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Royal family sends birthday messages to Harry as he stars at TIME top 100

19:54, 15 September 2021
Royal family sends birthday messages to Harry as he stars at TIME top 100 Photo: Xinhua/Global Look Press

Elizabeth, Kate with William, and Charles with Camilla made a series of separate posts in which they shared their favorite photos of the birthday boy.


Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, is celebrating today his 37th birthday with his wife Meghan Markle and their two children, 2-year-old Archie and 3-month-old Lili.

The Prince has received a number of warm messages, including posts on Twitter from his Granny, Queen Elizabeth II, as well as from his brother Prince William and father Prince Charles with their wives.

The posts were made within two minutes of each other. Queen’s Twitter account was the first, saying “Wishing The Duke of Sussex a happy birthday today!" and pinning four photos, including one with his wife, with whom the monarch presumably has poor relations.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge William and Kate were the next to wish Harry happy birthday, also attaching a balloon emoji and only one image.

Harry’s father and his wife the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall Charles and Camilla wrote “Wishing The Duke of Sussex a very Happy Birthday today!”, while one of the photos was a picture of young Harry and Charles.

On the same day, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were included in the TIME’s 100 Most influential People of the Year list.

Harry started his birthday week as he reunited with the US First Lady Jill Biden to pay tribute to the wounded soldiers who were supposed to take part in the 2021 Warrior Games, a competition for injured veterans.