The Sussex Royals shared a photo of three generations of royals, featuring baby Archie, his father, Prince Harry, and Grandfather, Prince Charles, to mark the royal birthday celebration of the Prince of Wales.
Fans of the Sussex Royals took to Instagram to praise the royalties for a beautiful family photo of Prince Charles, Prince Harry, and the little Prince Archie shared on their official Instagram page.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a Creative Industries and Business Reception | Photo: Getty Images
The post featured the Duke of Sussex, dressed in a white suit and carrying baby Archie while the royal grandfather looked on.
Captioned on the post was an adorable birthday wish from one prince to the other. It read:
“Happy birthday to His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales. Sir, Pa, Grandpa!”
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the WellChild awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel on October 15, 2019 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images
Following the captivating post, fans took to the comment section to dish out heartfelt praises to the three generations of royalties, while sending birthday wishes to the 71-year-old. One fan commented,
“Happy Birthday. A beautiful photo. 3 generations.”
“Happiest of birthdays to HRH Prince Charles. What an absolutely wonderful photo of grandfather, father and son.”
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa | Photo: Getty Images
While most fans were wowed by the cuteness of the post, to some, it was an emotional memory of the late Princess Diana of Wales. One fan wrote:
‘Princess Diana is the one I miss most seeing this picture!”
The birthday tribute came amid ongoing preparations for the royal baby’s first Christmas. Contrary to the royal family’s customary practice of spending Christmas at Sandringham with the royal grandparents, the Sussex royals recently revealed a slight altercation, as they plan to spend the holidays with the Duchess’s African-American mother, Doria Ragland.
This deviation from a long upheld tradition has roused fears of a possible division among the royals. Phil Dampier, an author and affiliate of the royals, expressed his concerns to DailyMail saying:
“It’s very hard to see this as anything other than a snub to the Queen and the rest of the royal family. It shows there is a deep rift.”
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Duchess of Sussex gave birth at 05:26 on Monday 06 May, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images
However, a spokesperson for the royal family made a counterclaim, stating that the Queen supports the decision. It goes in line with precedents set by other members of the royal family, which permits Royalties to take turns deciding to spend the Christmas holiday away from Sandringham.
In 2016, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took their turn to forfeit Christmas in Sandringham with the Queen and other Royals and decided to spend the holidays with Kate Middleton’s family instead.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle depart from Catalyst Inc, Northern Irelands next generation science park on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland | Photo: Getty Images
As the royalties look forward to their lone time away from royal formalities, fans can’t help but anticipate the next six weeks of vacation cuteness.