Today is the Duchess of Cambridge’s 40th birthday, a significant milestone in the royal’s life. Kate is expected to celebrate with her husband Prince William and children Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three. While birthdays are usually a time for celebration, her special day was overshadowed two years ago by an announcement from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
William and Harry’s relationship has been strained for several years, and this situation was worsened when the Sussexes announced in January 2020 that they planned to leave royal duties.
The announcement sent shockwaves around the world, and also may have inadvertently impacted Kate’s birthday the day after, a royal author claimed.
Phil Dampier told The Sun at the time: “Apart from anything else, Harry and Meghan’s announcement has overshadowed Kate’s 38th birthday.
“It’s just another example how far the so-called Fab Four have drifted apart and I doubt Harry and Meghan will be at any celebrations for Kate.
“It’s a sad day for the monarchy that these two brothers and their wives, who had the potential to be such a positive force, are now in this position.”
The relationship between Kate and Meghan has been a subject of much debate in recent years.
In November 2018, the Telegraph reported that Meghan made Kate cry at a bridesmaids’ dress fitting for Princess Charlotte.
Kensington Palace didn’t comment on the story when it was published.
Meghan later told Oprah Winfrey in March…