Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared a sweet slideshow of images while celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s 93rd birthday on Sunday
April 21, 2019 11:19 AM
Queen Elizabeth is celebrating her 93rd birthday with some help from her family!
The British monarch’s grandson Prince Harry put his new Sussex Royal Instagram account to good use Sunday, sharing a sweet birthday message from him and wife Meghan Markle.
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“Happy Birthday Your Majesty, Ma’am, Granny,” the post read. “Wishing you the most wonderful day! 🎈Harry & Meghan.”
The Duke, 34, and Duchess of Sussex, 37, shared a slideshow of photos along with the note, including a black-and-white photo of the queen in her younger days, several shots of her with Harry throughout the years, and one of her and Meghan, who is just days away from giving birth, laughing at their first royal engagement together.
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Meanwhile, Harry’s brother Prince William, 36, and wife Kate Middleton, 37, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, shared a birthday tribute to the queen on their own Kensington Royal Instagram account.
“Wishing a very happy 93rd birthday to Her Majesty the Queen!” the message read.
The post included a photo of the Queen, her husband Prince Philip, and the Duke and Duchess with two of their children, Prince George, 5, and Princess Charlotte, 3 (The shot was taken prior to the birth of Prince Louis last year).
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“Happy 93rd birthday to Her Majesty The Queen,” the message read. “#HappyBirthdayHerMajesty #QueensBirthday.”
The accompanying slideshow included a pair of candid shots of the queen holding a dog in her arms and having her hand kissed, as well as snaps with the Prince and Duchess.
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The Queen spent her birthday morning keeping up her tradition of attending the Easter Matins Service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle alongside many of her royal family members, including William, Kate and Harry.
The royal chose a light blue suit along with a matching hat with a vibrant pink ribbon tied around it for her big day.
Missing from the festivities were Meghan and the Queen’s 97-year-old husband, who became the third oldest royal in British history this week, as well as Kate and William’s three children.
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Of course, after Sunday the Queen’s birthday celebrations will be far from over, as the monarch has two birthdays.
While the Queen, who was born on April 21, 1926, typically celebrates her actual birthday privately, it’s also customary to celebrate a sovereign’s birthday publicly on a day during the summer, when the weather is nicer (yes, really).
King Edward VII, for example, was born on November 9, but his official birthday was always celebrated in May or June, when there was a greater likelihood of good weather for the Birthday Parade (also known as Trooping of the Colour).
The annual ceremony is typically held on the second Saturday in June.