Royal Family

Meghan Markle planning something ‘meaningful’ to celebrate Harry’s birthday on Friday

The Duke of Sussex turns 39 on September 15, as the couple are set to spend the day together in Germany at the Invictus Games….Read more

Meghan Markle is tipped to do something “meaningful” for Prince Harry as she helps him celebrate turning 39 on Friday September 15, according to a royal expert.

The couple are currently in Düsseldorf, Germany, for the 2023 Invictus Games, where they will stay until at least the weekend as both Harry and Meghan are expected to be at the closing ceremony on Saturday.

The Duchess flew in from Los Angeles on Tuesday via a brief stopover in London to join her husband, and addressed the crowd during a reception later that Tuesday night, where she apologised for missing the first three days of the Games as she was taking care of their children back in the US.

Royal historian Tessa Dunlop pointed out the Sussexes always give each other gifts with “meaning” for their birthdays, as one year she gave him “just a picture of [Prince] Archie”.

She told OK! magazine: “I presume Meghan will join him there later, they’ll do a double act there. They’ll do something meaningful, they’re in a neutral space in Germany and I think they’ll have a good one.”

Harry and Meghan in fancy outfits

Meghan and Harry will celebrate his 39th birthday together (Image: Getty)

Ms Dunlop said Meghan will try to make the day extra special for Harry as she knows it is a “difficult” time for him, as it is close to the anniversary of his mother’s death.

Princess Diana was killed in a car accident in Paris on August 31 1997 and her funeral was held on September 6, just days before Harry’s 13th birthday on September 15.

The expert added: “There’s a lot of pain around a September birthday for Harry, because of the big funeral and the ramifications with his mother.”

Harry and Meghan at the Invictus Games

The couple looked delighted to be together again on stage at a ceremony for the Invictus Games hosted by Fisher House, a non-profit organisation which provides support for families of veterans.

Meghan told the assembled crowd: “Hi everybody. It is so special to be here and I’m sorry I’m a little late to the party.

“Like so many of you, you know this is about family and friends and the community that Invictus has created and Fisher House has created, and so I had to spend a little bit more time getting the little ones settled at home

“Three milkshakes and a school drop off and I just landed a couple of hours ago and I am thrilled that the first event I can do for Invictus is here with all of you.”

Diana And Harry

Harry’s birthday falls just a couple of weeks after the anniversary of Diana’s death (Image: Getty)

German media outlets have also reported that the Duchess is due to give a “very emotional” speech during the Invictus closing ceremony on September 16.

According to sources the Sussexes left the event after about an hour, returning to the Hyatt Regency where they are staying in the presidential suite.

Meghan was photographed being driven out of the airport in Düsseldorf earlier this afternoon, with Harry arriving in Germany last weekend following a short trip to London for the WellChild Awards and to visit his grandmother Queen Elizabeth’s grave on the anniversary of her death last Friday.

Related Articles

Back to top button