Queen Elizabeth II congratulated Meghan on her fortieth birthday. Besides the congratulations, the royal family has posted several photos on Twitter featuring the Duchess of Sussex. A picture shows the Queen with Meghan smiling at a joint public appearance in June 2018.
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, also sent congratulations via Twitter. Harry’s brother William and his wife Kate posted a photo as well as a ‘Happy Birthday’ where Meghan can be seen on the beach with a string of Hawaiian flowers around her neck.
Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry’s relationship with the royal family has been strained since the couple withdrew to the United States last year. Violent allegations of racism and a lack of support, made by the two in a high-profile television interview, have heightened tensions.
For supporters of the renegade couple, who are for many the epitome of modernity and independence, it was a feast day: they paid tribute to Meghan and emphasized that it could not be a coincidence that she was born on the same day as the influencer. Former US President Barack Obama.
Meghan and Harry live in California with 2-year-old Archie and their daughter Lillipet Diana, who was born just a few weeks ago. Some interpreted the choice of the name as an offer of peace to London. However, there were disagreements about whether the queen, who is also called “Lilibet” by those close to her, was asked in time.
Prince Harry’s announcement that he will publish an autobiography next year has not calmed the situation. The book said the book would deal with “the experiences, adventures, experiences of loss and life lessons” that shaped Harry.
According to reports, the royal family was not informed of the project in advance. Harry, this was clearly a concern. He wrote, “I am not writing this as the prince I was born with, but as the man I became.”