What Did Prince Harry Get Meghan Markle For Her Birthday?
Prince Harry is one heck of a romantic, and he goes above and beyond to show it. For example, when Meghan Markle celebrated her 38th birthday on Aug. 4, the Duke of Sussex reportedly surprised her with an insanely sweet gift that honors one of her favorite things.
Inside Prince Harry’s reported gift to Markle
Since Markle prefers more personal birthday gifts over lavish presents, Prince Harry reportedly decided to gift his wife a “personalized” photograph of their newborn son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
A royal source told Fabulous Digital (via The Sun): “This year there will be a birthday gift from Archie and the odds are on a sepia or black and white photograph of her precious son in a solid silver frame from [the jewelry store] Aspreys.” The insider added, “The precious present is likely to have an engraving chosen by Harry that will make it extra special.”
But that’s not all Prince Harry might have gifted his wife
The insider also noted that he likely gave Markle jewelry. “Harry has a weakness for designing [jewelry] for Meghan, so it is expected that the royal will design another stunning piece – likely to be earrings – as a Sussex surprise,” the source continued.
Royal officials have not yet commented on the claims. However, it wouldn’t be surprising if they’re true, as Prince Harry definitely has a thing for designing jewelry. He helped create Markle’s engagement ring, which features two stones that belonged to his late mother, Princess Diana. He told the BBC that he chose the stones so his mother could accompany them on their “crazy” journey together.
Prince Harry later gave Markle an eternity ring for their first wedding anniversary that he also helped design. It features the birthstones for Markle, baby Archie, and himself.
“Meghan was touched,” a source told Harper’s Bazaar of the May 19 anniversary surprise. “A lot of thought went into it.”
How Prince Harry and Markle celebrated her birthday
According to multiple reports, the duke and duchess had a super chill day. They’ve been so “busy” that they reportedly wanted to relax with their loved ones.
“Prince Harry will be back from [a work trip] 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,” royal insider Omid Scobie wrote in Katie Couric’s newsletter (via Cosmopolitan).
She also had a party
According to reports, the Duchess of Sussex also had a small celebration at the newly-renovated Frogmore Cottage. A source told The Sun on Aug. 2 that Markle chose something small as a result of the backlash surrounding her lavish NYC baby shower.
While there are few details about the reported celebration, members of the royal family likely attended. But not everyone showed up. One report says that Markle’s sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, probably did not receive an invite. It’s unclear why Middleton did not make the reported guest list, but it might have something to do with all those feud rumors about them.
We don’t know your thoughts, but it sounds to us like this is a birthday that Markle will never forget.