Kate Middleton celebrated her 37th birthday with an afternoon lunch at Anmer Hall over the weekend. Prince William and the rest of her family attended the event, but Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly skipped out on the festivities.
Anmer Hall is located close to Sandringham in Norfolk country and all of Middleton’s close friends were invited to the bash. But amid rumors of her growing feud with Markle, the former actress and her husband declined the invitation.
According to Radar Online, a few members of the royal family were at the party along with several of Middleton’s closest friends. This includes the Duchess of Cambridge’s bestie, Emilia Jardine-Paterson, who also attended Marlborough College and is Prince George’s godmother.
Although Middleton’s friends made it to the party, sources claim that Harry and Markle ditched the event. It is unclear why the couple could not make it to the party, but the news comes amid reports that Markle’s feud with Middleton is reaching epic proportions.
The feud rumors heated up after Markle and Harry announced they were moving out of Kensington Palace for a larger estate in Windsor. The two are planning to move to Frogmore Cottage as they prepare for the birth of their first child.
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Sources claim that Markle wanted to put some distance between her and Middleton because they were not getting along. In light of the rumors, the couple assured fans that they are moving out simply because they need more space for their growing family.
Middleton has not said anything about the birthday snub. She was spotted enjoying tea with William and her kids on the actual day of her birthday, so it is possible that she kept things pretty low key for a reason.
Meghan Markle is due to have her first child with Prince Harry this coming spring. The two have not commented on the feud rumors and spent the Christmas holiday together with the rest of the royal family at Sandringham.