The future King of England – little Prince George – recently celebrated his sixth birthday, with thousands of messages from fans of the Royal Family. When his aunt and uncle, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, sent him a birthday message royal fans grew really upset.
Even though Prince George is unlikely to personally read them, or Kate and William for that matter, there were still a ton of messages wishing the prince a happy birthday. People just couldn’t get enough of the cheeky smile on George’s face in the pictures, and it went a long way to pleasing the public.
These images had never been seen before by members of the public, and it was a real treat for dedicated Royal Family lovers. It was an opportunity to get a rare glimpse at Prince George as he grows into the future King of England. People were quick to say how happy he looked in the photographs and how handsome he is becoming.
Growing into a king
From the moment Prince George was born, we have known that he would one day be the person to lead the British Royal Family. Even when he was just a few hours old, he was already being paraded in front of the British public as their future monarch.
George’s parents have tried to let him grow up as normally as possible and have admitted that they are waiting to tell him how important to their family he is. Prince George is third in line for the throne, which means he can’t live a completely normal life.
It only seems like yesterday that Kate Middleton and Prince William were standing outside the hospital with George bundled up in his mother’s arms. He was ushered out of the hospital so the public could get a good look at him. After all, he is going to be the British people’s future king, so it’s best they get used to seeing what he looks like.
It was a special moment because George was the first new member of the Royal Family that stood a real chance of sitting on the throne. In no time at all though, he’s gone from tiny toddler to a six-year-old. To celebrate, his family released a photograph of the prince on his birthday.
To mark George’s sixth birthday his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released several photographs of their child to the public. They accompanied the photos with a message of love on their Instagram account. William and Kate’s message included a “Happy birthday” and a note that his parents were delighted to share the latest pictures of George.
The royal couple then thanked everyone for their kind messages toward their son on his big day. Finally, the message said that Kate had taken all of the photographs herself, proving that there seems to be no end to her talents. There were three super cute pictures of George for royal followers to enjoy and tons of messages from well-wishers.
Prince George is used to the finer things in life, and there are few people above him in the social chain. That means whenever people meet him they are meant to bow or curtsy, but as his parents want him to live normally, that might not be happening just yet. Still, a day in the life of Prince George is probably a million miles away from the average kid on the block.
We can only imagine the number of presents and toys His Royal Highness received for turning six, and he probably doesn’t care about the messages on Instagram. After all, he’s six and should be enjoying his summer instead of worrying about what people are saying about him on social media. Particular when it comes to his birthday messages!
Meghan and Harry’s message
Among the floods of regular people wishing George a happy birthday there was his aunt and uncle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Using their Sussex Royal Instagram account Meghan and Harry wished their nephew a happy birthday.
They said they were wishing George a very special day and sent “lots of love.” Meghan and Harry even used a couple of emojis in a very casual but loving message to their young relative. Despite the sentiment, some people were not impressed with the words Meghan and Harry chose to use.
People were quick to criticize the words that Meghan and Harry had used in wishing their nephew a happy birthday on social media. Some felt as though the Duke and Duchess of Sussex should have been using George’s title of ‘HRH’ and ‘Prince.’
They claimed he was going to be the future king and deserved a bit more respect from Meghan and Harry than he was getting. The people reminded Meghan and Harry that not only would he be the King, he was going to be their King too.
Showing him respect
Another royal fan claimed that even though this was on social media, they still had to show George respect. They reminded, presumably Meghan, that it was the British Royal Family, and “not some Hollywood movie set.”
Even though the Sussex Royal Instagram account is jointly run by both Meghan and Harry, it seemed as though a lot of the attention was directed toward the Duchess. People just seem to love criticizing every little thing she does these days, and there’s no way she can win with the public anymore.
Raising George normally
If William and Kate are trying to raise George normally for as long as possible, then perhaps they have actually asked Harry and Meghan to be less formal around him.
There will be plenty of time for George to have people bowing at his feet, so for now his parents just want him to focus on being a kid. There is no harm in that, and it will help George to remain attached to society rather than becoming an arrogant and ego-centric figure.
A juggling act
Prince William and Kate Middleton have a tough job on their hands raising the future King. George is eventually going to understand what his role is likely to be within the family, and it’s up to his parents and their close relatives to keep him grounded.
People are not going to relate to George when he’s the King if he’s nothing like the subjects he’s supposed to be representing. Giving George a relatively normal upbringing should instill important values within him that he’ll keep for the rest of his life.
It’s almost impossible to hear or read some news about either Kate Middleton or Meghan Markle and not find comparisons drawn to the other.
Since Meghan became a part of the Royal Family she has been seen as a rival to Kate Middleton, even though she is further down the pecking order. Because she has been so unwilling to accept many of the Royal Family’s rules, people have seen Meghan as a rebel. Kate came into the family and accepted everything, while Meghan apparently wants to rewrite the rules.
The feud won’t go away
People seem to be so invested in the perceived feud between Kate, Meghan, William, and Harry that they just will not let it go away. Even when Meghan and Harry are doing something as simple as sending a lovely message to their nephew, people see fit to take a swipe at the Duchess of Sussex.
She can do no right in some people’s eyes and might as well accept some people just don’t seem to like her, if she hasn’t already come to terms with that.
Criticism of Meghan
Even in having a child of her own, people are using this as an opportunity to disapprove of the things Meghan does. Firstly there was the fact that she chose to have a different birth than Kate, and Diana before her.
