Meghan Markle celebrated her 38th birthday on Sunday (August 4). The entire royal family took to social media to wish the Duchess of Sussex a very happy birthday. While most royal watchers were delighted to see Prince William and Kate Middleton share a birthday wish for their sister-in-law on Instagram, they also faced a ton of backlash for the photo they chose to post.
Kate and William shared a photo from last Christmas, which features Prince Harry and Prince Charles in addition to Meghan. Though Kate and William most likely chose to share a happy family memory with their followers, some royal watchers were offended that the post didn't do more to highlight Meghan specifically. Here's the post from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, sweetly captioned "wishing a very happy birthday to The Duchess of Sussex today!"
Here are some of the comments left on the post:
"Why a picture of the whole royal family?! It’s not about Kate or Wiliam or Charles! It’s about Meghan! Ridiculous!"
"That they chose an image where Duchess Meghan isn’t centered though the post is dedicated to her birthday speaks volumes as to the Cambridges’ lack of class."
"All these royal photographers couldn’t find a pic of Meghan in the center?!?! In a brighter color???????????"
It's (unfortunately) not so surprising to see such negative comments pop up on the Cambridge's post. Meghan and Harry faced similar backlash for their own birthday messages for Prince George back in July. Hopefully the royals aren't paying too much attention to the criticism and are simply enjoying the birthday celebrations together IRL.