Archie, Lilibet lacking from William, Kate’s birthday tribute to Queen Elizabeth

Prince William and Kate Middleton left Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s kids out of their birthday tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Prince Archie, 3, and Princess Lilibet, 1, had been notably lacking from the Prince and Princess of Wales’ Friday Instagram add of the monarch and plenty of of her great-grandkids.

“As we speak would have been Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s 97th birthday,” the couple captioned the never-before-seen throwback snap taken by Middleton.

“This {photograph} — exhibiting her with a few of her grandchildren and nice grandchildren — was taken at Balmoral final summer season.”

Queen Elizabeth II sits with great-grandkids
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Instagram tribute to Queen Elizabeth II didn’t embody Prince Archie or Princess Lilibet.
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Kate Middleton smiles with Queen Elizabeth II in blue
The Prince and Princess of Wales honored what would have been the late monarch’s 97th birthday.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s youngsters had been lacking from the group snap, taken at Balmoral.
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Within the candy shot, Elizabeth smiled on a sofa whereas seated beside Savannah Phillips, 12, Mia Tindall, 9, and Lucas Tindall, 2.

William and Middleton’s three youngsters — Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4 — stood behind them, in addition to Isla Phillips, 11, and Lena Tindall, 4.

The late monarch’s youngest grandkids, Girl Louise Windsor, 19, and James, Earl of Wessex, 15, made up the again of the group photograph.

Queen Camilla, King Charles III, Prince William, Prince Philip, Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth II pose for group pic
The sovereign was 96 when she died in September 2022.
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One of many Wales’ Instagram followers identified, “Harry’s kids might have been on this too. … I guess he regrets for his kids’s lasting recollections.”

A number of different social media customers inquired about Archie and Lilibet, whereas others identified that Princess Eugenie’s son, August, 2, and Princess Beatrice’s daughter, Sienna, 1, had been additionally absent.

The Queen died in September 2022, three months after she met Harry and Markle’s daughter throughout her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle do walkabout
Harry and Markle attended Elizabeth’s funeral with out their little ones.
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Archie and Lilibet, who is called after Elizabeth, stayed at residence in California whereas their mother and father attended the 96-year-old’s funeral.


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Whereas Harry and the “Fits” alum had been each invited to King Charles III’s coronation subsequent month, solely the previous army pilot will cross the pond for the occasion.

“The Duchess of Sussex will stay in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet,” Buckingham Palace stated in an announcement earlier this month.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose with daughter Lilibet and son Archie
The couple welcomed Archie and Lilibet in 2019 and 2021, respectively.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrate Lilibet's birthday with Archie
Lilibet met her great-grandmother three months previous to the Queen’s dying.
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“There was no manner that Meghan was going to overlook her son’s birthday,” a supply defined to Web page Six final week of Markle’s choice to remain behind.

She and the Duke of Sussex moved out of the UK in 2020 and resigned from their royal roles the next yr.

The duo have continued to talk out towards their time as working royals, from Harry’s bombshell “Spare” memoir to his “Harry & Meghan” Netflix docuseries with the previous actress.