The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, is celebrating her 42nd birthday today. However, unlike previous years, the Royal Family has decided not to publicly wish her a happy birthday. This decision comes after Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, stepped away from their senior roles within the Royal Family in 2020. In the past, the Royal Family had used social media to extend their birthday wishes to Meghan. Notably, the late Queen Elizabeth was the first to publicly wish Meghan a happy birthday when she moved to America, sharing a picture of the two of them on the Royal Family's Instagram account. Other members of the Royal Family, such as Prince William, Kate Middleton, King Charles, and Camilla, have also sent their birthday greetings to Meghan in previous years.
Last year, on Meghan's 40th birthday, the Royal Family conveyed their birthday wishes to her through Twitter. Prince William and Kate wrote, “Wishing a happy 40th birthday to The Duchess of Sussex!”
In the previous year, the Royal Family used Twitter to wish Meghan a happy birthday, but they opted to share photos on their Instagram Stories, which disappear after 24 hours.
As of this year, however, the Royal Family has not yet posted any birthday messages for Meghan.
In the past, these birthday messages were typically posted at 9 am.
Instead, today, Prince William and Kate have only utilized Twitter to congratulate the team behind the documentary “Rhino Man,” stating, “Congratulations to the RHINO MAN team! Such an important story being told, great to see it being recognized.”