Meghan Markle’s birthday holds special meaning to Queen Elizabeth

The 37th birthday of Meghan Markle on 4th August marks the big day for the royal family.

Meghan Markle's birthday holds special meaning to Queen Elizabeth
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This isn’t the first official birthday of Meghan as the Duchess of Sussex; it has also been the birthday of another royal: the late Queen Mum, Queen Elizabeth’s beloved mother. The Queen Mum— born Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon on 4th August 1900— was an important member of the royal family. One of the nine children, she was intelligent and well-educated too as well as spoke French fluently by the age of 10 after she has received home-schooling lessons— as per the royal family’s official website. She met her husband, then Prince Albert, in her late teens and later got married in 1923.

Their first daughter, Princess Elizabeth was born in 1926 and their second Princess Margaret in 1930. In 1937, the Queen Mum and her husband claimed the throne unexpectedly [following the abdication of Prince Edward over his marriage to American divorcee Wallis Simpson], and she immediately made it the central duty of her as well as her family.

Elizabeth Angela was so devoted that when World War II began and officials suggested she moved with her kids to North America and responded: “The children will not leave unless I do. I shall not leave unless their father does, and the King will not leave the country in any circumstances whatsoever.” As a new mama, the Queen Mum was attached to baby Elizabeth and talked openly about how hard it was to leave her to fulfill her royal duties.

As per the biography, ‘The Queen Mother,’ when she and Albert had to travel to Australia in 1927, she wrote in her diary that she fell “very miserable at leaving the baby.” The former “Suits” actress will be celebrating her birthday this year at the wedding of one of Prince Harry’s best friends, Charlie Van Sttraubenzee to Daisy Jenks. Last year, Meghan and Harry spent her birthday in Africa on a safari vacay.

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