Meghan fans say she was ‘snubbed’ in Charles’ ‘rude’ birthday message to Archie

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, wished their grandson, Archie Mountbatten Windsor, a very happy birthday on Twitter.

The couple's official account marked Archie's second birthday with a sweet message alongside a loving generational picture of Harry, Charles, and Archie as a baby.

It is one of the only public photos Prince Charles has with Archie as the toddler now lives in the U.S. with his mum, Meghan Markle and husband, Harry.

Meghan's absence in the photo wasn't missed by fans of the Duchess of Sussex who believe she should have been included in the snap.

Twitter users said it was "rude" for Meghan not to be included in their well wishes, while others claimed she's being "cut out" of the Firm's family photos.

One of Meghan's fans wrote: "Rude! He has a mum!"

A second said: "I see Meghan is still being cut out of The Firm’s family photos."

"Is this really the only photo you have of Archie," a third added.

Some even went as far as to claim the image, which was posted in black and white, was racist, a suggestion that stems from Meghan Markle's revelation to Oprah Winfrey, and the world, of institutional racism within the Firm.

The Duchess told Oprah a senior Royal had allegedly asked Harry about what Archie's skin colour may be prior to his birth.

Buckingham Palace said it would investigate the claims, adding that Harry, Archie and Meghan will always be much loved members of the Royal Family.

One user said: "Why is the picture not color? The racism and symbolism are still in the imagination of the royal family that there is black and white."

But fans pointed out that the image was posted "long ago" and is "not new," having first being shared by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

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Fans of the Royal Family also noted that the picture also didn't include the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla.

The photo is therefore likely a "generational" picture, which are images of the line of succession often shared by the Firm's social media accounts.

One said: "This is a beautiful picture of 3 generations of boys. I have a similar photo with 3 generations of girls with my daughter me & her grandmother also in black & white."

A second said: "This is a nice "generational" pictured. Grandad. Dad. Son. Happy birthday Archie!!"

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