Kate Middleton and Prince William Wish Meghan Markle a Happy Birthday on Instagram, Fans Say It’s ‘Classy’ of Them

August 4, 2020, marks Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s 39th birthday. While she celebrates in Los Angeles, royals send their best from across the pond.

Prince William, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Kate Middleton stand together at Westminster Abbey
Prince William, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey | Paul Grover- WPA Pool/Getty Images

Among those to publicly wish Meghan a happy birthday are her brother and sister-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. And needless to say, fans have some thoughts. 

Things are reportedly tense between the Sussexes and the Cambridges

It’s no secret Meghan and Harry don’t have the best relationship with William and Catherine. Rumors of a rift intensified when the Sussexes announced they’d be stepping down as senior royals in early 2020.

Things have been and continue to be tense between the two couples. As of August 2020, things have ramped up even more thanks to the launch of a new tell-all book. Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Family, supposedly chronicles the couple’s experience. 

In the lead up to the book’s launch on August 11, 2020, authors Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie, released excerpts. The pages depict awkwardness between Catherine and Meghan. Another topic is Harry’s frustration with William over not being more welcoming to Meghan. 

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry attend church on Christmas Day, 2018
Prince William, Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry attend church on Christmas Day in 2018 | Stephen Pond/Getty Images

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released a statement saying they didn’t contribute to the book in any way. However, they have yet to deny the claims. This leads some to believe Harry and Meghan don’t dispute the information and therefore the comments about Catherine and William. 

Kate Middleton and Prince William wish Meghan Markle ‘a very happy birthday’

As talk continues, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took to Instagram to wish Meghan a happy birthday. 

On August 4, 2020, the couple shared a picture of Meghan with a short and sweet message. 

“Wishing a very happy birthday to The Duchess of Sussex today! 🎂🎈,” they wrote in the caption. 

They’re not the only members of the royal family to wish Meghan a happy birthday. Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall posted a photo of Meghan in honor of her birthday. And so did Queen Elizabeth II.

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Fans say it’s ‘classy’ of Kate Middleton and Prince William to wish Meghan Markle a happy birthday

Since wishing Meghan a happy birthday, fans have been eager to comment on Catherine and William’s post. Many people have responded with positive messages about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. 

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle at 2020 Commonwealth Day Service
Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle at 2020 Commonwealth Day Service | Phil Harris – WPA Pool/Getty Images

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Scrolling through the comments there are many remarks of praise from fans. They consider it “classy,” “kind,” and “respectful” of William and Catherine to wish Meghan a happy birthday given the circumstances.

However, standard procedure for William and Catherine is to wish close family members a happy birthday on their social media channels.

Meanwhile, Harry has yet to publicly wish Meghan a happy birthday. He may or may not, considering their official Instagram account has remained inactive since March 30, 2020.

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