Royal birthdays are an exciting time of year, and the Duchess of Cambridge just rang in her 37th on Jan. 9! Though the mother of three was surrounded by close friends and family, two rather important royals – Prince Harry and Meghan! – were missing from the celebrations, according to The mail on Sunday
Keeping things low key, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent the happy day on Sunday (Jan. 6) at their Norfolk home of Anmer Hall, as per the publication. The Mail reported that there were a number of Kate’s friends on hand to celebrate her birthday, like Emilia Jardine-Paterson, her college hockey teammate. Emilia – Prince George’s godmother – also brought along her husband, David.
Also in attendance was Princess Charlotte’s godmother, Laura Meade, and her husband, James, as well as Kate’s longtime friend Sophie Carter and her husband, Robert. Many royal watchers will remember that the duchess played a role in Sophie and Robert’s nuptials in September 2018 – where Prince George and Princess Charlotte completely stole the show as bridesmaid and pageboy!
There could be many reasons explaining Meghan and Harry’s absence from Kate’s birthday. Given the fact that they are expecting their first child in a few months’ time, they must have more than a few things on their to-do list … Like renovating their new family home of Frogmore Cottage! Just in time to welcome Baby Sussex, their quiet country home will be all set, hopefully with a stunning nursery and an extra room for grandma Doria Ragland to settle in.
It’s very likely that Duchess Meghan sent her sister-in-law many well wishes for her big day, and they clearly shared a few happy moments together while with the Royal Family at Sandringham for Christmas.