The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid tribute to Prince Harry on his 36th birthday, a month after claims about the brothers' strained relationship were published in the biography of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Prince William and Kate Middleton appeared eager to rest on reports of a family rift and shared an Instagram post this morning devoted to Harry. The couple opted for a carefree moment where Harry beat them both in a race together in London in 2017, accompanied by the caption: "I wish Prince Harry a happy birthday today!"
The 94-year-old Queen shared her own good wishes on social media for her grandson, posting a simple message alongside a photo of him beaming her at a reception at Buckingham Palace in 2017. Proud father Prince Charles, 71, opted for a photo of He laughing with his son at the 2014 Invictus Games and a second portrait of Harry.
Although his plans have not been made public, it is believed that Prince Harry will spend the day privately with wife Meghan Markle and her 16-month son Archie in Santa Barbara, where they recently purchased a $ 14 million mansion.
The demonstration of family unity comes after the strain on relationships is exposed in the biography of Finding Freedom, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Prince William and Kate Middleton seemed eager to rest on reports of a family rift and picked a light-hearted snap of Harry beating them both in a race for their Instagram post. The picture, taken in London in 2017, was accompanied by this simple caption
The Queen, 94, shared a photo of her and Harry who shared a joke at a mutual engagement in 2017 [see above]. The snapshot shows Prince Harry beaming at his grandmother at Buckingham Palace
Prince Harry certainly has a lot to celebrate this year. It was recently announced that he and Meghan, 39, had signed a $ 150 million deal with US media giant Netflix.
Days later it was revealed that the Sussexes had repaid the £ 2.4 million spent on renovating Frogmore Cottage, their former home on the Queen's Windsor estate.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently stepped up their public and virtual appearances as Covid-19 restrictions ease. Prince Harry last week broadcast a video of support to soldiers taking part in a charity strike. Over the weekend, Meghan took part in a video call with customers of her UK-sponsored Smart Works.
However, the royal family is believed to be concerned about what this next chapter in the post-royal lives of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could bring.
Prince Harry and Meghan reportedly failed to tell the 94-year-old queen about their Netflix deal before they announced it to the world. Helpers told her about the couple's new company, where a production company still to be named wants to make documentaries, feature films and children's programs.
Royal expert Victoria Murphy said the deal made the monarchy "look over its shoulder". Writing in town and country, She said: "Family members will hope Harry and Meghan will hold on to the promise they made to" uphold Her Majesty's values "in" everything they do ".
"Because even though they have no way of controlling the Sussexes, this couple's actions will inevitably still reflect the institution."
71-year-old Prince Charles chose to snap a photo of him laughing with his son at the Invictus Games in 2014 to celebrate his birthday. Followers said how nice it was to see "smiling Harry".
Prince Charles also shared this snap of his son beaming at a royal engagement
The contribution from Clarence House, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall was accompanied by this simple caption for Prince Harry's 36th birthday
Questions about the Netflix deal, which is also reportedly under scrutiny by royal officials, come just a month after the Duke and Duchess Biography of Sussex detailed how the once inseparable Princes William and Harry grew apart.
According to writers Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie, the rift between the two brothers started in 2016 when Harry and Meghan first started dating – and was sparked by a conversation in which William asked his younger brother to slow down the romance and something To take more time to get to know Meghan & # 39 ;.
The bombshell biography also shows that the siblings “hardly spoke” in the months after this tense conversation. Sources close to the Royals claim that this bitter divide between the brothers only widened after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tied the knot in 2018.
Although his plans have not been made public, it is believed that Prince Harry will spend the day privately with wife Meghan Markle and her 16-month son Archie in Santa Barbara, where they recently purchased a $ 14 million mansion. In the picture the Sussexes in South Africa last year
Their already strained relationship then took another blow earlier this year, the book details, when Harry and Meghan announced they would be giving up their roles as high-ranking members of the royal family and splitting their time between the US and the UK.
When Scobie spoke last month, he claimed Princes William and Harry cut communications for two months after the Megxit, saying their relationship would "take time to heal".
However, Prince Harry and Prince William are said to be in the process of mending the relationship as the Covid-19 pandemic brings the brothers closer together.
In a separate interview, Durand said that they are slowly "coming back to each other".
"As in any family, there has been some ups and downs, but the brothers are returning to each other," said Durand. "And that will take some time."