Instead of giving birth to Archie at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London, Meghan wanted to do things her own way. That wasn’t good enough for some people, and she was seen as being rebellious just because she wanted to decide where to give birth.
Then there was another discussion surrounding the birth of Archie. People thought Meghan and Harry were going to keep it a secret from everyone for a while just so they could spend time with their newborn son.
How dare new parents spend time with their child before parading it in front of the world! This was not good enough for the public who were apparently expecting to be the first ones to know that Archie had been born.
The christening debacle
As if people couldn’t get enough of criticizing Meghan, because at this point she is just low-hanging fruit, they had some things to say about Archie’s christening.
For starters, they had scheduled the event to happen when the Queen was busy, and they made Prince Charles reschedule so he could attend. The christening was held at a private chapel in the grounds of Windsor, meaning the press were not invited to take pictures. Instead, we had to wait until Meghan and Harry released official photos of the christening.
Who are the godparents?
We still don’t know who Archie’s godparents are, even though with William and Kate’s children, that information was shared. People were again critical of Meghan and Harry for this decision, even though it’s up to them if they tell people or not.
It seems as though because people pay taxes toward the Royal Family, they see it as their right to know every last thing about them. Considering how much Meghan and Harry live their lives in public, it seems they want to keep Archie as safe from that as possible.
Meghan is getting used to being a new mother, and on her first public outing with Archie, she was criticized for the way she held her son. Meghan and Archie were at a polo match watching Harry, and the Duchess of Sussex held her son in a protective manner.
Everyone on social media became a childcare expert and decided the way she was holding Archie wasn’t good enough. They thought she was going to drop her son, even though she was fully supporting his head and holding him tight.
Treatment by the press
It seems as though everyone is out to say that what Meghan is doing is wrong. There is no winning for her anymore, and if it isn’t the media trying to criticize her, it’s people on social media.
All she and Prince Harry were trying to do was wish their nephew a happy birthday, but even that didn’t go down well with people. Apparently they were a little bit too casual though and should have been using George’s official titles, even in an Instagram post.
Meghan not following protocol
There have been plenty of examples where Meghan hasn’t followed royal protocol, so this perceived faux pas isn’t her first. When she first joined the Royal Family, Meghan didn’t always follow the strict fashion guidelines, preferring to bring her own style to the role.
Then, when she was meeting and greeting people, she began to hug and touch them, something that is generally frowned upon for someone in her position. To top it all off, there was also the reports that she was demanding, causing staff members to quit.
Maybe Meghan is just taking inspiration from her royal rule-breaking husband, Prince Harry. During his lifetime Harry has been known to bend the rules once or twice, and maybe Meghan thought if it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for her.
There were all of the times Harry was snapped coming out of nightclubs looking as though he’d had a bit too much to drink. Plus there was that time he was photographed shirtless while playing rugby on the beach, that’s also a no-no.
If the future King of England is breaking some rules, then surely it’s okay for Meghan to do it occasionally? Prince William isn’t meant to fly with more than two of his children just in case something terrible happens on that flight.
Despite the rules, William is more than happy to fly with his kids, because what parent wouldn’t? In 2019 William and Kate arrived late to an Easter service, meaning they arrived after the Queen, which is a big no in the rules.
A sweet message
Meghan and Harry have committed the ultimate act of treason and neglected to add on Prince George’s full title when sending birthday salutations. It was just a simple message sent out of love that turned into something much bigger than it really was.
Now we’re not sure if the six-year-old was able to enjoy his birthday without plotting how he was going to get his revenge. “It’s His Royal Highness Prince George, don’t you forget it again or next time I’ll do worse than tie your shoelaces together!”
A soccer-themed party
All jokes aside, it seems like George did get to enjoy his birthday, thank you very much. It’s now being reported that Kate and William threw their son a birthday party at Kensington Palace, and it even had a fun theme – soccer.
The choice seems appropriate for George, who recently has shown signs of liking the sport. On some of his latest photographs shared by the Palace, released earlier this month, he’s wearing the jersey of England’s national team.
An action-packed afternoon of fun
According to reports, George invited his whole class to the after-school party, and they ended up having an action-packed afternoon of fun.
There are few things more exciting for a school kid than being invited to a friend’s birthday – imagine what it must feel like to be invited to the birthday bash of a prince! Although, come to think about it, given their age, they probably don’t even know what that means yet – not even George.
Twice the partying
As down to earth as it way, the soccer-themed birthday party was not the only celebration the Cambridges threw for their oldest child. On the actual day of this birthday, July 22nd, the whole family was in the Caribbean island of Mustique.
They’re still there, enjoying a two-week break from their royal duties. William and Kate were there for the first time in 2008, and they’ve been coming back ever since – usually with her family.
Fun for the whole family
A trip to a Caribbean island sounds full of promise for a 6-year-old, but we’re actually not sure who’s going to have more fun during this two-week vacation – George or his parents.
During previous visits to the island of Mustique, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have done plenty of cool activities together. It’s been reported that they’ve partied, played tennis, socialized at five-star resorts, and enjoyed nature to its fullest by going snorkelling and even scuba diving.
Much needed privacy
As members of one of the most famous families in the world, Kate Middleton and Prince William are followed by the media practically everywhere they go – but not Mustique, which is probably one of the reasons why they like the place so much.
As an exclusive island with a no-fly zone, it offers complete privacy to its guests, so it’s one of the few opportunities each year for the royal couple to relax away from the public eye.