Meghan desperately wanted to be the special guest at Obama's birthday party…but she didn't even make the top 475 list08/10/2021
THERE were some very special celebrations taking place last week, with Meghan Markle and Barack Obama both marking their birthdays on August 4th.
However, the Duchess of Sussex – who turned 40 – is reported by a royal expert to be unhappy that she wasn't invited to the former US President's party.
Writing in The Sun, author Angela Levin explained that the mother-of-two "desperately wanted" to be among those in attendance at the three-day do.
She said: "I am told that despite claiming she was unable to attend, Meghan desperately wanted to be the special guest at the Obama’s amazing party."
Due to Covid restrictions, the guest list had to be shrunk down from 475.
The expert added: "But the fact is, Harry and Meghan were never even on the original list."
The fact is, Harry and Meghan were never even on the original list
Obama's bash was held at his seven-bedroom £8million holiday home in Martha Vineyard.
In addition to his wife Michelle, the final guest list included "royalty" from the worlds of Hollywood and politics.
This included Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen and Gayle King, as well as George and Amal Clooney.
In the past, the Sussexes have claimed to be close to the Obamas, and Barack – who turned 60 – back in 2016 supported Prince Harry, 36, in a jokey promotion for the Invictus Games.
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However, it is thought that Barack and Michelle wanted to take a "step back" from the couple out of respect for the Queen.
They first met Her Majesty back in 2009 at the G20 summit, and in 2011 she hosted them on a three-day State visit.
Last week, Meghan celebrated her milestone birthday by inviting A-listers, including Adele and Stella McCartney, to donate 40 minutes of their time for mentorship.
In a post on her Archewell website, she wrote: "In reflecting on my 40th birthday and the many things I am grateful for, I’m struck that time is among our most essential gifts.
"Time with our loved ones, time doing the things we love, time spent learning, laughing, growing, and the sacred time we have on this earth."
In other royal news, we told you what the likes of Prince William and Kate Middleton got in their A-level results.
We also revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a secret third home.
And this is Princess Charlotte's favourite fancy snack.
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