In a few days, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is set to celebrate her birthday with her family by her side. The happy event that will take place in her California mansion will be snubbed in London, England.
For her 39th birthday, Meghan Markle will have a low-key event as she did for her son’s first birthday due to the social distancing rules in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. Meghan will celebrate with Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and her mother, Doria Ragland, and some close friends virtually.
The former actress will be reminded that she no longer has a role in the royal family because, on August 4, Westminster Abbey will not ring its famous bells for Meghan’s birthday. The tradition says that the bells must ring for the birthdays of senior members of the royal family.
Some found it rather odd that despite the colossal scandal surrounding Prince Andrew, who had ties to Jeffrey Epstein and who was forced to step down from his royal duties, the bells did ring for his birthday earlier this year. It has been confirmed that bells will be heard for Princess Anne‘s birthday on August 15 and to celebrate the Duchess of Cambridge’s 39th birthday in January.
Royal fans are wondering, will Prince Harry also feel the wrath of Queen Elizabeth when he celebrates his birthday on September 15? A spokesman for the Abbey had this explanation: “The bells are usually rung to mark the birthdays of senior members of the Royal Family and through the line of succession to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children.”
Since the power couple has left their royal lifestyle behind, they have been comfortably settled into a luxury mansion that belongs to Tyler Perry and has been able to earn a huge income via paid speeches. Meghan recently gave a powerful speech along with Michelle Obama during the virtual Girl Up 2020 Leadership Summit that was watched by 40,000 people in 172 countries.
Meghan said: “I want to share something with you. It’s that those in the halls and corridors and places of power, from lawmakers and world leaders to executives, all of those people, they depend on you more than you will ever depend on them. And here’s the thing: they know this.”
She went on to state: “They know that all of you, at a younger age than any modern comparison, are setting the tone for an equitable humanity. Not figuratively, literally. This is a humanity that desperately needs you.
To push it, to push us, forcefully in a more inclusive, more just, and more empathetic direction. To not only frame the debate but be in charge of the debate—on racial justice, gender, climate change, mental health, and wellbeing, on civic engagement, on public service, on so much more.”
The power couple traded royal honors for millions, some say.