Lilibet is two! Why the royals reportedly didn’t say happy birthday
On Sunday, Princess Lilibet celebrated her second birthday. Here's why the rest of the royal family stayed quiet.
While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex celebrated Princess Lilibet’s second birthday, the rest of the royal family seemingly stayed mum. A royal commentator tells MailOnline why the royals did not wish her a happy birthday.
ROYAL COMMENTATOR WEIGHS IN ON ROYALS SNUBBING PRINCESS LILIBET’S SECOND BIRTHDAY
On Sunday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrated Princess Lilibet’s second birthday. But while the Sussex family rejoiced, the rest of the royal family seemingly didn’t publicly mention the youngest princess’s special day.
In an interview with MailOnline, royal commentator Phoebe Tatham commented on the somewhat strange snub from the royal family.
“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,” Tatham explained.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped back as working members of the royal family in 2020. And they aren’t the only members of the royal family who do not get birthday messages. According to Tatham, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie nor their children will typically get mentioned on their special days.
“They [King Charles III and Queen Camilla], of course, wish Lilibet a very happy birthday, but nothing will be put out on any channels,” a source told OK!
When the princess celebrated her first birthday, the late Queen Elizabeth shared a sweet birthday message on the royal social media account.
ROYAL FANS FLOOD SOCIAL MEDIA WITH MESSAGES OF LOVE FOR THE PRINCESS
But not everyone let the youngest members of the Sussex family’s birthday go by unnoticed.