Meghan Markle's birthday snub from Royal Family suggests Queen is giving Duchess the 'cold shoulder'

A royal expert believes the lack of social media post congratulating Meghan has a 'sting in its tail'

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A royal expert has suggested that the Queen is happy to give Meghan the ‘cold shoulder’ after the Royal Family’s twitter account failed to wish the Duchess of Sussex a happy birthday.

Daniela Elser, writing in News.com.au, argued that the absence of a birthday tweet has a ‘sting in its tail.’

It’s expected that the monarch would send members of the royal family a birthday message via Twitter, however the former Suits actress is the first to get snubbed.

The 41-year-old was even wished many happy returns after her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in which she claimed a member of the royal family queried ‘how dark’ her child with Prince Harry would be.

The Duchess of Sussex leaves the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral, London, on day two of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II.
The Duchess of Sussex leaves the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral, London, on day two of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II.

Elser believes the birthday snub may be related to the Duke of Sussex’s memoir, which is expected to take aim at Prince Charles, Camilla and Prince William.

“Since the beginning of the year, there has been nearly continuous reporting claiming that Harry may well target his stepmother”, Elser said.

The absence of a birthday greeting from the @royalfamily account, which has the Queen as its profile picture, is “seriously eyebrow-raising.”

"The bottom line is that no matter why @royalfamily decided to give Meghan the brush-off, being the first non-working member of the House of Windsor to come in for a regal blanking on their birthday, has some serious sting in the tail”, she said.

"If Her Majesty had been concerned that cold-shouldering the LA native might inflame tensions, or wanted to keep the peace with the fractious Sussexes, surely the palace would have waited to roll this new social media approach until after the Duchess’ birthday."

Princess Beatrice turns 34 today, August 8, so it will be worth keeping an eye on the royal Twitter account, to see if a message is sent out