Royals send message to Meghan

The Queen, Kate Middleton and Prince William have all taken to social media to send Meghan Markle a message.

The Queen, Kate Middleton and Prince William have all wished Meghan Markle a happy 40th birthday.

The Duchess of Sussex is believed to be marking the milestone day in the US – although how she is celebrating has been kept under wraps.

The Queen’s Twitter account posted today: “Wishing The Duchess of Sussex a very Happy Birthday today!”

The tweet was accompanied by adorable pictures of Meghan with husband Harry, the Queen and son Archie.

One of the pictures shows the Queen and Meghan in Chester in 2018, while another is of the Sussexes with Archie in South Africa in 2019.

Another picture showed Harry and Meghan together at the Endeavour Fund Awards last year.

William and Kate tweeted: “Wishing a happy 40th birthday to The Duchess of Sussex!”

Meanwhile Prince Charles and Camilla wrote: “Wishing The Duchess of Sussex a very happy 40th birthday.”

The big day marks Meghan’s first birthday since quitting the Royal Family for good in March – and comes just two months after she gave birth to baby Lilibet.

Unnamed sources told Page Six in New York that as a result, the Sussexes had been planning to spend the day with just their immediate family.

And despite reports to the contrary, the royal couple don’t intend celebrating Meghan’s milestone 40th with a big party, the sources claimed.

Meghan’s 40th celebrations come amid a difficult time for the warring royals and experts have speculated that the congratulations from the Royal Family would likely have come through “gritted teeth”.

Royal commentator Phil Dampier told The Sun Online: “I think it is likely they will send a public message through gritted teeth.

“But whether a present will be sent privately, I don’t know, such is the state of the relationship.

“They’re not obliged to give her messages on her birthday, but they don’t want to make the it worse.

“I think Charles, the Queen, and William and Kate don’t want to make the situation worse by having a public slanging match with them, but privately I think they are very upset by how things have turned out.

“They’re not obliged to give her messages on her birthday, but they don’t want to make the it worse.”

Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told The Sun the Royal Family would congratulate Meghan for her birthday because they “normally do for birthdays” but it’s unlikely they will disclose any details of gifts.

“I wouldn’t know if they’d send anything and it’s unlikely that we will find out,” he said.

“We wouldn’t be told if anything special will be sent.”

Since quitting the Royal Family, Meghan and Harry have spoken publicly about why they left the Firm, claiming Meghan faced racism and a lack of support as she struggled with her mental health.

The Queen has also launched a probe into claims Meghan bullied staff during her time as a royal – which she has denied.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been republished with permission

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