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Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William & More Royals Wish Meghan Markle A Happy 40th Birthday

Aug. 4 2021, Published 1:24 p.m. ET

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Despite whatever drama is going on behind closed doors, the royal family publicly shared well-wishes to Meghan Markle on her 40th birthday.

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Queen Elizabeth II was the first to wish the Duchess of Sussex a happy birthday, with The Royal Family Instagram account — run by Her Majesty's Buckingham Palace staff — sharing three photos of the mother-of-two alongside a sweet message that read: "Queen Elizabeth II, Royals Wish Meghan Markle A Happy Birthday."

In one photo, Meghan was seen holding two-year-old son Archie up while Prince Harry, 36, gazed at his wife and son. The second snap showed the Suits alum and 36-year-old smiling and clapping at an event. In the last pic, taken in June 2018, Harry's grandmother, 95, and Meghan were seen smiling side-by-side each other at their first and only joint engagement.

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Only a few minutes later, Prince William and Kate Middleton as well as Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla shared their own birthday messages via their respective social media accounts.

Alongside a photo of Meghan smiling with a lei around her neck while sitting on a beach, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wrote via their Kensington Royal account: "Wishing a happy 40th birthday to The Duchess of Sussex!" and added a birthday cake emoji.

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Meanwhile, The Prince of Wales, 72, and The Duchess of Cornwall, 74, shared a close-up photo of Meghan beaming and wrote via their Clarence House account: "Wishing The Duchess of Sussex a very happy 40th birthday," with a red balloon emoji.

Royal fans applauded the prestigious family for their posts despite Harry and Meghan publicly shaming The Firm and royal members in a slew of TV and podcast interviews. OK! reported the power couple first aired out their dirty laundry with the royals in March during their bombshell sit-down with Oprah Winfrey.

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Apart from accusing unnamed members of racism and Meghan revealing she had suicidal thoughts when she was a senior working royal member, Harry bashed his father's parenting style shortly after on Dax Shepard's "Armchair Expert" podcast.

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To add fuel to the fire, Harry recently announced he's penning a tell-all memoir about his childhood, which is expected to be released next year. The highly anticipated book is described as a "definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him."

The Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William were reportedly blindsided by Harry's latest project after his and Meghan's bombshell exit, dubbed Megxit, from the royal family last March. However, a representative for the Duke said Harry felt he didn't need permission from Buckingham Palace to share his story, but said he privately gave his family a heads-up about the book's publication.

Regardless of Harry and Meghan's apparent tension with the royals, it seems nothing can ruin Meghan's special day. The brunette beauty is set to have an “low-key” soiree at her Montecito, Calif., mansion with her A-list celeb pals. OK! reported Meghan hired Winfrey’s favorite party planner, Colin Cowie, for her "small gathering" with "about 65 people" invited, including her "her closest friends and family."

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