Just a few days after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got candid about their time with the royal family, Queen Elizabeth II marked her son Prince Edward's 57th birthday.
"🎈🎂 Wishing The Earl of Wessex a very happy birthday today!" The Royal Family's official Instagram account captioned a photo of Edward on Wednesday, March 10. "To find out more about His Royal Highness’s life and work, follow our link in bio."
Of course, fans immediately sent some well-wishes to the prince. One person wrote, "Happy birthday Prince Edwards. Long live The Queen 👑," while another echoed, "He is my favorite in the Her Majesty's children. I love him and Happy Birthday Edward! 💙🥳🎉🎂."
A third user added, "The one that stays out of drama."
After Meghan and Harry stepped down from the royal family, Edward and his wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, have taken over some of their duties. During the pandemic, Edward and Sophie have focused on helping out charities that are important to them.
“All around this same time, we had in tandem the conversation of he won’t be given security, he’s not going to be given a title, and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born,” the Suits star said. “That was relayed to me from Harry, those were conversations that family had with him. And I think it was really hard to be able to see those as compartmentalized conversations.”
Two days after the interview aired on March 7, Buckingham Palace responded to the allegations. “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan. The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning,” the statement, which was released on March 9, read. “While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”