Prince Harry’s 39th Birthday Celebrations
Prince Harry marked his 39th birthday with a cheerful celebration, dancing along to a rendition of “Happy Birthday.” However, notable omissions in public birthday wishes from King Charles, Prince William, or Kate raised eyebrows.
While the Royal Family did not publicly acknowledge his birthday, Prince Harry spent the day with wife Meghan Markle and athletes from Team GB at the Invictus Games in Dusseldorf.
A Royal ‘Snub’
Despite the joyous atmosphere at the Invictus Games, it appeared that the Royal Family had refrained from extending public good wishes to Prince Harry on his special day.
The official social media accounts of the Royals were notably silent on the occasion.
A Celebration in Dusseldorf
Prince Harry’s birthday festivities in Dusseldorf included attending a sitting volleyball match and enjoying a night of revelry with German beers and traditional cuisine, such as sausages, schnitzel, and pork knuckle. Despite a late night out, the Duke appeared fresh-faced as he arrived at the Merkur Spiel-Arena.
The Birthday Moment
During the sitting volleyball match, the stadium announcer recognized Prince Harry’s birthday, prompting the crowd to sing “Happy Birthday” as he clapped along and expressed his gratitude.
The Mayor of Dusseldorf presented Prince Harry with a birthday cake adorned with the Invictus Games colors and a heartfelt message.
Meghan Markle also played a significant role in the day’s events, taking part in a medal ceremony. She walked in step with a military officer, impressing the crowd with her poise. Prince Harry joined in a ceremony as well, showcasing his military training.
The royal couple continued to charm the crowd with selfies and interactions, reinforcing their status as admired figures.
Excited teenagers cheered for Meghan, describing her and Prince Harry as “popstars” who do significant good.
A Secret Birthday Dinner
The Duke of Sussex, accompanied by Meghan and a support team, enjoyed a secret dinner at a popular restaurant in Dusseldorf’s old town.
They relished local delicacies and celebrated the success of the Invictus Games. Harry, who had six half-pints of beer, was presented with a birthday cake, and Meghan wore a Zara jumpsuit for the occasion.
Restaurant staff described the royals as “lovely” and noted that they left a generous tip. The couple’s relaxed demeanor and joyful spirits left a positive impression.
They mingled with restaurant staff and patrons, creating a memorable birthday celebration.
Social Media Acknowledgment
The restaurant shared a group photo of Harry and Meghan with its staff on social media, highlighting their visit to the establishment.
Prince Harry’s early birthday celebration allowed him to enjoy the Invictus Games events fully.