PUBLISHED: 03:29, Sun, Sep 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 03:29, Sun, Sep 20, 2020
The Prince celebrated his 36th birthday on Tuesday at home in California. To mark the occasion a number of senior royals posted pictures of Harry on social media with accompanying tributes.
However royal observers noted none of the photographs released by the Queen, Prince Charles or the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge included his wife Meghan.
Prince Charles posted two photos of his youngest son without Meghan whilst the Queen opted for a picture of herself and Harry together.
The Cambridges’ posted a photo of the couple taking part in a race with Prince Harry in 2017 at London’s Olympia Park.
Amanda Platell, a journalist who specialises in royal affairs, argued this would have “hurt” Prince Harry.
Meghan Markle wasn't included in photos posted to celebrate Prince Harry's birthday (Image: GETTY)
William and Kate posted a photo of them racing with Prince Harry in 2017 (Image: GETTY)
Writing in the Daily Mail she said: “Despite Palace protocol dictating that spouses are not included in pictures celebrating royal birthdays, it must have hurt Prince Harry deeply to see that the images released by his grandmother, father and brother to celebrate his 36th birthday all excluded his wife Megs.
“To compound things, Kate was in the 2017 picture sent by the Cambridges.
“As many of us know from bitter experience, families fall out, yet it leaves us all the sadder for it.
“Surely even blue blood is thicker than water.”
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Meghan and Harry pictured with their son Archie