Did Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Celebrate Kate Middleton’s 40th Birthday?!
Kate Middleton recently celebrated her 40th birthday. But even before the Duchess of Cambridge turned the big 4-0, royal family watchers wondered if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would participate. Would the Duke and Duchess of Sussex send flowers? Perhaps pick up the phone for a family chorus of “Happy Birthday To You”?!
Find out if Meghan and Harry honored Kate on her 40th birthday below. Hint: The answer does NOT relate to the couple’s highly publicized social media posts that celebrated Middleton two years ago!
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Ignore Or Honor Kate Middleton Turning 40?
Rumors about a feud involving Kate, Prince William, and the rest of the UK royal family versus U.S.-based Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have swirled for months. As a result, some royal family experts speculated that Meghan and Harry would ignore Kate’s 40th birthday. But one royal family insider knows the answer.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made time for a video call to the Duchess of Cambridge, royal family expert Christopher Andersen told Us Weekly. But Meghan and Harry decided to keep their celebratory wishes between themselves and Kate.
“They wished her a happy birthday. [It was] very private,” explained the author of “The Brothers and Wives: inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan.” Andersen also compared Harry’s and Meghan’s intimate video call to Kate to what occurred on Middleton’s 38th birthday.
Meghan, Harry Publicized Kate Birthday Greetings in 2020: What Happened?
Just two years ago, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry turned to social media to publicize their birthday greetings to Kate Middleton. But what a difference a couple of years has made, noted the royal author. “Harry and Megan were not about to post anything the way they did two years ago.”
In contrast to the public display of “their affection” for Kate when she turned 38 in 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex feel very differently now. As a result of the ongoing feud, “this time everything was kept private,” summed up Andersen. But Meghan’s and Harry’s decision to keep their call private may also have suited Kate.
The royal family author pointed out that Middleton herself prefers to steer clear of the spotlight. As a result, the Duchess of Cambridge celebrated her 40th birthday with a small group of family and friends at Kate’s and her husband Prince William’s Anmer Hall estate.
Prince William And Kate Middleton Prefer Very Different Celebrations
“Kate only has a very small circle of friends,” shared Anderson. And the Duchess of Sussex gave those pals a very special treat on her own birthday. Kate has established a tradition of baking her own birthday cake!
But although Middleton prefers a small birthday gathering, royal family watchers can expect much more when her husband Prince William turns 40 in June. “The queen has a big thing planned for [William] and he is going to throw something as well,” shared Andersen. “So, there will be big parties again, if COVID allows anything like that to happen.”
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