Charles urged to ‘pick up the phone’ and wish Archie happy birthday amid feud

Prince Charles has been urged to "pick up the phone" and wish his grandson Archie a happy birthday.

The Prince of Wales wished Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son, Archie Mountbatten Windsor, a happy second birthday on Twitter.

Charles' official Twitter account shared the message alongside a generational snap of himself, Harry and Archie.

Meghan was missing from the picture, as was Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, which some fans of the Royal Family took issue with.

Some even suggested Charles shouldn't have posted the picture at all, instead urging the grandfather to pick up the phone and call his son grandson.

One said: "Hopefully you’ll decide to pick up the phone and wish your grandson a happy birthday."

Another said: "I know he can't come to you, but being a future King of England, & vaccinated, I would think you could go to him for a visit.

"I hope you at least Skype your grandson."

While a third questioned why the message had been posted at all, stating: "Does Archie read Twitter? If not why post here? It only counts if it's on social media?"

The criticism comes after Prince Harry revealed he and his father suffered a complete communication breakdown after the family jetted to the U.S.

Sitting down with Oprah Winfrey for a special chat, Harry admitted Charles had stopped taking his calls entirely, but said he hopes time can heal their relationship.

The Duke of Sussex also claimed Charles cut him off financially and removed the young family's security, a claim Buckingham Palace have not commented on.

  • Meghan Markle's fans claim she was 'snubbed' in Prince Charles' 'rude' birthday message

Meghan and Harry's bombshell interview aired as Prince Philip lay in hospital recovering from a heart operation.

Just a month later, the Duke of Edinburgh died, forcing Harry to drop everything and fly back to the UK for his own grandfather's funeral.

Prince Charles, Prince William and Harry are said to have met while the Duke was in town, opening a channel of communication.

It is unclear how the threesome left it, but Prince Harry will likely jet back to Britain for the unveiling of his mother's birthday tribute, a statue in the Sunken Gardens in July.

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