It’s almost impossible to believe that Meghan Markle turned 29 today, but the Duchess of Sussex hit a massive 4-0 on Wednesday.
Of course, Meghan is one of the most lovable women on the planet, so any anxiety you might have about crossing the line into middle age is surely allayed by the loving tributes pouring in from every corner of the world.
This year, to the surprise of many, members of the royal family were among those who wished Meghan a happy birthday.
But that doesn’t mean all is well between these two warring factions of the Windsor Clan.
Read a tweet from William and Kate: “Happy 40th birthday to the Duchess of Sussex.”
“I wish the Duchess of Sussex a very happy birthday today!” Books the account associated with the Queen.
(As much as we love photographing QE2 hacking her iPhone and clicking a tweet with little white gloves on, it probably didn’t happen that way.)
Charles and Camilla also posted photos of Meghan and wished her a nice day.
Unfortunately for the royal family, very few social media users are easily deceived in 2021.
The truth is that relations between Megan and her in-laws have never been worse.
Christmas wishes come amid reports that The royal family hates Meghan Since the beginning of her time with Harry.
Insiders say the family is in crisis mode because of these reports, as well as news about them Harry’s upcoming diary, which – if explosive as many expect – could be enough to effectively end the institution of the British royal family.
The ill intentions between the two factions have come to light in full in recent weeks, with William and Harry keeping their distance in two notable events:
First, reporters noticed a gap between the brothers in Prince Philip’s funeralA few weeks later, William and Harry walked away from each other at the unveiling of a memorial statue honoring their mother, Princess Diana.
An insider told In Touch that William and Harry “briefly spoke at the unveiling and were speaking on civil terms”, adding that their “deep issues remain unresolved”.
“William is trying so hard to forgive Harry for what has inflicted his family, but he can’t let go of his anger,” The source says.
Of course, all this happens in the aftermath Meghan’s interview with Oprah WinfreyAn event that made peaceful relations between the Sussex family and the rest of the royal family impossible.
“We never left the family,” Meghan reminded the world, noting that she and Harry had stepped back from their professional roles.
“We used to say, ‘Well, if this doesn’t work for everyone, we’re in too much pain, and you can’t give us the help we need, we can just take a step back,'” the Duchess continued.
“We can do it in a Commonwealth country.” We suggested New Zealand and South Africa.”
This conciliatory offer was ignored, and she and Harry proceeded to move to America, a gesture many viewed as the ultimate betrayal.
So no, the Christmas wishes issued to Meghan this week aren’t a sign that she and members of the royal family have managed to bury the hatchet.
If anything, they serve as a reminder of how deep the split is.