Queen Elizabeth Is Reportedly Throwing Meghan Markle a Birthday Party

Natasha Reda
Queen Elizabeth Is Reportedly Throwing Meghan Markle a Birthday Party

No doubt about it, Meghan Markle has had a pretty momentous past year(-ish): She married Prince Harry, received a fancy royal title, gave birth to Baby Archie, and now she's just a couple of months away from celebrating her 38th birthday. To mark it, Queen Elizabeth II herself is reportedly planning a special party in her honor. According to British tabloid The Sun, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly been invited to the Queen's Balmoral estate in Scotland for a few days to celebrate her August 4 birthday, complete with afternoon tea. The mini-break will also likely be Archie's first royal holiday, according to The Sun.

"The Queen and Prince Philip adore the couple and, of course, their new great-grandson Archie, and they have invited them to Balmoral for a few days," a source told the British tabloid. "It is a testament to Meghan that she has been given this invite. It's a huge honor."

The Sun also mentions the royal catering team will make Markle a cake to ring in her birthday and that the Sussex family will be given their own wing in the estate. But there's a reason why this invite is an extra-big deal.

“It’s no secret Balmoral is Her Majesty’s favorite home, and that’s why this invite is so special and heartfelt,” the source told The Sun.

The invite is equally momentous for Markle, who's still on maternity leave: This will be her first royal holiday to Balmoral. Her last public appearance was at Trooping the Colour earlier this month, where she joined her husband, as well as Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their three children, in London to officially mark the Queen's 93rd birthday.

Trooping The Colour 2019

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Of course, plans could change in the next six weeks—but that's not going to stop us from checking our mailboxes for this royal party invite in the meantime.

Originally Appeared on Glamour