Meghan Markle’s birthday wish all stems from the “brutal time” she had in her 20s and her teens. Meghan Markle will be spending her birthday in her temporary LA home, a £15million mansion on the Beverly Ridge Estate formerly owned by actor and producer Tyler Perry.
While the coronavirus pandemic may make the day a more low key affair, her day is set to be rocked by the scandal and revelations anticipated for the August 11 launch of the royal biography Finding Freedom.
The book is set to explore the very reason the couple chose to step down from royal life in January.
However, the book crisis aside, there is one thing the former Suits actress always asks for on her birthday.
Every year, Meghan uses her new milestone to reflect on her life and make a few wishes about her future, inspired by her mum Doria Ragland.
“My mom has always said that birthdays are your own personal New Year,” Meghan wrote in 2016 on her now deleted The Tig lifestyle website.
“Your own chance to make resolutions just for yourself and what you prognosticate for your year ahead.”
Meghan said she wishes for: “More surprises, more adventure, more opportunities to grow, more days filled with giggles and cheeky jokes, more delicious meals, and more inspiration. Always more inspiration.”
She previously imparted these words of wisdom to her website followers, after years of struggling with her identity.
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“My high school had cliques: the black girls and white girls, the Filipino and the Latina girls.
“Being biracial, I fell somewhere in between.
“So everyday during lunch, I busied myself with meetings – French club, student body, whatever one could possibly do between noon and 1pm- I was there.
“Not so that I was more involved, but so that I wouldn’t have to eat alone.”
But in 2014, Meghan declared she was the happiest she’s ever been.
“I am 33 years old today,” she said.
“And I am happy. And I say that so plainly because, well…it takes time.
“To be happy. To figure out how to be kind to yourself. To not just choose that happiness, but to feel it.”