How Meghan Markle Quietly Celebrated Her 39th Birthday With Prince Harry

Alyssa Bailey
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Photo credit: Dan Istitene - Getty Images
Photo credit: Dan Istitene - Getty Images

From ELLE

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spent her birthday on Tuesday offline, with none of their own official social media posts to mark the festivities. But Us Weekly got some intel from a source about how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex quietly spent their day in Los Angeles with their one-year-old son, Archie.

The source said Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, was with them to celebrate the day and keep an eye on their son during the evening so Meghan and Harry could have an intimate home-cooked dinner together.

“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 source said. “Harry cooked Meghan a three-course dinner, but Doria helped him with the preparation. While Harry has become a better cook since marrying Meghan, he still has a long way to go!”

The source also told the magazine that Harry gave Meghan two thoughtful gifts. “He wanted the gift to be personal, so he surprised Meghan with a necklace that he designed,” the source said. “And a framed photograph of the two of them, which he took himself.”

While Meghan and Harry's SussexRoyal Instagram account is no longer active (and the account for their new non-profit Archewell hasn't been started yet), Meghan got cordial Instagram tributes from the Queen, Prince Charles, and Kate Middleton and Prince William on social media.

"Wishing a very happy birthday to The Duchess of Sussex today! 🎂🎈" Kate and William wrote on their Kensington Palace account.

"Happy Birthday to The Duchess of Sussex! 🎈" Prince Charles wrote on his Clarence House account.

And straight from the Queen's Royal Family Instagram account, the monarch's team shared, "🎈Wishing The Duchess of Sussex a very happy birthday! 📸 The Queen and The Duchess are pictured during a joint visit to Chester in 2018."

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