Queen, Kate Middleton and Prince William wish Prince Harry a 'very happy' 36th birthday on Twitter after turbulent year

THE Queen, Kate Middleton and Prince William today wished Prince Harry a "very happy birthday" as the duke turned 36.

The Duke of Sussex will ring in the big day in Los Angeles after a whirlwind 12 months that has seen his life transformed.

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Harry is now living in California with wife Meghan and son Archie after they made the sunshine state their home just before the coronavirus lockdown began in March.

And the Royal Family tweeted this morning, writing: "Wishing The Duke of Sussex a very happy birthday!"

It was accompanied by a picture of the Queen and Prince Harry taken during a Queen’s Young Leaders reception at Buckingham Palace in 2017.

The Cambridges then tweeted a photo of Harry racing William and Kate with the message: "Wishing a very happy birthday to Prince Harry today".

Harry's dad Prince Charles and Camilla then joined in the well-wishes, writing: "Wishing a very happy birthday to the Duke of Sussex today."

The birthday messages come as Prince Harry has thrown himself into his new life outside of the Royal Family after he moved to the US with wife Meghan.

The couple recently signed a deal with Netflix rumoured to be worth £112m, revealing they wanted to create shows that "gave hope" to audiences.

But it is feared the deal could cause another tear in the relationship between Harry and his family.

Netflix's The Crown is expected to release its most explosive series yet in its upcoming series – focusing on Diana’s battle with the eating disorder in the Eighties.

In episodes dealing with Diana’s crumbling marriage to Prince Charles, actress Emma Corrin, 24, will be seen gorging on food before vomiting into a toilet.

A TV insider said: “William and other senior royals are incredibly uncomfortable about this drama and livid Harry is now in partnership with the company that’s airing it.

“It’s the latest in a long line of flashpoints between the brothers, but there are few more sensitive subjects than the plight of their mother."

Princess Diana was 36 when she was tragically killed in a car crash in Paris in 1997.

It has also been revealed that Netflix were also set to air a tacky musical about the princess called Diana: A New Musical.

Harry and Meghan are likely to celebrate the duke's birthday – September 15 – privately at their Santa Barbara home as prevalent Covid-19 cases have forced many bars to shut and restaurants to close their indoor spaces in the coastal city.

The celebrity hotspot – where the couple recently bought an £11 million property – has also experienced the after-effects of California's wildfires with falling ash and red skies reported by residents in recent days.

The couple stepped down as working royals in March for financial and personal freedom and the lucrative contract has enabled them to pay back the £2.4 million of taxpayers' money used to renovate Frogmore Cottage, their UK home in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

A source has said they are no longer receiving financial support from the Prince of Wales and viewed the £2.4 million payment as "another significant step in their new life".

The couple previously took over funding for their own security when they quit as senior working royals.

Harry and Meghan have spent much of the lockdown supporting local charities in California or championing causes like gender politics and equality.

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, the couple have spoken to young Commonwealth leaders and Harry raised the colonial background of the Commonwealth: "When you look across the Commonwealth, there is no way that we can move forward unless we acknowledge the past.

"So many people have done such an incredible job of acknowledging the past and trying to right those wrongs, but I think we all acknowledge there is so much more still to do."

The duke and duchess were recently pictured at a preschool learning centre in Los Angeles helping youngsters replant their garden as they marked the 23rd anniversary of Diana, Princess of Wales's death.

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