Duchess Meghan got well-wishes for her 39th b-day from the Queen & the Cambridges

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The Duchess of Sussex turns 39 years old today. I assume, as do the British tabloids, that she will celebrate her birthday at Tyler Perry’s Mansion In Los Angeles. California is still in a state of lockdown, and it’s believed that Harry and Meghan have been social-distancing, mask-wearing and mostly staying out of public view for the past four months in LA. I also kind of believe that Meghan is pregnant and they’re not announcing anything publicly because the smear campaign went into overdrive during her last pregnancy.

Meghan’s birthday also comes after a full week of published excerpts from Finding Freedom, the “unauthorized” biography of the Sussexes, in The Times and People Magazine. The excerpts did not make the Windsors look good or functional or healthy. So is it surprising that the Queen’s social media and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s social media both posted birthday messages to Meghan? My guess is that Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace people knew that it would be a bigger story if they purposefully ignored Meg’s birthday.

I’m including the birthday messages in this post. The photo that KP chose of Meghan is okay – it’s from one of Meghan and Harry’s events last yeah, and I feel like they purposefully chose a photo from an event which did not include the Cambridges.

Buckingham Palace chose a photo of Meghan and the Queen from their 2018 “day of events” which happened soon after the Sussex wedding. We had such high hopes back then that the Queen would completely support Meghan. But then Willileaks threw a tantrum and well, we know how that ended.

Several of Meghan’s patronages acknowledged her birthday too, and I know the Sussex Squad has raised a great deal of money for Camfed in honor of Meg’s b-day too. Also: I always forget that Meghan and Barack Obama have the same birthday! God, they’re both such LEOS.

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  1. Angela says:

    Happy bday!!!!!!! 🥰

  2. M says:

    I hope she has the happiest, most peaceful birthday to date. After dropping all that baggage, it should be a lot easier x

  3. Chica1971 says:

    Greetings she. could have done without. Cue to Katie Nichols and her sources about how Meghan spends her day

    Didn’t BP scrub HRH from her bio yesterday?

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Haha I saw stories last night (couldn’t sleep) that said “How Meghan Will Spend her Birthday”. The entire story was then … ummm probably in LA with her husband and mom and Archie. Lol they Miss her! No clicks for you! Except from a sleep deprived me…

    • anotherlily says:

      The dailymail ran two stories about the updated royal family website. The first story was a pack of lies claiming that large sections of Meghan’s biography had been deleted, including a quote from her 2015 UN Address. However, anyone checking would see that all the information is still there on the updated website. The story produced thousands of abusive comments. The second version claims that Meghan has been ‘stripped’ of her HRH title and that the website has altered her details to ‘downplay’ her work. The website shows that both Harry and Meghan are not referred to as HRH, which is in line with the statement issued in January, so it isn’t new and it isn’t Meghan being ‘stripped’ of anything. Meghan’s pages are slightly different. Instead of a section for ‘Supporting the Queen’, Meghan has ‘Charitable Works’. The dailmail claims this is the ‘downplaying’ of her work.

      All the information on this website will have to be approved by each of the people it refers to but probably much of it will have been put together by aides. Andrew’s entry gives the impression he still has official royal duties. Kate’s Biography section has no information of her doing anything between leaving university and her marriage.

      Meghan’s section in this website is slightly different and much more impressive than several others’. It shows that she was involved in charitable work and campaigns long before she met Harry. It shows she had a public profile long before she joined the royal family.

  4. Becks1 says:

    Clarence House posted something too. Its definitely a case of “too little, too late” combined with a nice dose of covering their butts. the time to support her was last year and the year before that. They really are doing the least.

    What I do find interesting is that its clear they all knew they HAD to post something about her, and KP obviously knew they could NOT post a group picture, or a picture of Kate and Meghan at Wimbledon. So they are definitely seeing the reaction to the FF excerpts.

    Also, if you look at Twitter for her bday – all these organizations and such are wishing her a happy birthday, sharing quotes from her, etc. It’s clear she has had a large impact, even without really being seen in public for 6 months. The CAMFED and Luminary joint event in honor of her bday just proves how much organizations that work with her love her.

    • Golly Gee says:

      The various palace birthday wishes are also gaslighting. Why is she saying such mean things about us? We care about her even so, see?

