Prince Harry plans surprise trip for Meghan Markle’s 40th birthday, no party, sources say

Prince Harry may take Meghan Markle on an ‘intimate getaway’ to mark her 40th birthday, sources say.

The Duchess of Sussex will turn 40 on 4 August, and contrary to previous reports, the couple are not planning a party for 65 people at their £11 million Montecito mansion. Page six.

It was suggested that Meghan hired celebrity wedding and event planner Colin Cowie to organize her birthday celebration, but that “definitely isn’t happening,” the publication reported.

Instead, the mother of two – who recently gave birth to daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana – will reportedly be celebrating a “low-key” affair amid the worsening Covid-19 situation in California.

Prince Harry may take Meghan Markle on an 'intimate getaway' to mark her 40th birthday, sources say (pictured together in October 2018)

Prince Harry may take Meghan Markle on an ‘intimate getaway’ to mark her 40th birthday, sources say (pictured together in October 2018)

The pair are not planning to attend former President Obama’s big birthday party – who turns 60 on the same day – which is reportedly taking place this weekend at his home in Martha’s Vineyard.

How Harry – who is on parental leave – plans to spoil his wife on her special day is unknown, but people close to the couple told the publication that there are plenty of places near their home where he can take her and can take their two children with them.

According to The mirrorPrince Harry has reportedly ordered a cake for his wife from a local bakery, Posies & Sugar, which makes cakes in a simple, half-naked frosting look and decorated with flowers.

Last year, Meghan enjoyed a quiet birthday at home amid the Covid-19 pandemic, five months after she and Harry sensationally left the royal family and moved to the US.

Last year, Meghan enjoyed a quiet birthday at home amid the Covid-19 pandemic, five months after she and Harry sensationally left the royal family and moved to the US (pictured while pregnant earlier this year)

Last year, Meghan enjoyed a quiet birthday at home amid the Covid-19 pandemic, five months after she and Harry sensationally left the royal family and moved to the US (pictured while pregnant earlier this year)

Last year, Meghan enjoyed a quiet birthday at home amid the Covid-19 pandemic, five months after she and Harry sensationally left the royal family and moved to the US (pictured while pregnant earlier this year)

Her 40th is five months ahead of her sister-in-law Kate Middleton, while Prince William will also reach the milestone next June.

Since being together, Harry and Meghan have enjoyed intimate birthday celebrations. For the Duchess’s 36th, the Prince took her to Botswana, where they conducted conservation work with the charity Elephants Without Borders.

She celebrated her 37th – her first birthday as an official member of the royal family – at the wedding of Harry’s friend Charlie van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks in Surrey.

At 38, Meghan’s first as a mother, following the birth of son Archie in May 2019, the couple held a private party at their Frogmore Cottage home in Windsor before flying to Ibiza.

Last month it was reported that Prince Harry has struck a lucrative deal for four books, with the second coming out after the Queen’s death.

It is unknown how Harry - who is on parental leave - plans to spoil his wife on her special day.  Pictured: Harry and Meghan with Archie in a photo released to announce they are expecting their second child

It is unknown how Harry - who is on parental leave - plans to spoil his wife on her special day.  Pictured: Harry and Meghan with Archie in a photo released to announce they are expecting their second child

It is unknown how Harry – who is on parental leave – plans to spoil his wife on her special day. Pictured: Harry and Meghan with Archie in a photo released to announce they are expecting their second child

Industry insiders said the first “tell all” tome revealed by Harry is just the “tip of the iceberg.”

Sources said the Duke of Sussex oversaw the bids and told publishers to start with £18 million, with the final figure potentially reaching £29 million.

The deal sees a memoir being released next year — when the Queen’s platinum anniversary is — and the second book will be withheld until after her death.

Meanwhile, Meghan has to write a ‘wellness’ guidebook as part of the contract with Penguin Random House. The subject and author of the fourth title is unknown.

The Duchess is also said to be working on a new Netflix animated series that will be based – at least in part – on her own childhood, featuring the title character named Pearl, the origin meaning of her name.

Last month, she revealed that she will both “create and produce” the series, which focuses on a “12-year-old heroine who finds inspiration in influential women of history.”

Few other details have been released about the series – which is co-produced by Elton John’s husband David Furnish – including which influential female figures will appear, but the choice of name for the young “heroine” offers a fair amount of insight into the kind of character that will appear on screen. will be displayed.

The name Meghan originated in Wales, where it is traditionally spelled Megan, but it originally came from the Greek name Margaret, derived from the word margaritēs, which translates to “pearl.”

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