Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Archie ‘spoke to Prince Philip to wish him a happy 99th birthday,’ a royal reporter has claimed – but they failed to post a public tribute.
Taking to Twitter, Carolyn Durand, who contributes to Oprah Magazine, penned: ‘A Source close to the #DukeandDuchessofSussex confirm that #PrinceHarry and Meghan with Archie will speak to The Duke of Edinburgh #PrincePhilip today to wish him a happy 99th birthday.’
But while Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, reportedly made a video call from their home in Los Angeles, they opted not to post a public tribute to mark Prince Philip’s 99th birthday.
Prince William and Kate Middleton took to social media and led the royal tributes to mark the celebration on Wednesday morning – with Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and Princess Eugenie also sharing some of their favourite photos of the Duke of Edinburgh to celebrate.
Prince Harry, 35, Meghan Markle, 38, and Archie ‘will speak to Prince Philip to wish him a happy 99th birthday,’ a royal reporter has claimed. Pictured, meeting Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town
Carolyn Durand, who contributes to Oprah Magazine, penned: ‘A Source close to the #DukeandDuchessofSussex confirm that #PrinceHarry and Meghan with Archie will speak to The Duke of Edinburgh #PrincePhilip today to wish him a happy 99th birthday’ (pictured)
Last night the royal family released a new photograph of the Queen, 94, and the Duke of Edinburgh, who have been married for 73 years, standing side-by-side in the quadrangle at Windsor Castle. The photo was taken at the castle last week
Amongst the throwback photographs included a candid shot of Prince William, 37, sharing a joke with his grandfather at the Rugby World Cup in 2015 and a childhood photo of Prince Charles riding on a motorboat with his father on the Isle of Wight in 1957.
Granddaughter Princess Eugenie shared a sweet birthday message to her ‘grandpa’, alongside photos from her wedding.
Charities, military regiments and members of the public also took to social media to share their well-wishes and posted congratulatory message on Instagram and Twitter.
Last night, Buckingham Palace released a poignant new photograph of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to mark the milestone.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared this photo of Prince William smiling with his grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh in a photo to mark his 99th birthday. The photo was taken at the Rugby World Cup Final at Twickenham in October 2015
Kate Middleton is seen smiling with the Duke of Edinburgh in the second photo released on the Cambridges’ Instagram. The photo was taken during the Patron’s Lunch in June 2016, street party held on the Mall to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s post was accompanied by a short caption sharing their well-wishes to Prince Philip
The couple, who have been married for 73 years, were photographed last week standing side-by-side in the quadrangle at Windsor Castle.
The Queen and Prince Philip have been in isolation at the residence since the start of lockdown, allowing them to spend more time together than they have done in ‘many years’, one expert noted.
Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine, said: ‘This must be the longest they’ve been under the same roof for many years, I would say. But it’s an opportunity for them in their later years to reconnect.’
He added: ‘It is the perfect royal cocooning.’
Prince Charles shared this photograph of him and Prince Philip laughing to mark his father’s 99th birthday today. The photo was taken on a visit to Prince Charles Poundbury estate in Dorset in October 2016
Clarence House also shared this sweet childhood photo of Prince Philip taking Prince Charles on a motorboat ride at the Cowes Regatta, on the Isle of Wight, in 1957
Princess Eugenie shared this photo with the caption: ‘A very Happy 99th Birthday to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Grandpa, we wish you a special day.. and may all grandparents celebrating birthdays in lockdown have a wonderful time’ The photo shows Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank (left) at their wedding with Princess Beatrice, the Queen and Prince Philip
The princess shared this sweet birthday message alongside her slideshow of photos on Instagram