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Meghan Markle may no longer be a working member of the royal family, but she’s still family—and the royal family is, as they typically do for birthdays, marking the special occasion on social media.
In honor of the Duchess of Sussex’s 41st birthday today, Prince William and Kate Middleton tweeted “Wishing a happy birthday to The Duchess of Sussex,” alongside a photo of Meghan from the Platinum Jubilee in June.
Prince Charles and Camilla also tweeted their support, similarly sharing a photo from the Platinum Jubilee—like the Cambridges, a photo of Meghan from the Queen’s Service of Thanksgiving—and writing “Happy birthday to The Duchess of Sussex!”
Meghan’s birthday comes two months after she and husband Prince Harry’s last appearance in the U.K., attending Trooping the Colour and the Service of Thanksgiving marking the Platinum Jubilee. While in the U.K., the couple also celebrated the first birthday of daughter Lilibet Diana, who turned one on June 4.
Since turning the milestone age of 40 last August 4, Meghan has settled into life as a mother of two, is working on content deals for both Netflix and Spotify, and undertook engagements in New York City and The Hague, Netherlands, when she visited alongside Harry for his Invictus Games there in April. Though, of, course, the year has not been without controversy (two words come to mind: Tom Bower), she’s also celebrated her fourth wedding anniversary with Harry, took in a lot of polo matches, made select appearances, and been recognized for her work, including by TIME, who named she and Harry to its Most Influential People list last year.
Here's to another trip around the sun for Meghan!
Rachel Burchfield is a writer whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family. In addition to serving as the weekend editor at Marie Claire, she has worked with publications like Vogue, Vanity Fair, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, and more. She cohosts Podcast Royal, a show that provides candid commentary on the biggest royal family headlines and offers segments on fashion, beauty, health and wellness, and lifestyle.
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