The Sussexes’ comment wishing their nephew a happy birthday has caused uproar as internet users consider the message and manner disrespectful.
The past few days have been regarded as joyous for members of the royal family as Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first child, Prince George marked his 6th birthday.
"Happy Birthday! Wishing you a very special day and lots of love!"
George, who is the third in line to the British throne, had a lot of tributes pour in from family, and fans alike.
The Cambridges through their official Instagram page, @Kensingtonroyal, celebrated the future monarch and were welcomed with kind words from well-wishers.
Among the kind wishes was a comment from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’ Instagram page wishing the young one a happy birthday. It read: "Happy Birthday! Wishing you a very special day and lots of love!" alongside a balloon and cake emoji
While the comment may have come as entirely innocent, Meghan’s haters aren’t ignoring an opportunity to show their displeasure against her.
The original post by the Kensington palace featured new photos showing the Prince. It was followed by a caption which stated:
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share new photographs of Prince George to mark His Royal Highness’s sixth birthday.”
The latter part of the caption revealed that the images were taken by Kate Middleton, and subsequently thanked admirers for their good wishes.
Surprisingly, several internet users were angered by the fact that the Sussexes didn't think it right to pay tribute to George's title.
Apparently, they felt the comment came from the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle herself, and was disrespectful to the little prince by ignoring his royal title while addressing him.
A commenter wrote:
‘He is the future KING. Treat him with respect; he is HRH!!!”
“When she wants to use her title than she has to do the same with others. He is not just your nephew; he is her next king! She is really dying that her Archie will never have a title.”
Although there were some pro comments for Meghan concerning the possibly completely innocent posts, most of them were against her.
Last month, the Duke of Cambridge celebrated his 37th birthday on June 31, and as usual, Meghan and Prince Harry wished him well with a comment from their Instagram page.
The Sussexes took to the comment section and simply wrote: "Happy Birthday to The Duke of Cambridge!"
Although they were not accused of being disrespectful by internet users, commenters complained that the message was too formal.
An Instagram user wrote: “it’s your own brother, why the need to be so formal”
While the Instagram pages are highly representative of the royal family, they may not be the one handling them.