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      It’s the RF being passive aggressive in their full gaslighting glory. Trying to look classy, faux embracing and inclusive as quite frankly, it’s the best thing they can do at this point. I think the wheels are slowly turning for them. Their smear campaign has made Meghan the most famous (and infamous woman) and bankable woman in the world, with some un bargained collateral damage to Willileaks, his mannequin, the staff who run the asylum, the queen’s ‘ahem’ dresser and by default even the Queen.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      They’re definitely doing the barest minimum because the comment sections are filled with the usual foulness. They could’ve easily took another minimal step of turning off comments vs. actively moderating them like they do for the rest of the family, but they chose not to.

    • Tessa says:

      THe latest nasty posts in DM comments say she is “older than her age.” some won’t leave her alone.

      • Amy Too says:

        Then what do they think about Kate?

      • MA says:

        Bizarre that it’s often middle aged women lobbing this as an attack. Why should it be an insult if a woman is “old” or older? Don’t get this line of attack but even if Meghan is actually 85 years old or whatever they say she looks amazing, early 30 at oldest, and her uterus is then a medical marvel.

  5. S808 says:

    Hope she has the happiest birthday with her boys and mom!

  6. Nev says:

    Happy Bday Duchess!!!!

  7. Chica1971 says:

    Greetings should could have done without. Cue to Katie Nichols and her sources about how Meghan spends her day

  8. Laalaa says:

    I personally think KP chose a really strange photo of Meghan. Not because she looks bad, she looks beautiful! but because she is not looking at the camera, it’s like she’s not “presented” as a member, looks more like just a random person who they have to say HB to

    • Princess Peach says:

      I think it is a bad picture of a woman you can’t find a bad picture of.

    • Golly Gee says:

      But it is a photo that shows how warm and loving she is, and how easily should connects to people, not the cold, imperious beotch they make her out to be, so I was surprised that they chose it.

    • Lemons says:

      I don’t think it’s a bad picture. And considering who is running their social media, I don’t think he wouldn’t have chosen a poor picture of his former employer.

      They just can’t find any better pictures of just William, Kate, and Meghan because they aren’t that close.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      Far better than the photo they chose for Camilla’s birthday. That certainly spoke a thousand words!

    • Marivic says:

      I like the picture KP chose to celebrate Meghan’s birthday. She looks friendly, warm, genuine, and engaged. William and Kate chose right this time. Maybe that’s their way of reaching out to make up or it’s all for PR.

      • Nic919 says:

        I think it’s the social media guy who chose it and since he used to work for the Sussexes he still likes them.

      • Tessa says:

        It’s PR. William has no heart regarding them. Neither does Kate. The meaningful thing to do was for them to deny the Kate cried stories and not pull that PR stunt about the commercial jet.

    • lucy2 says:

      I thought the same thing. It does show her engaged in a lovely way, but it’s probably one of the least flattering photos I’ve seen of her.

    • yinyang says:

      Why not just a message, they’re going to run out of pics soon, she was only in the RF for a hot minute, and she spent most it pregnant and harrassed, and those pictures are all taken by photographers who’s main job is to make the W&K look better. The RF are so patronizing when they do this stuff.

    • Eugh says:

      They are awful at photo choices. The Camilla birthday one had Kate front and center laughing and Camilla far off to the site – so bizarre.

      I like the Meghan photo though

    • TeamMeg says:

      Meghan is beautiful, but this is a bad picture and mean spirited of keen Katie Petty to post it.

  9. Faye says:

    They could have kept their birthday wishes since they can’t bother to moderate the comments like they do for the rest of the “family”.

    • Mignionette says:

      Wasn’t that the point. On the one hand to wish Meghan a happy b-day but also use their posts as a means to remind her that there are still demented little Englander’s out there who hate her. I call it the Daily Heil tactic…. “but we also write some nice articles about her”. Ah but you don’t moderate them in the same way you do for the rest of the family.

  10. NatureLover says:

    Great post Kaiser! I wonder the choice of the photographs of both posts. Though the RF picture is a lovely choice, and the Cambridge picture is questionable, at least the both appear to show true joy in Meghans face. But I must point out at The Luminary Bakery is the one I enjoy most! And I agree Kaiser that a future Sussex could be in the cards very soon! I look back at the dress with the outing not long ago and the fact that she was horribly treated during his first pregnancy would be an excellent reason to keep a baby very closely held. She is such an incredible woman that she could have elevated The Firm into the 21st century as a powerhouse to change and philanthropic efforts into a brilliant outcome. But no, the Cambridge had to be a greater force in all matters regarding the future of The Firm.

    • TeamMeg says:

      Agree with everything NatureLover said. After this tremendous bungle, I hope the BRF is deservedly deposed with the next generation. Their palaces can be turned into history museums, the wealth distributed to those who need it–in the UK and elsewhere.

