The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan and Harry sparked an angry reaction from royal fans over their comment on an Instagram post for Prince Louis’ birthday.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate shared adorable new pictures of little Louis on their Instagram to mark his first birthday.
The Sussex’s commented: “Happy Birthday Louis! Sending lots of love from both of us xo”. The post prompted a backlash from royal followers as Meghan and Harry did not use the tot’s official royal title. Well, the reaction came as a surprise to many of the users.
Many fans expressed their views in regard with the comment.
One Instagram user wrote: “@sussexroyal if you don’t believe in titles that’s fair enough. But then don’t expect people to use yours to address you. This is a public forum, not a private home. It takes away from the royal mystique to make the BRF sound too everyday”.
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Another user said: “@sussexroyal It’s Prince Louis to you. He outranks you both”. While a third one added, saying: “That’s Prince Louis to you, @sussexroyal”.
Another wrote: “He is a prince. And also the 5th in line to the throne. So should be address by his title as show of respect. And not just Louis @sussexroyal”. While, another user wrote: “Why not post on your own Instagram page?? Just had to come here and take some attention away as usual, yawn”.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share three new photographs of Prince Louis ahead of his first birthday 🎈🎂 🎊 . The photographs were taken earlier this month by The Duchess at their home in Norfolk.😎 . #duke #dukeofcambridge #duchessofcambridge #share #three #new #photographs #prince #louis #princelouis #birthday #theroyalfamily #theroyaluk 😍 . For more visit www.theroyaluk.com 🤗
However, others were quick to rush to Meghan and Harry’s defence.
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One said: “Some of you should get over it! They are related. I certainly wouldn’t call my nephew Prince”!
The Sussex’s comment prompted fresh speculation that the Duke of Sussex, Meghan is personally writing messages as it included “xo”. This means a kiss and a hug. The US-born former actress often wrote “xo” in posts on her old social media accounts.
Harry and Meghan came under fire again for posting wildlife pictures taken by Prince Harry. It was just hours before amid rumours of a rift with the Cambridge’s. An insider told The Royal UK that Meghan and Harry’s new head of PR, Sara Latham did not expect Harry’s photography to get so much attention.