On Tuesday, Meghan Markle celebrated her 39th birthday at home in Los Angeles alongside her husband Prince Harry and son Archie Harrison. It's the first round of birthdays the family has spent away from Kensington Palace, but that didn't stop them (or the Queen (opens in new tab)) from celebrating accordingly. After all, Markle made 14-month old Archie his own personal smash cake (opens in new tab) for his birthday, which I hope he had the best time mushing between his little fingers.
According to Us Weekly (opens in new tab), the family had a low-key celebration at home for Meghan's big day. "They spent the day as a family, and in the evening, Doria looked after Archie (opens in new tab) so that Meghan and Harry could enjoy some couple time," said a source close to the couple. "Harry cooked Meghan a three-course dinner, but Doria helped him with the preparation."
Uh, cute! This is when I wish one of them had Instagram (opens in new tab), so I could see what it was while also salivating at the idea of a beautiful moist cake I didn't have to make. Speaking of sweet treats, the inside source also revealed Harry," organized a huge chocolate birthday cake, covered in icing sugar and balloons" for the special day.
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When it came to gift-giving, Harry apparently wanted to give Meghan a "personal" gift. "He surprised Meghan with a necklace that he designed," said the source to Us Weekly. "And a framed photograph of the two of them, which he took himself."
The pair are known for giving each other sentimental gifts. Last year for Harry's birthday, Meghan reportedly (opens in new tab) recreated their Botswana camping adventures in their backyard by setting up a tent with sleeping bags, a cooked dinner, a.k.a the whole nine yards. The country is significant (opens in new tab) to the couple as it's where they fell in love and was one of the first trips they took together.
So, while the couple kept it small and intimate this year, the source says Meghan plans to throw a "big, glamorous birthday party with all her friends for her 40th next year."
Meghan Markle's Most Iconic Fashion Moments
March 9, 2020
March 5, 2020
October 25, 2019
October 22, 2019
Meghan Markle arrives to the One Young World Summit in an Aritzia dress paired with Manolo Blahnik pumps (opens in new tab).
September 25, 2019
Meghan and Archie step out for Archie's first royal engagement during the tour in South Africa. She wore a Club Monaco dress and a pair of Jennifer Meyer turquoise earrings (opens in new tab).
September 23, 2019
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit District 6 Museum in Cape Town, South Africa. Meghan wore a Veronica Beard blue button-down dress and Castañer espadrilles (opens in new tab).
September 12, 2019
The Duchess Of Sussex attends the launch of the Smart Works Capsule Collection, while wearing a Misha Nonoo button-down (opens in new tab) and wearing butterfly earrings and a cuff that once belonged to Princess Diana.
June 8, 2019
Meghan Markle steps out for her first royal appearance since giving birth. She attends the 2019 Trooping the Colour with Prince Harry in a Givenchy dress and hat by Noelle Stewart.
February 24, 2019
The Duchess Of Sussex wore Dior head to toe and Birks earrings (opens in new tab) while visiting Morocco.
February 24, 2019
The Duke and Duchess arrive to the "Education For All" boarding house in Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Meghan wore an Alice and Olivia blazer and Birdies slippers (opens in new tab).
January 30, 2019
Meghan Markle visits the National Theatre wearing a Brandon Maxwell dress and blazer, a Carolina Herrera clutch, and Aquazzura pumps (opens in new tab).
January 10, 2019
The Duchess of Sussex visits Smart Works wearing Kimai earrings (opens in new tab).