  11. L84Tea says:

    Did anyone catch that tweet about Homeboy Industries? That’s so amazing! I hope she has a peaceful and relaxed birthday with her hot husband and adorable son.

  12. aquarius64 says:

    I wish Meghan a wonderful birthday surrounded by Harry, Archie, Doria and people who love her. Birthday wishes are MAYBE some regret for how turned out but definitely damage control thanks to Finding Freedom. The fact her patronages wished her a happy speaks volumes. Not everyone buys into the tabloids’ accounts.

  13. Alexandria says:

    Happy blessed birthday my Duchess. As a Commonwealth country citizen and woman, I am so proud of you. Sending lots of love and good health to you❤️

  14. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    Happy Birthday to The Duchess of Sussex AND to the hands down BEST President ever!!!
    May I modestly add my fellow Leos!!!! (Or not so modestly, after all…LEOS 😁)
    The Duchess looks amazing

    • ravynrobyn says:

      @ MERLINSMOM1018-my two very favorite actors, Steve Carell & Timothy Hutton, were both born on August 16th; my favorite singer, Eric Carmen, was born on August 11th. So

      And my avatar cat was named LEO also 🐾🐾

  15. Green Desert says:

    Happy birthday to Meghan! 🎂 🎈

  16. Harper says:

    Happy Birthday, Meghan! Wishing you a day with your feet up by the pool, drink in hand and your family doting on you.

    I wish I could have eavesdropped on the photo selection process for the KP Instagram. “We don’t want a picture where she looks too fancy!”

  17. Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

    So glad her patronages are also wishing. Her a Happy Birthday! The Cambridge chose a photo without them because they know these excerpts are probably the tip of the iceberg.
    Happy Birthday Meghan! Hope she has a wonderful day. Hope she’s pregnant with girl. Hope she runs for political office in California one day—soon!!

  18. Sofia says:

    Happy Birthday Meghan! I hope she gets a nice stress free birthday she really hasn’t had one since 2015/2016.

  19. Case says:

    If she and President Obama are both Leos, I guess I really love Leos. Happy Birthday, Meghan!

  20. DeeDee says:

    Leaving the UK & escaping the rat infested BRF, is the best birthday present she could have. With the latest allegations against Prince Andrew today, I wish her a long happy life far from this racist / mysogenist / elitist / entitled & woefully blind family.

  21. Nikki* says:

    I’m hoping Kaiser’s hunch about Meghan being pregnant is right! Kaiser has a pretty good track record about these things! :)

  22. Sunday says:

    Happy Birthday to Meghan! Wishing her peace, happiness and lots of giggles with her two boys!

  23. Belli says:

    I hope Meghan has a wonderful birthday being pampered by her boys!

    I love that her charities are wishing her a happy birthday too. The BRF clearly felt obliged to tweet and I can’t be bothered to click on them, but now at least we have something easy and concrete to link to when someone whines “but she was stripped of her titles!!!!” if anyone refers to her as the DoS.

  24. Julia says:

    Homeboy industries has been a highly-regarded, transformative nonprofit for years… a visit from Meghan and Harry didn’t make them prizeworthy… they already were worthy of recognition. While I admire both, their attention and engagement with Homeboy Industries didn’t lead to the Hilton prize- it’s been the visionary leadership and focus of their staff, Board, and their participants that earned that

    • Mtec says:

      “ Homeboy industries has been a highly-regarded, transformative nonprofit for years… a visit from Meghan and Harry didn’t make them prizeworthy”—I haven’t seen anyone say that. I don’t understand why people get mad when Meghan puts her spotlight on certain charities. It helps them. Ofc it doesn’t make them any more or less worthy, but the association to their popularity and limelight does help them. What’s the point in complaining about the Sussexes bringing more recognition to charities. No one has said they make or break them, my goodness, the saltiness in yours and P’s posts is confusing to me.

    • MA says:

      That’s true but there’s no denying the Sussexes have them local, national and international recognition that you can’t pay for.

    • Kkat says:

      Julia = Salty troll

  25. P says:

    Do you know that all charities post happy birthday wishes to their patrons right? All Camilla’s patronages joined to make a video of volunteers and users singing happy birthday to her, for example. It’s amazing how you all make up stories and repeat them as true facts and yet have no idea about things that really happen.

    • Mtec says:

      What’s even your point? All the writer did is mentioned her most well known patronages wished her a happy birthday. They didn’t compare that to anyone else. Why you mad

    • lucy2 says:

      I think that for the short time Meghan was there, she made a lot of impact and worked with a lot of patronages. That’s why it’s mentioned in this article.

