Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, congratulated their grandson, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, on his birthday on Twitter. The couple’s official social media account posted a photo of the Prince of Wales, Prince Harry and the birthday boy. Meghan Markle was not in the picture. This, according to fans of the Dukes of Sussex, is unacceptable.
“Gross! He has a mom!”, “I see Meghan is still being cut out of the royal family photos”, “Is this really the only picture of Archie you have?”, users were outraged. It’s worth noting that this shot is indeed one of the few that captures Prince Charles, Prince Harry and Archie together, but without Markle.
Some subscribers put forward the theory that the photographer’s task was to show the generational continuity from grandfather to son and grandson. That’s why Camilla isn’t in the picture either. “It’s a beautiful picture of three generations in the male line. I have a similar photo with three generations in the female line: my daughter, me and my mother. By the way, the photo is also black and white”, “Beautiful picture of the succession of generations. Grandfather. Dad. Son. Happy Birthday, Archie!” – wrote in the comments.
However, fans of the Dukes of Sussex went further and said that the photo could be called “racist.” The fact is that it was published in black and white processing. “Why isn’t the picture in color? Racism and symbolism are still in the royal family. Everything is black and white,” wrote one user.
Recall, in a scandalous interview with Oprah Winfrey in March of this year, Meghan admitted that she faced racial prejudice in the royal family. According to her, Buckingham Palace, even before Archie was born, was extremely concerned about the color of his skin.