MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry surprised Kate Middleton with “thoughtful gifts” on her 39th birthday, a source has claimed.
The Duchess of Cambridge is said to have enjoyed “low-key” celebrations at her home in Norfolk with husband Prince William and their three children, George, Charlotte, and Louis last weekend.
Meghan and Harry showered Kate with “thoughtful gifts” on her 39th birthday, a source has claimedCredit: PA:Press Association/PA Images
And according to a source Kate received a special package from across the pond from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their son Archie.
The Sussexes, now based in Santa Barbara, California, are thought to have sent over a thoughtful card, as well as gifts to their sister-in-law.
A source told US Weekly: “It was a nice surprise. Kate wasn’t expecting anything from the couple.”
The magazine also claimed that Kate had been “showered with gifts” by William, including a pair of diamond earrings.
The couple sent a card as well as gifts to the Duchess of CambridgeCredit: PA:Press Association/PA Images
It comes in stark contrast to Kate’s 38th birthday, which was said to be “ruined” by Meghan and Harry’s decision to step down as senior royals.
Royal author Phil Dampier said that Kate’s special day has undoubtedly been wrecked by Meghan and Harry’s news.
He told Fabulous Digital: “Apart from anything else Harry and Meghan’s announcement has overshadowed Kate’s 38th birthday.”
Kate is believed to have been with her family at their Norfolk home on her birthday, where the Cambridges spent Christmas after the Queen decided to have a quiet festive period at Windsor Castle.
Kate is thought to have enjoyed “low-key” celebrations with her family at Anmer HallCredit: PA Media
Her birthday celebrations are thought to have have be a private affair, due to lockdown restrictions, with William and their three children – seven-year-old Prince George, Princess Charlotte, five, and two-year-old Prince Louis.
But despite the distance, the Royal Family still sent their best wishes to the duchess.
The Royal Family social media account shared a message from the Queen, writing: “Wishing The Duchess of Cambridge a very happy birthday today!” – with the message complete with a cake emoji.
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