The Duke and Duchess posted a photo of Archie for her second birthday, but it was blurry with a filter on it – so you could barely see the toddler.
This compares to the crisp, crisp images Prince William and Kate Middleton regularly post for their three children – the recent photo of Princess Charlotte on her 6th birthday, for example.
Omid Scobie, who wrote the Finding Freedom biography, says the decision to take a blurry, out of focus photo for Archie’s second birthday was entirely deliberate.
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“It was, as I think we’ve come to with the Sussex experience, a photo of Archie but not too clear,” he said on his On Heir podcast. “I think that’s their way of trolling the world. “
When Meghan announced her second pregnancy, she posted a photo where she cuddled Archie – but her head was hidden.
Omid praised the Sussexes for dressing Archie in ‘jeans and Nikes’ – saying it was a change from the more ‘more traditional’ style of his cousins.
A post on the Royal Family’s official Instagram and Twitter pages read: “I wish Archie Mountbatten-Windsor a very happy 2nd birthday today.”
In another gushing post, shared on the official accounts of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Wills and Kate wrote, “Wishing Archie a very happy 2nd birthday today,” followed by a balloon and cake. emoji.
They shared a family photo taken from Archie’s christening when he was just two months old, featuring the whole family together.
Meanwhile, Prince Charles and Camilla shared an affectionate photo of the Prince of Wales with his son and grandson, writing: ‘Happy birthday to Archie, who turns two today’.
It was reported that Royal Assistants felt uncomfortable that none of them had an up-to-date photo of Archie with most of them shortly after his birth or christening.
Meghan is pregnant with her second child – a daughter.