The Duke and Duchess
of Cambridge have celebrated the Duchess of Sussex’s 41st birthday by
sharing a gorgeous photo on their social media accounts.
The picture showed Meghan at
the Queen’s service of thanksgiving during the Platinum Jubilee weekend in
June, looking radiant in a white hat and belted coat.
William and Kate’s caption
read: “Wishing a happy birthday to the Duchess of Sussex!”
Meghan is thought to be
celebrating her special day in private where she’ll no doubt be spoilt rotten
by her husband Prince Harry and their two adorable children Archie, three,
and Lilibet, who turned one in June.
The Sussexes reside in
Montecito, Santa Barbara in California and usually mark special occasions like
birthdays out of the public eye.
William and Kate celebrated Meghan’s birthday with this gorgeous photo
Although earlier this year,
Harry and Meghan did share one photo from their daughter Lilibet’s first
birthday as they held a low-key backyard party in their Windsor home,
Frogmore Cottage, while they were in the UK for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The snap, which was the first official portrait of Lilibet, showed the little
girl sitting on the grass and beaming up at the camera.
Last year for her
milestone 40th birthday, Meghan launched 40×40, a global project to encourage
people around the world to commit to giving 40 minutes of their time to support
women going back to work. She called on 40 activists, athletes, artists, and
world leaders to participate by contributing 40 minutes of mentorship to women
re-entering the workforce.
Harry and Meghan shared this photo of Lilibet on her first birthday
Among those who took part in
the initiative were Meghan’s royal cousin-in-law Princess Eugenie, singer
Adele, poet Amanda Gorman, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, and fashion designer Stella
Meghan launched the project by
recording a fun, at-home video with Melissa McCarthy, where the pair were
photobombed by Prince Harry. The birthday girl also blew out a candle on a cake
decorated with fruit and buttercream icing.