Prince Harry helped cook a ‘three course meal’ for Meghan’s 39th birthday

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Everybody wished the Duchess of Sussex a happy birthday on August 4th, including the people at Clarence House, Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace. Meghan did not issue any kind of statement about her birthday, and I wasn’t expecting her to. She and Harry have issued statements here and there, but they don’t have an official Instagram – which must be killing her! – and they seem to be content to let the Finding Freedom excerpts go out there into the world with very little comment. My point is that I doubt Meghan or Harry are briefing anybody on how they celebrated her birthday. And yet…

Home sweet house party! Prince Harry planned a low-key celebration for his wife Meghan Markle’s 39th birthday at their Los Angeles residence, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly. Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, and the couple’s 14-month-old son, Archie, were both in attendance.

“They spent the day as a family and in the evening Doria looked after Archie so that Meghan and Harry could enjoy some couple time,” the insider said of the Tuesday, August 4, festivities. “Harry cooked Meghan a three-course dinner, but Doria helped him with the preparation.” The source adds: “While Harry has become a better cook since marrying Meghan, he still has a long way to go!”

The former military pilot, 35, “organized a huge chocolate birthday cake, covered in icing sugar and balloons” to make sure Meghan’s big day was one to remember.

When it came to her present, Harry went for something both unique and sentimental.

“He wanted the gift to be personal, so he surprised Meghan with a necklace that he designed,” the insider tells Us. “And a framed photograph of the two of them, which he took himself.”

For her part, the California native “wanted to keep it small and intimate” this year, but the source says Meghan plans to throw a “big, glamourous birthday party with all her friends for her 40th next year.”

[From Us Weekly]

If this is true – and who knows – it sounds completely on-brand for them, except maybe the cake. I completely buy the idea that Harry would give Meghan jewelry, that he would design something himself, and that he would give her a framed photo. I completely buy that Doria was there, looking after Archie while Harry and Meghan did something together, just the two of them. And I would believe that Doria cooked while Harry “helped.” But the chocolate birthday cake? That sounds like Harry wanted a chocolate cake and Meghan was like “go wild, babe.”

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  1. Priscila says:

    Harry, I want chocolate cake too!

  2. Alexandria says:

    Lol these stories are hilarious. How do I get this gig.

  3. Jegede says:

    Well, it’s not like Meghan could do too much in her condition!😉😉😎

  4. Sarah says:

    Mmmm cake…

  5. S808 says:

    if this is accurate then this is a nice, relaxing way to spend her birthday. Glad it was drama free!

  6. Becks1 says:

    LOL I mean……they pay people to write this stuff?!?!?!

    Of course it was a low-key day with just Harry, Doria, Archie and Meghan. Of course he probably cooked her something, since they didn’t (couldn’t?) go out to eat – not sure what the current LA rules are. And the jewelry and picture are just shots in the dark – on brand shots in the dark, but still.

  7. Em says:

    I wish I could get a gig writing stuff like this lmao

  8. IMUCU says:

    Yesterday was our anniversary and since we couldn’t go out to eat, and we enjoy a good quality buffet, my husband brought the buffet to us! He went all around town and picked up stuff, and made somethings himself too (he’s a decent cook), and surprised me with it in the evening. We had a soup/salad section, an Asian food section, an Italian food section, a BBQ section, and dessert station. It was really nice and, needless to say, we have plenty of leftovers for the next couple of days!

  9. Marivic says:

    For a couple who was branded by the British media as irrelevant, there are always news articles about the Sussexes almost everyday. They are really their cash cow. Anyway I wish the Duchess enjoyed her intimate birthday celebration with her loving family.

  10. Looty says:

    My husband is so sad if there’s no chocolate birthday cake.

  11. TheOriginalMia says:

    I bet it was a nice day for her. I seriously doubt the tabs know exactly what was done for it, though.

  12. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    My birthday is in…yikes!!!! 4 days and Himself is being pretty smirky about SOMETHING!!
    Usually we go our to eat, and then he gives me money to shop (I will probably get dragged for this but I hate shopping for myself. Always have) but obviously this time around is different so who knows?
    Chocolate cake???? I never turn down chocolate cake, but if you really want my attention? Bring me Key Lime Pie or Tiramisu.

  13. notasugarhere says:

    On brand for KP? Allowed the haters and racists to post like crazy on the KP birthday post for Meghan.

    • Becky says:

      On brand for nota? Bringing up the other couple when it’s totally irrelevant.
      Why don’t you bring up Kate’s bare ass and “full frontal to the waist” while you’re at it, since you’re obsessed by it?

  14. Willz (not THAT one) says:

    I smell all kinds of shade with that comment about Meghan’s plan to throw herself a glamorous 40th next year with all of her friends. She just cannot win.

  15. L4frimaire says:

    This seems completely like made up laziness.Seriously, it wasn’t a stretch to take a stab at how most responsible people during this pandemic are spending their time. If Harry made dinner, he probably plated takeout from a really nice restaurant. Also the cake with “icing sugar and balloons” sounds like something you pick up at Safeway. Also notice how they have to get in that she’ll have an extravagant bash next year because they can’t let a thing be a thing without some shade thrown in to push their stereotypes.