’t look like he’s getting any public congratulations from his family in the UK.

While the Windsor clan usually posts tributes to a family member’s birthday, The Firm most likely won’t post a message on social media this year.

The protocol was changed in September following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. With King Charles now the new monarch, posts were limited to highlighting only working members of the royal family.

The Duke of Sussex stepped down as a senior family member in 2020 along with Markle (42). They then moved from the United Kingdom to Montecito, California.

The “Suits” alum was not even celebrated by the family when she turned 42 on August 4th.

Nevertheless, Markle and Harry celebrated his birthday together at the Invictus Games in Düsseldorf. During an event on Friday, the audience sang “Happy Birthday” to the Duke.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the cycling medal ceremony at the Invictus Games on September 15.

The couple was watching a volleyball match between Poland and Germany when the surprise moment happened.

“Is there anyone here celebrating their own special occasion today?” a presenter asked the crowd as Harry appeared embarrassed in his seat.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took a step back as senior members of the royal family in 2020.
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“Is it someone’s birthday? Oh, I think it’s someone’s birthday. A certain Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, turns 39 today. Happy Birthday! Let’s sing along,” the announcer added.

A day before, the couple took a break from watching the games and Visit a German beer bar.

Since King Charles ascended to the British throne last year, birthday tributes have been reserved exclusively for working members.
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They came over Schumacher Together with their helpers, they went to the restaurant, where they drank beer and ate authentic dishes such as Wiener Schnitzel, pork knuckle, sausages, roasts and mashed potatoes.

They even took a few photos with a few fans and employees of the venue.

Body language expert Judi James claimed to the Mirror that Harry appeared “shy” as he celebrated his birthday.

She revealed that his smile was “more reserved” compared to the tournaments as he “didn’t show off any teeth” at his party. This suggests that Harry was a “no fuss, please birthday boy.”

Caroline Bleakley

Caroline Bleakley is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Caroline Bleakley joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Caroline Bleakley by emailing carolinebleakley@ustimetoday.com.

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