Did Prince William & Kate Middleton Just Shade Prince Harry & Meghan Markle?

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Kate Middleton, Prince William
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Long live the queen! Queen Elizabeth turned 93 on Sunday, April 21, and both of her grandsons took to social media to wish her well. However, royal fans are convinced that Prince William and Kate Middleton used the opportunity to throw shade at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as it looks like they deliberately excluded her in the photo they chose to share. 

  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared a photo from the Trooping the Color parade in 2016.

    Look how tiny Prince George and Princess Charlotte were! Totally adorable. They added the caption on Instagram, "Wishing a very happy 93rd birthday to Her Majesty The Queen!"

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  • Fans immediately started questioning the photo choice. 

    The photo choice comes after renewed speculation that the "feud" between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle has extended to William and Harry. It's been rumored that the Sussexes are planning to move to Africa after their baby is born, reportedly to put some serious physical distance between the young royal families. 

    During the royals' outing on Easter Sunday, we expected to not see Meghan Markle, as she's due to give birth any day now, but we didn't expect to see William and Harry look so distant from each other. It's definitely not what we're used to seeing at all. They've always had a close bond, but it certainly doesn't look that way anymore. 

  • There were dozens, if not hundreds, of comments inquiring about why they didn't choose a photo with Meghan. 

  • It's getting harder and harder to deny that there's some sort of animosity between the Sussexs and the Cambridges.

    Prince Harry, Prince William, Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton
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    We'd like to chalk it up to William and Harry just growing up and starting their own families, but we seriously have to wonder if there's more to the story. Given how tight-lipped the British royal family is about scandals, we may never know the truth.