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Has the Queen forgotten Meghan Markle’s birthday? Royal wishes have a “Notable absence.”

August 4 was Meghan Markle’s 41st birthday. There is little doubt that the Duchess of Sussex, who currently resides in California with her husband Prince Harry and their two children, must have received congratulations from a number of her supporters and admirers throughout the world on her special day.

But it was more than that. Her British in-laws also publicly wished her a happy birthday. On social media, everyone wished the former actress a “happy birthday,” including the Cambridges, Prince Charles, and the Duchess of Cornwall. On their official Twitter page, Prince William and Kate Middleton wished The Duchess of Sussex a happy birthday.

Both well wishes came with two distinct images of Meghan. They were taken while she was in the UK for the celebrations of the monarch’s platinum jubilee. The Queen herself chose not to publicly wish Meghan well among all the other well-wishers.

During a ceremony to inaugurate the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire, England, Queen Elizabeth II is seated alongside Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. Meghan Markle became The Duchess of Sussex after getting married to Prince Harry last month, and this is her first engagement with the monarch. The two will also visit Chester’s Town Hall and The Storyhouse while in town. They will also open a road bridge in Widnes.

During a ceremony to inaugurate the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire, England, Queen Elizabeth II is seated alongside Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. Meghan Markle became The Duchess of Sussex after getting married to Prince Harry last month, and this is her first engagement with the monarch. The two will open a road bridge in Widnes and tour the city while they are there.

Did Meghan Markle’s birthday pass unnoticed by the Queen?

Richard Palmer, the royal journalist for The Daily Express, described the Queen’s action as “a striking absence.” However, he continued, “It is believed that the Queen congratulated Meghan privately yesterday but her official website omitted to mention her birthday after deciding that it will only recognise the birthdays of non-working members of the family when they end in a zero.”

On July 10, 2018, in London, England, Queen Elizabeth II, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry watch the RAF 100th anniversary flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

On July 10, 2018, in London, England, Queen Elizabeth II, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry watch the RAF 100th anniversary flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

Despite several rumours that the Sussexes are unpopular with the royal family, the couple has consistently emphasised their utmost regard for Her Majesty. The Queen has always been nice to me, Meghan reportedly added during their candid conversation with Oprah Winfrey. She has always been hospitable, welcoming, and I just truly enjoyed being in her company.

She also recounted meeting the 96-year-old for the first time when she had not yet wed Harry. The Queen offered to share her blanket to keep Meghan warm during an outing in 2018, the Duchess recalled in a charming anecdote, according to The Independent. “I honestly believed that curtaining took place outside. That, to me, was a component of the fanfare. I didn’t believe that was what took place internally. But it’s your granny, I countered. He then declared, “It’s the queen.” The realisation came for the first time at that point, Meghan continued.

On the second of four days of festivities marking the Platinum Jubilee, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, depart after a service of thanksgiving for Queen Elizabeth II’s reign at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London on Friday, June 3, 2022. The festivities in the U.K. over a long holiday weekend are intended to honour the monarch’s 70 years of rule.

On the second of four days of festivities marking the Platinum Jubilee, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, depart after a service of thanksgiving for Queen Elizabeth II’s reign at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London on Friday, June 3, 2022. The festivities in the U.K. over a long holiday weekend are intended to honour the monarch’s 70 years of rule.
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Additionally, Meghan and Harry honoured their grandmother by travelling to the UK in June for her silver jubilee celebrations with their kids. Their daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, who bears the monarch’s name, was present when she was introduced to her. “Those moments with Lilibet are very much private between them and the Queen, and of course we know how much she’s been looking forward to them,” said royal commentator Omid Scobie at the time. A epidemic has prevented them from progressing. Of course, whenever Harry has visited, he has done so alone and on rather sombre occasions. Therefore, this was actually a first.

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