Apr 17, 2023

Expert weighs in on why the royal family’s didn’t publicly acknowledge Princess Lilibet’s birthday on Sunday

A royal expert has weighed-in on why Prince William, Princess Kate, King Charles and Queen Camilla snubbed Princess Lilibet's birthday on Sunday and failed to public acknowledge the young royal's special day.

A royal commentator has weighed in on why key members of the royal family chose not to publicly acknowledge Princess Lilibet's birthday.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's youngest child turned two on Sunday, however the occasion was met with radio silence from the royal family's official Twitter accounts for the royal family, King Charles and Queen Camilla, and the Prince and Princess of Wales.

HELLO Magazine's royal correspondent explained that public birthday wishes have been reserved for the most prominent royal family members since King Charles ascended to the throne.

"In recent years and certainly since King Charles II reign began in September 2022, we have only seen public messages from the royal family's social media accounts for working members of the royal family, such as the Prince and Princess of Wales and their children, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh and the Princess Royal.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped back as senior royals in 2020, and no longer carry out royal duties."

"Similarly, the palace doesn't typically share messages on the likes of Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall's birthdays nor their children's special days," she added.

Archie's recent fourth birthday, which fell on the same weekend as the King's coronation, was also snubbed by the royals family on social media, although Charles did allegedly toast the Prince during a private speech.

However last year the official Twitter accounts for the royal family, King Charles and Queen Camilla, and the Prince and Princess of Wales all wished Lilibet a happy first birthday

Neither Archie or Lilibet attended the coronation of their grandfather last month, staying home in California with Meghan while Harry went to the historic ceremony solo.

In the past 12 months, relations between the Sussexes and the royal family have soured even further following the release of the couple's controversial Netflix series and Harry's bombshell memoir Spare.

In the meantime, Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank have welcomed a 7.1lbs baby boy named Ernest George Ronnie Brooksbank into the world.

Eugenie, the late Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter, took to Instagram overnight to announce the arrival of her second child who was born on May 30.

The 33-year-old royal shared two sweet snaps with her followers. The first showed Ernest sleeping and snuggled up under a white blanket wearing a blue and white knitted hat. The second photo captured Eugenie's eldest son August Philip Hawke, two, gently touching his little brother's head.

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