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Prince Harry Turns 38 | It’s His ‘Second Saddest’ Birthday as He Loses Queen and Mourns Diana’s 25th Death Anniversary

Prince Harry Turns 38 | It’s His ‘Second Saddest’ Birthday as He Loses Queen and Mourns Diana’s 25th Death Anniversary

Queen Elizabeth's death comes just a few days after the 25th death anniversary of Princess Diana, who passed away in a car accident on 31 August, 1997, in Paris, France. 

Prince Harry turned 38 on September 15, 2022, but it was a far shot from being celebratory. It was a rather mellow affair, given how he was mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth II and the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana's death, according to Fox News

The Duke of Sussex had his "second saddest birthday" while he continued to pay tribute to the late monarch who passed away on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96. 

"Today is Prince Harry’s birthday, and he’s been left at Frogmore Cottage with Meghan. Other members are off doing walkabouts and visiting floral displays in honor of the queen," Kinsey Schofield, royal expert and host of the "To Di For" daily podcast, said. "Sadly, Harry’s birthday comes on the heels of the anniversary of Princess Diana’s death and now the queen’s. People are calling it his ‘second saddest birthday.’" 

Queen Elizabeth's death comes just a few days after the 25th death anniversary of Princess Diana, who passed away in a car accident on 31 August, 1997, in Paris, France. 



 

 

Usually, whenever there is a birthday in the royal family, all the other members of the family wish them through their royal accounts, but this time, since everyone was grieving the loss of the Queen, Harry's birthday went rather unnoticed. 

"Harry and Meghan are emotionally spent. The royal family typically wishes Harry a happy birthday on social media. A post had likely already been curated and approved prior to the death of the queen. Royal watchers are debating whether the lack of a post is out of respect for the circumstances or if the palace recognizes the real mix of reactions when it comes to the Sussexes presence in the U.K. right now."

It was also revealed that while William and Kate, the newest Prince and Princess of Wales, met with mourners at Sandrigham, King Charles III spent the day reflecting on the loss of his mother.



 

 

"King Charles is taking the day off for rest and reflection," Schofield said. "Meghan is going to try to make the day special for Harry with a home-cooked meal and perhaps a sweet treat. Harry and Meghan are still very close to Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. I would not be surprised if the Brooksbank family stopped in to celebrate the king’s youngest son. We are also hearing that there are angry debates unfolding behind the scenes around Harry and Meghan’s children’s titles."

It has still not been decided if Harry and Meghan's children will be bestowed upon with royal titles. "Harry and Meghan are allegedly campaigning for HRH titles for their children for security purposes. King Charles does not agree as no member of their family is a working royal," Schofield said.  Harry and Meghan quit their royal duties in 2020 and moved to the US. 

It's still unclear which of the children will be involved in the funeral on September 19, 2022, though rumor has it that William's eldest son George may be in attendance if any of the grandkids are.



 

 

"I don’t believe we will see the Sussex children flown into the U.K. due to the ongoing tug of war over titles," Schofield said. "Harry has got to make his point that he feels his children are not safe there."

References:

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/prince-harry-has-second-saddest-birthday-mourning-queen-25th-anniversary-princess-diana-death

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