Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, learned the hard way that the phrase “damned if you do and damned if you don’t” sometimes applies to her life after she and her husband, Prince William, used social media to help Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, celebrate her birthday.
Prince William and Kate Middleton shared a lovely photo of Meghan Markle talking to a little girl at an event for military families that took place in the fall of 2019.
The couple penned this kind note to wish Meghan a happy 39th birthday: “Wishing a very happy birthday to The Duchess of Sussex today!”
It has been revealed that the former actress celebrated her special day privately with her husband, Prince Harry, and their 15-month-old son, Archie, and her mother, Doria Ragland.
Many fans were quick to run on the Kensington Royal Instagram page to demand answers. It seems that British citizens are upset that Meghan still gets the title of Duchess even though she left England and stepped down as a senior member of the royal family.
An angry royal fan asked this question: “Unnecessary post tbh. I’m a little confused. Does she still keep the Duchess? Jeez, she is a private citizen. Go wish her in private in-person, please.”
Kate got this comment from a supporter: “Why this post 🙄she’s not a duchess any more people
She’s not a duchess she’s an actress, she is not a queen!😁”
A few social media users bashed Meghan for the book, Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan, and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, by reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, which has created more fights in the royal family.
One Instagrammer, who is a backer of Harry’s wife, explained: “Maybe you should just not follow them if you can’t just be nice and kind. Or even come off all social media, so no one gets upset by your unnecessary/unkind comments. it clearly says Meghan had nothing to do with the book but you still insisting maybe you learn the difference between biography and autobiography cause you seem confused knowing the difference.”
Another supporter said it is time for all parties to move on: “She’s still a member of their family. It’s standard for the Royal family to publicly wish another a happy birthday, anniversary, etc., .and if they didn’t post something for her, they’d be criticized for that too. 🙄🙄 Y’all know nothing about them than what y’all read in the media. The nasty comments are not needed. If you don’t have something nice to say, then say nothing at all. Just wish happy birthday and be nice.”
It seems that on social media, no good deed goes unpunished.