Prince Charles Just Gave Archie a Birthday Tribute He Didn’t Give Charlotte or Louis

Prince Charles just made some minor (and we do mean minor) waves after wishing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, a happy birthday on social media.

It all started when the Prince of Wales, 72, shared a special tribute on Instagram for his grandson. The in-feed post features a black-and-white photo that was taken at Archie’s christening back in 2019, along with the caption: “Happy birthday to Archie, who turns two today. [cake emoji] [camera emoji] Chris Allerton.”

So, why does it matter? First of all, the relationship between Prince Harry and Prince Charles has been rocky as of late. And secondly, Prince Charles didn’t post any special in-feed tributes for his other grandchildren, including Princess Charlotte (who turned 6 on May 2) and Prince Louis (who turned 3 on April 23).

We aren’t the only ones who noticed the inconsistency. Followers filled the comments section with questions about the supposed favoritism. One person wrote, “What about Charlotte & Louis’ birthdays?” Another added, “OK he’s your grandson but charlotte and louis are your grandchildren too. You should’ve posted for them too!!” Someone else chimed in: “Wow, disappointing that there wasn’t a dedicated post for Louis and Charlotte recently…” Our take? Calm down, people!

Prince Charles wasn’t the only member of the royal family to wish Archie a happy birthday. While Queen Elizabeth posted a throwback photograph on her official IG account, Prince William and Kate Middleton also shared a special tribute on their joint Instagram page (which recently changed from @kensingtonroyal to @dukeandduchessofcambridge). The caption read, “Wishing Archie a very happy 2nd birthday today.”

Too late for a belated birthday post to Louis and Charlotte? Just an idea…

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...