Meghan Markle will celebrate her 40th Birthday today, August 4. There were rumors that she was planning an intimate birthday bash with 65 friends, planned by Oprah Winfrey’s own party planner, but they have been firmly denied. But the truth could be somewhat different.
Did she have to cancel because everyone wanted to go Barack Obama’s 60th birthday party instead?
Though her actual age has been debated in some darker parts of the internet, Meghan Markle is turning 40 (again, maybe) on Wednesday. It’s an age where many people officially consider themselves middle-aged and is usually accompanied by a rather large and impressive birthday party, where people good-naturedly rib the birthday boy or girl about getting older.
But apparently, Meghan has seemingly no plans to celebrate, or her plans are rather limited.
It’s somewhat expected, as COVID infections continue to grow, and the couple do have a new baby in the house, which no one in the world has seen.
But could the real reason be that all her anticipated party guests were uninterested in celebrating an exiled duchess’ birthday, and were more interested in attending a bash celebrating former President Barack Obama’s 60th birthday instead?
It’s not completely outside the realm of possibility.
Many of the guests anticipated at Obama’s party, would be people Meghan would be interested in inviting for network purposes. There’s of course Oprah and the Obama’s themselves, who her and Harry have supposedly modeled their newfound producing careers after. Other potential attendees include George and Amal Clooney and Steven Spielberg.
No doubt, the guest list will have the former actress seething with jealousy. Unless, of course, Meghan and Harry managed to snag an invite, which could also explain why the birthday girl is planning on a low-key nightat home.
That her alleged party fell apart isn’t a surprise, especially with the current environment. However, how popular are Harry and Meghan, really? Could she even gather a large crowd of 65 people for her birthday?
She has no family, except her mother. Harry has mostly broken his family bonds, so the royal family is out as well.
Though Meghan has friends, most of them seem more like mutually beneficial acquaintances than friends.
What will be really interesting is how the royal family celebrates her birthday. Will they do a simple obligatory photo and “Happy Birthday” caption for the royal in exile? How bland will the comment be is the question. And will it leak through the Sussex camp about what Meghan got and who called?
Or perhaps, will Meghan surprise everyone and publicly share a new picture of herself and baby Lili, with the child’s conveniently and inexplicably hidden of course. Baby Lili’s privacy must be protected after all.
Either way, congrats to Meghan on turning 40. You did quite well to turn your middling blog and role on Suitsinto royal gold. Bravo.
Now please, can you actually live a private life as you promised. That would be the perfect birthday gift to the world.