Lilibet Diana celebrated her second birthday over the weekend, but there were no public congratulations from the British royal family, highlighting the tension within the family for many observers.
Last year, Lilibet’s birthday coincided with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and the Royal Family used social media to send their congratulations.
However, this year they chose to remain silent and not to publicly wish the young princess a happy birthday.
A similar situation occurred during Archie’s fourth birthday, which coincided with the coronation of her grandfather, King Charles III.
The rift between Harry and the Royal Family has been exacerbated by the publication of his memoir, “Spare,” in which he revealed personal details about his life, including a physical altercation with his brother, Prince William, following an argument about Meghan.
Why didn’t the royal family congratulate Princess Lilibet on her birthday?
According to some royal experts, the silence of “The Firm” has an explanation. They point out that non-working members of the institution, including the children of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as well as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle themselves, will not receive official birthday greetings from the royal family.
This decision is intended to strengthen the central structure of the monarchy and avoid diverting attention to people who have no official role.
Although King Charles III has not publicly referred to his youngest granddaughter, sources indicate that the monarch has not forgotten Princess Lilibet and has sent her a gift. The king is said to have presented the young princess with a dollhouse similar to the one owned by Queen Elizabeth II.
How did Princess Lilibet celebrate her second birthday?
Royalty expert Jennie Bond speculated on how Lilibet’s birthday would be celebrated, anticipating a gathering at her Montecito mansion, with celebrity guests and a relaxed atmosphere.
The lack of public congratulations to Princess Lilibet suggests a growing divide for many and, for others, simply reflects the royal family’s rules regarding her social media presence.