    • Becks1 says:

      It’s not just her patronages though. She’s not a patron of CAMFED (and I don’t think she is a patron of luminary bakery either, but could be wrong.) UN Women posted something wishing her happy birthday. etc. For someone who is supposedly so reviled and disrespected across the world – she inspires a lot of people.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      There have been pleasantries from far more than just her patronages P, which I suspect is why you’re so indignantly trying to minimize them in the first place.

    • GuestWho says:

      Why is it making you angry?

    • Amy Too says:

      There are also all those people who like to say she was stripped of her patronages and/or abandoned them, so I think it’s good to point out that she still has a strong relationship with them.

  26. TheOriginalMia says:

    Happy Birthday, Meghan! Best wishes for today and the future!🎂❤️

  27. bluemoonhorse says:

    Happy Birthday, Meghan! SussexSquad is doing some amazing work for her charities. Had to give them a shout out.

  28. Lisa says:

    They did what they had to so I won’t drag them. Lovely messages from her patronages and I hope she has a happy peaceful birthday with her family.

  29. yinyang says:

    and her mom, and her husband, and her son, and her childhood friends, and her new friends, and family friends, and her relatives, and her fans and her well wishers. Birtish media is beyond stupid, they set the bar so low only the truly stupid would fall for this crap, they think these people matter, I don’t think Meghan cared twice about the royal family and what they wish, of course she’s polite and gracious, but really do they actually think she cares, they are so patronizing.

  30. Loretta says:

    Happy Birthday Meghan!

  31. Mariane says:

    #HappyBirthdayMeghan I hope she has a wonderful time with her mama and boys❤ I agree with you Kaiser. I think she’s pregnant and I hope it’s a girl (twins)🤞

    The keenbridges & other accounts are desperate for clout. Clarence barely gets 900 likes on most posts. The fact that they dont moderate for Meghan like they do for others shows how they really feel. It’s also damage control because of the book.

  32. Vanessa says:

    Im shocked that Kensington palace or the other royal palace even acknowledged Meghan birthday Because according to the British press and the royal reporters and courtiers Meghan and Archie are not welcomed back. I thought the palace line was that Harry was the only royal that mattered for weeks we been told over and over that no one in the royal family likes Meghan then don’t wanted her back everything is her fault. To me it’s just very hypocritical of the Kensington Palace And the royal family to wish Meghan happy birthday they done everything in their powers to make Meghan life in the royal family a living hell and now the Cambridge’s want to wish her happy birthday after all the crap then did to her .

    • aquarius64 says:

      That is another reason there are birthday shout outs. The press has turned this into a personal vendetta. Add on Meghan’s biography on the royal family site had some information deleted these idiots are giving credence to the book.

  33. Olenna says:

    Happy Birthday, Duchess of Sussex!

  34. MA says:

    As someone who doesn’t follow astrology, was does it mean for someone to be a Leo, or Meghan and Obama in this case

    • Jaded says:

      Leos are said to be “warm, passionate, and dynamic. They are charismatic, inclusive and their personalities shine. And like the lion that represents them, Leos are strong, brave, and ready to make a success of everything they set out to do.”

    • Amy Too says:

      It means that they’re born between July 22 and August 21, when the Sun is in the astrological sign of Leo. Leo is represented by the Lion. Leo is a fire sign. Leos are know for being passionate, outspoken, entrepreneurial, being very comfortable with the spotlight, friendly, extroverted, popular, magnetic, and leaders/forces of change.

      • Jane's Wasted Talent says:

        August 22nd. I’m a Leo.

      • Lady D says:

        I was born Aug 26, which apparently means I was born on the cusp and have traits of both Leo and Virgo. I consider myself a Virgo though, precise, neat, expect perfection from myself, the only part of me that’s Leo is my hair. I have a metric ton of wavy blond hair, it looks like a lion’s mane.

    • MA says:

      @Jaded and Amy Too Thanks, very fitting description.

  35. bamaborn says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Duchess Meghan😘🌹🎂🍬👠🛍️

  36. Steph says:

    None of the pics from the Royal accounts are personal. They’re from official events. Is this protocol or just cuz they don’t have any?

  37. Mary says:

    “My guess is that Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace people knew that it would be a bigger story if they purposefully ignored Meg’s birthday.”


  38. Steph says:

    Do the Sussexes have an official account yet they can respond with if they wanted to?

