This is the sweet way that the royal family celebrated Meghan Markle’s birthday

And it’s really lovely.

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And it’s really lovely.

Meghan Markle celebrated her birthday over the weekend, turning 37 on Saturday - her first birthday as an official royal.

Despite it being the former Suits actress’ birthday however, she wasn't able to put her feet up, with the birthday girl actually spending the day at a friend’s wedding.

Yes, really. Meghan celebrated her birthday at Charlie Van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks’ wedding, wearing a colourblock shirtdress from Club Monaco and Aquazzura pumps, all teamed with a Philip Treacy hat.


But just because Meghan couldn’t be centre of attention at the event doesn’t mean that the royal family didn’t make a huge effort to make a fuss over her online, posting heartfelt tributes to the new royal.

The Queen kicked off the royal messages, with the date actually holding particular significance to the monarch, also being her mother’s birthday.

‘Happy Birthday to HRH The Duchess of Sussex!’ the Royal Family tweeted alongside a photo of Meghan and Queen Elizabeth, with the two women supposed to be fast friends.

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, then followed, tweeting a photo of them alongside Meghan at Prince Charles’ 70th birthday party.

‘Wishing HRH The Duchess of Sussex a very Happy Birthday,’ they tweeted from the Clarence House account, adding a hilarious emoji of a birthday cake. Royals - they’re just like us.

‘Thank you everyone for your lovely messages on The Duchess of Sussex’s birthday!’ tweeted Kensington Palace on behalf of Harry and Meghan. ‘HappyBirthdayHRH’.

There’s no word on how new husband Harry spoiled his new wife on her big day, but seeing as he took her on a safari last year when they were only dating, he has set the bar very high.

Happy Birthday Meghan!

Jenny Proudfoot
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