Happy Birthday Meghan! The Duchess of Sussex turns 39 in Los Angeles after she and Prince Harry left the royal family for 12 months
- The Duchess of Sussex is celebrating her 39th birthday in Los Angeles today
- She had a whirlwind year in which she and Harry left the royal family
- Meghan Markle received public congratulations from members of the royal family
- This birthday falls into a controversy over the biography of the Sussexes
The Duchess of Sussex celebrates her 39th birthday after a cyclone of 12 months in which her life has changed.
A year ago, Meghan Markle was a working member of the British royal family and lived on the Windsor Castle grounds with husband Harry and their son Archie.
But today the family lives in Los Angeles after breaking away from the monarchy this spring for personal and financial freedom.
Last year, Meghan received public congratulations from high-ranking members of the royal family, including Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. It remains to be seen whether the family will post today.
However, it is believed that this is unlikely since Meghan and Harry no longer have an active Instagram account.
The Duchess of Sussex celebrates her 39th birthday after a cyclone of 12 months in which her life has changed. In the picture, Harry and Meghan speak from their Los Angeles home
This year's birthday is marked by controversy over the publication of the bombshell biography of Sussexes, Finding Freedom, which bridges the gap between the couple and the company's members.
The book, written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durant, claims that Sussex-Cambridges relationships have become so bitter that the couples hardly spoke to each other in March.
The 35-year-old Prince Harry and Meghan moved with their 14-month-old son to America just a few weeks before the world was destroyed by the coronavirus pandemic and lived under lock and key.
Birthday parties are likely to be cautious, with the state of California, which they now call home, reportedly the highest number of Covid-19 cases in America.
A year ago, Meghan Markle was a working member of the British royal family and lived on the Windsor Castle grounds with husband Harry and their son Archie. The couple resigned from their royal duties in March. Pictured during one of her last engagements in London this month
Despite restrictions, the couple expressed their opinions on issues, particularly the renewed focus on equality and race after George Floyd's death in the United States.
In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, Meghan, who was the first bi-racial person to marry a high-ranking king, gave a passionate speech to her old high school after Mr. Floyd's death, and shared her "absolute devastation" with racial divisions.
The issue of racial equality is expected to be part of their public work when the couple officially founds their new nonprofit, Archewell, which has replaced the UK-based Royal Sussex Foundation, which has been dissolved.
Last year, Prince Harry Meghan sent a happy birthday to the Sussex Royal Instagram account
The couple worked behind the scenes to urge top executives around the world to show solidarity with groups calling for a boycott on Facebook.
The Duke and Duchess have spoken to a number of organizations that are leading the Stop Hate For Profit campaign. This prompts companies to stop advertising on the platform because the social network is no longer taking action to eliminate hate speech.
A source said: "While we developed Archewell, one of the areas that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wanted to address was online hate speech, and we have worked on it with civil rights and racial rights groups. & # 39;
As of March 31, Harry and Meghan stopped using their HRH styles and ceased to be senior royals.
The couple's new life in Los Angeles is costly, but it is not known how they will pay for their lifestyle, despite speculation about book contracts and lecture-group contracts that the couple may have signed.