Taking to Twitter, one said: “Archie’s top secret face, that’s ridiculous.”
Another wrote: “Wish I could see his beautiful face!”
A third fumed: “That could be any kid! Why bother if they can’t release a good photo, don’t release a photo. Poor kid.”
Another compared the picture to images released by Prince William and Kate of their children, saying: “Contrast this Black & White photo of Archie’s back, to the beautiful photos of Prince Louis & Princess Charlotte released by the Duchess of Cambridge!
Meghan and Harry shared a picture of Archie to mark his second birthday on Thursday
Archie, whose birth in 2019 was shrouded in secrecy, has rarely been seen
“Ridiculous to hide his face, they are stupidly obsessive.”
A fifth added: “Would love to see his smiling face! I bet he’s super cute.”
And royal author Angela Levin tweeted: “Shame we never get to see Archie’s face.”
But other Twitter users backed Meghan and Harry’s decision not to show off Archie’s face.
Some royals fans were upset they were not able to see Archie’s face
One commented: “It’s great they are protecting his identity.
“I don’t think it’s acceptable anymore to post public pictures of your children.
“I stopped this back in 2010 when my kids were little.
“When he is old enough he can decide what he wants to share with the world.”
Meghan and Harry quit royal duties in March 2020 for a new life in America
Another said: “Thank you for sharing… I understand you want to secure his privacy. Happy birthday young man.”
Archie, who is wearing jeans and trainers, holds a large bunch of balloons in the picture as he stands outside on the grass.
The snap, which was posted on the Sussexes’ Archewell website, is the latest image shared by Meghan and Harry which does not clearly show their son’s face.
The tot, whose birth in 2019 was shrouded in secrecy, has rarely been seen.
Archie is soon to become a big brother, with Meghan and Harry expecting a daughter in the summer
Since his arrival, the Sussexes have quit royal duties for a new life in America.
The family are living in an £11 million mansion in California.
Archie is soon to become a big brother, with Meghan and Harry expecting a daughter in the summer.
The Sussexes appealed to well-wishers wanting to mark their son’s second birthday to donate money to pay for Covid vaccinations in disadvantaged countries.
They said in a statement: “We cannot think of a more resonant way to honour our son’s birthday.
“If we all show up, with compassion for those we both know and don’t know, we can have a profound impact.
“Even a small contribution can have a ripple effect.
“Together, we can uplift, protect and care for one another.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK