Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrated Harry's 39th birthday with a German flair at the Invictus Games in D??sseldorf. The couple was spotted passing a pint back and forth while cheering during a volleyball final match. They also visited the local brewery, Schumacher, where Harry reportedly drank six beers while Markle enjoyed one. The couple indulged in a birthday feast, including dishes like wiener schnitzel and pork knuckle. The restaurant staff described Harry as a "lovely man" and claimed that his presence gave them "goosebumps."
While the couple received birthday love in Europe, it seems that they won't be getting the same treatment from the UK royal family. The Firm is unlikely to post a tribute for Harry's birthday on social media, following the new protocol that limits posts to working members of the royal family. This change in protocol was implemented after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, with King Charles as the new monarch. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped back as senior members of the family in 2020 and have been living in California since then.
During the Invictus Games, the audience surprised Harry with a rendition of “Happy Birthday” during a volleyball match. The couple took a break from the games to visit a German beer hall, where they enjoyed authentic German food and posed for photos with fans and restaurant staff. Body language expert Judi James noted that Harry appeared “bashful” during his birthday celebration, with a more “low-key” smile compared to his enthusiastic display at the games. However, Markle appeared more confident, standing slightly in front with a dazzling smile while Harry stayed close behind.
Overall, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had a memorable and festive celebration of Harry's birthday in Germany, but it seems that their relationship with the UK royal family remains distant.