Happy (almost) Birthday, Meghan Markle! On Aug. 4, the Duchess of Sussex will celebrate her 38th birthday, which means cake and ice cream, and lots of celebrating. So, what is Prince Harry planning for his wife? According to a new report, he intends on having a relaxed day with Markle.
Prince Harry reportedly just wants to spend time with Markle
According to Cosmopolitan, royal reporter Omid Scobie wrote in Katie Couric’s newsletter that the duke will be flying back from an Italian business trip to spend some time with his wife. Since 2019 has been such a “busy” year for the two, they reportedly decided to keep things chill and hang out with their loved ones. Scobie wrote that they’ll likely get together with some friends and spend time with their newborn son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
“Prince Harry will be back from Google Camp in Sicily, where he gave a speech about the fight against climate change, so they’ll be spending Meghan’s birthday quietly as a family. The Sussexes have been so busy this year that I can imagine her birthday will simply involve a well-deserved day of rest with a few friends—and, of course, precious moments with Archie,” Scobie wrote.
So, it sounds like these two are keeping things simple this year, but don’t be surprised if it’s later revealed that Prince Harry did something elaborate for his wife. He reportedly tends to surprise her with the sweetest gifts — as he did a few weeks back when he upgraded her engagement ring for their first wedding anniversary.
Why Markle isn’t having a party
Remember when Markle had that fancy NYC baby shower? The one that reportedly cost over $200,000, which prompted criticism? Well, that’s reportedly part of the reason the duchess isn’t throwing a huge party. According to The Sun, she doesn’t want anything major following the “PR disaster” surrounding her baby shower, so she’ll have a small celebration instead.
“Frogmore Cottage will host a celebration for Meghan’s birthday,” a source told The Sun on Aug. 2. “The Clooneys clan will be in Villa Oleandra on Lake Como and the Sussexes will not want to be seen enjoying more of their lavish hospitality after the PR disaster backlash post the US baby shower.”
The Queen has plans for Markle, too
In honor of Markle’s big day, Queen Elizabeth has invited her to her favorite retreat Balmoral, where she’ll throw a tea party for the duchess.
“It is a testament to Meghan that she has been given this invite. It’s a huge [honor],” a source told The Sun. “They will celebrate Meghan’s birthday, and the catering team will bake a cake to mark the occasion.”
“Meghan may be a Duchess who can have anything she wants but the Queen is giving her a thoughtful present,” the insider continued. “It’s no secret Balmoral is Her Majesty’s [favorite] home and that’s why this invite is so special and heartfelt.”
Aww! We don’t know about you, but it seems to us like Markle is in for a treat. Here’s wishing her a very happy 38th birthday.