I would assume there was some kind of meeting between the senior aides of Clarence House, Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace about what to do regarding Archie Mounbatten-Windsor’s second birthday, which is today. Would the palaces mark the child’s birthday, or would their unhinged grudge against Harry and Meghan extend to a child? In the end, all three palaces posted old photos to mark Archie’s birthday. Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace seemed to post their messages around the same time, and then one hour later, Clarence House posted something.
The photos chosen were hella interesting. Archie has not been on British soil since November/December 2019. Archie did not travel with his parents when they dropped the Sussexit announcement in January 2020, nor did Archie come to the UK for the You Coulda Had a Bad Bitch farewell tour in March 2020. So no one in the royal family has actually seen Archie in person for some-odd 18 months, probably longer. I would imagine that the Queen has seen Archie via Zoom! But I also doubt that Meghan and Harry are sending photos of Archie to Baldingham, Keen Guevara and Chaz.
So, Kensington Palace chose to post the formal portrait from Archie’s christening. Charles also chose a photo from the christening – one of himself, Harry and Archie and no Meghan. Buckingham Palace chose a pic from the “baby’s first photocall” just after Meghan gave birth. Sidenote: the Keen Cambridge stans are now really mad at Charles because he didn’t do dedicated birthday posts for Prince Louis or Princess Charlotte. To be fair to Chaz… he’s actually seen his Cambridge grandkids somewhat recently and I bet he actually got Charlotte and Louis something for their birthdays. Doubt he sent anything to America for Archie.
Wishing Archie a very happy 2nd birthday today. 🎈🎂
📷 Chris Allerton pic.twitter.com/7XMXIKs1Qv
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) May 6, 2021
Photos courtesy of KP, BH and BP social media, plus additional photos courtesy of Backgrid, WENN and Avalon Red.