By Amy Hunt
It's a special day in the Sussex household today (4th August), as the Duchess celebrates her 38th birthday.
And Prince Harry has made sure to share a touching message with the world to mark the occasion, paying tribute to his 'amazing' wife.
Over on the SussexRoyal Instagram account, the Duke posted a picture of Meghan from their tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand late last year.
Alongside the picture, he wrote, 'Wishing HRH The Duchess of Sussex a very Happy Birthday 🎂
‘Happy Birthday to my amazing wife. Thank you for joining me on this adventure!'. The message was then adorably signed, 'Love, H' - providing a sweet insight into the nicknames the couple might have for one another.
It's been reported that the Duchess will be spending her big day privately and quietly with her family, Harry and baby Archie, as she celebrates her birthday for the first time as a mother.
Some royal insiders have also claimed that Meghan Markle, Harry and Archie will soon be joining the Queen and Prince Philip in Balmoral, where they spend the summer every year. However, it's not known whether the Sussexes will actually be there today.
It's certainly been a whirlwind 'adventure' year for Meghan and her new family, with she and the Duke of Sussex tying the knot just over a year ago, and welcoming their baby son almost a year to the day of their wedding.
Despite her pregnancy, the Duchess has also thrown herself into her royal work - most recently, guest editing the September issue of British Vogue.
She worked alongside the editor Edward Enninful to create an issue based around the idea of 'Forces for Change', highlighting the people and causes making a difference in the world.
The Duchess of Sussex penned handwritten notes to thank people who were involved in her issue, including best-selling author Matt Haig, who writes fiction and non-fiction and has most famously penned books about his mental health.
He shared a photo of the message from Meghan, explaining, 'Got home to some unusual mail, amid all the bills and magazines. An envelope from Kensington Palace.
'HRH Duchess Meghan called me a ‘force for change’ and now I can die happy.'
Amy Hunt is Life Channel Editor at womanandhome.com, having been with the brand since 2015. She began as the magazine's features assistant before moving over to digital as a News and Features Writer, before becoming Senior Writer, and now a Channel Editor. She has worked on either women's lifestyle websites previously too—including Woman's Weekly, Goodto.com, Woman, and Woman's Own. In 2019, Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards, for her work on womanandhome.com. She is passionate about everything from books, to homes, to food and the latest news on the royal family. When she isn't editing or updating articles on cleaning, homewares, the newest home gadgets, or the latest books releases for the website, she's busy burying her nose in a gripping thriller, practising yoga, or buying new homeware of her own.
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