PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle have wished Prince Philip a happy birthday, affectionately referring to the Duke as “grandpa”.
The Duke of Edinburgh turns 98 today, with family members and royal fans all wishing the dad-of-four a happy birthday.
Wishing His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, Sir, Grandpa a very Happy 98th Birthday! ?Photo credit: Getty, Carbott
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex added their message of congratulations, posting a tribute on social media.
They uploaded two photos, one showing Prince Phillip smiling with Prince Harry, 34, and the other showing a young Queen dancing with her husband.
Posting on Instagram, they wrote: “Wishing His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, Sir, Grandpa a very Happy 98th Birthday!”
And the new parents also added an emoji of a birthday cake.
Their birthday message has been liked 184,000 times, with royal fans gushing over the Meghan and Prince Harry referring to Prince Phillip as ‘grandpa’.
Commenting on the post, one person said: “HRH! I love how Harry’s post is the only one that feels real by calling him grandpa.”
Agreeing, this person said: “Sir Grandpa… how sweet!”
While a third added: “The cutest caption of royal posts.”
Kensington Royal, representing Prince William and Kate Middleton, also wished Prince Phillip a happy birthday, writing on Instagram: “Wishing a very Happy 98th Birthday to His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh!”
Princess Eugenie also posted a message online, writing: “Happy Birthday to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
“I found a couple of classic photographs of Grandpa and I on Christmas Day and Trooping the Colour a few years ago now.”
Prince Phillip – a grandfather of eight – recently become a great-grandpa for the eighth time, after Meghan and Prince Harry welcomed baby Archie in May.
Wishing a very Happy 98th Birthday to His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh! ?PA @TheRoyalFamily #HappyBirthdayHRH
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In other royal news, Meghan Markle stunned in royal blue in first public appearance since Archie’s birth at Trooping the Colour.
Royal fans also noticed the duchess flashed a third ring on her finger as she returned for Trooping the Colour.
And Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's private wedding photos were leaked on Instagram after their photographer was hacked.
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