Kate Middleton and William send Meghan Markle public birthday message amid on-going row
Prince William and Kate Middleton have taken to social media to send birthday wishes to Meghan Markle, who is celebrating her 41st birthday today, and shared a photo of Meghan from the Platinum Jubilee celebrations
Meghan Markle who turns 41 today
Prince William and Kate took to social media and wrote: “Wishing a happy birthday to The Duchess of Sussex!”
They also shared a picture of Meghan, which was taken outside St Paul’s Cathedral during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations earlier this summer.
Their birthday message to Meghan comes amid a rift between William and his younger brother Prince Harry, Meghan’s husband.
There has been much made of the rift between the two brothers with their frosty relationship reportedly sparked by William’s concerns over Harry’s fast-developing relationship with Meghan Markle ahead of their royal wedding in 2018.
Meghan and husband Prince Harry with Prince William and Kate Middleton
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The tense row quickly boiled over – with Harry claiming his brother was “trapped” within the royal system during a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey after quitting as a senior royal.
There has also reportedly been tension between Meghan and Kate, with it previously said that Kate was left “sobbing” during the tense argument ahead of the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding day in May 2018.
Charles and Camilla also wished Meghan a happy birthday
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In Finding Freedom, the 2020 book about the royals by Meghan’s pal Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, the rumours that Meghan made Kate cry were dismissed.
However, in Meghan and Harry’s tell-all interview, Meghan told chat show queen Oprah that she was the one crying.
Harry and Meghan at the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations earlier this summer
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Harry and Meghan came to the UK earlier this summer with their children Archie and Lilibet for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations – but were not pictured next to William and Kate, and are not believed to have spent much time with them in private.
The Sussexes only made a fleeting appearance at Trooping the Colour and then attended a service at thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral – but were not at any other celebrations.
On their Clarence House Twitter page, they also shared a picture of Meghan from the Jubilee celebrations with the message: “Happy birthday to The Duchess of Sussex!” It was followed by a balloon emoji.
It’s unclear exactly how Meghan will be spending her birthday but there’s no doubt she will be celebrating it with Harry, Archie and Lilibet.
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