    • Tealie says:

      no, they never had a Twitter, only instagram, they used to occasionally share and post via KP or the general royal family Twitter

  39. Liz version 700 says:

    Happy Birthday Meghan and congrats to the Sussex Squad on Twitter for raising $54k for Charity scholarships honor of her birthday (according to Huff Post)! No one raises $$ for Kates’s birthday. Sorry just being witchy but best wishes!

    • Becks1 says:

      I think they tried and couldn’t even get 500 lol.

      Also, minor correction – I think CAMFED is well over 60k at this point for donations. It’s incredible!

      • Liz version 700 says:

        That is so awesome! I really admire taking things from just being a fan to actual boots on the ground action!

      • windyriver says:

        Yes, it’s currently at about $70K, which will support a year’s worth of training for 30 women. They’ve had a significant amount of donations in just the last few days. Omid did interview the woman who set it up on his latest podcast. She also set up the initiative for Archie’s birthday – for which Meghan & Harry called to thank her.

        Believe the Camfed initiative is supposed to run through Harry’s birthday in mid-September.

        Must really grate on Will and Kate to see what people are willing to do to support the Sussexes. At least I hope so.

    • bluemoonhorse says:

      Yes the Sussex Squad organizer was interviewed and she is a hard worker with a lot going on!

    • Gingerbee says:

      Yes, the squard is innovative, yet that Dan warthog had the gall to call us trolls. The squard had receipts for those vipers.

  40. L4frimaire says:

    Happy birthday to Meghan xoxo! If the palaces didn’t post something that would definitely have been the story so it wasn’t too much fir them to suck it up and acknowledge it. It was nice to see all the different greetings from her supporters and different patronages. Even NPRs Morning Edition mentioned her birthday in their opening credits. Despite this book coming out, I think the Sussexes, especially Meghan, just want to move forward. I don’t think outside of the book they’ll say much about the other Royals or critique what they do going forward, even though the others can’t seem to give them any space.

  41. CuriousCole says:

    I’ve found it interesting from the start that Meghan also shares her birthday with Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother. If Kate shared a birthday with such a prominent member of the BRF we would never hear the end of it but I have yet to see any press mentions of Meghan’s birthday connection to the woman who steered the family for the majority of the 20th century.

  42. Islandgirl says:

    Happy happy birthday Meghan.
    Please be at peace knowing that you and Harry made the right decision.
    Being away from that family is the best thing you could have done.

  43. Mina_Esq says:

    Next story idea: Kate cried because Meghan didn’t like or retweet her birthday post 😂

  44. BnLurkN4eva says:

    I truly hope Meghan enjoys a wonderful birthday and a joyful day with her family. Whatever they choose to do for her birthday, I hope it’s marks a happier time for her than this time last year. Last year when she was still a working royal she was being ambushed at every turn, sabotaged for just doing her work and existing. This birthday has got to be better even during a pandemic just knowing they got out. Happy birthday, Duchess Meghan.

  45. Ennie says:

    Leo girls rule!

  46. Sara says:

    Why the speculation that Meghan is pregnant, tho?

    • notasugarhere says:

      Because this is a gossip site and we speculate about a lot of things.

    • CuriousCole says:

      We’re also hoping Meghan gets to enjoy a private, stress-free pregnancy after what was done to her last time, and quarantine allows for that happy bubble of privacy.

    • anotherlily says:

      One line of speculation comes from a series of secretly taken photos ‘exclusively obtained’ by the dailymail’ showing Meghan and Harry leaving a building in Beverly Hills. Photos identifying the building were quickly removed and later some of shots of Meghan were removed. However it was too late. The building had been identified as one in which a number of businesses operated, including a dentist and a fertility clinic. Meghan was carrying a clear sealed pouch with a number of items inside. Speculation centres on this. Is it a pack of toothpaste etc from the dentist or is it a pack from the fertility clinic?

      What is certain is that these photos are intrusive and possibly illegally obtained.

  47. blunt talker says:

    I truly wish her a very happy and peaceful birthday. I hope she surrounded with love from her boys-Harry and Archie-I am sure her mother and a few close friends helped them celebrate. I am so happy to see her patronages and other charities wishing her birthday greetings-she has certainly worked hard to help them. Have a very blessed day Meghan-God will help protect and keep you and your family in love, guidance, and peace. ENJOY YOUR DAY1111

  48. Jewell says:

    After all the horrible details in the extracts ….wishing Meghan a Happy Birthday is the least everyone could do.

  49. Carrie says:

    Happy Birthday Meghan. Love and admiration from Australia.
    #TheDuchess that Delivers

  50. Nana says:

    Yep, I clicked on the cake link…. :( ‘ Why did I do that to myself??!!