Happy Birthday, Meghan Markle! Duchess of Sussex turns 42 today

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, turns 42 today!

The former Suits actress and her husband Prince Harry were seen together in public, enjoying an evening at the chic Italian restaurant Tre Lune in Montecito to celebrate Meghan's 42nd birthday - as seen in photos obtained by the Daily Mail.

The couple's appearance at the Hollywood A-lister hotspot coincided with their first public appearance in months, seemingly quashing rumors about so-called tensions between them.

Meghan and Harry were all smiles, caught on camera leaving Tre Lune, a beloved dining spot for celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian and Ellen DeGeneres.

The Duchess, who turns 42 today, radiated in a black and white column-style Posse dress, priced at $200, carrying her Cult Gaia bag, and wearing flat strappy black sandals. Prince Harry complemented her look with a casual blue linen shirt and white trousers.

Adding a star-studded touch to their evening, the couple dined with their friend Matt Cohen, husband of Meghan's longtime friend Heather Dorak. Tre Lune, also frequented by musician Travis Barker that evening, serves an array of delectable Italian dishes ranging from $24 to $61, including 24 different pasta and risotto options and a variety of meat and fish dishes.

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Their appearance follows reports that the Sussexes have not been invited to commemorate the first anniversary of Queen's death in Britain, despite the Invictus Games in Düsseldorf, an event close to Prince Harry's heart, launching the following day.

Amid speculation about the Sussexes' future in Hollywood, including their deal with Spotify being axed and a planned Netflix show being dropped, the couple was seen in a two-minute, 40-second clip released on Wednesday.

The video, per the Daily Mail, showed them congratulating the US recipients of the first Responsible Technology Youth Power Fund (RTYPF) grants, an initiative their Archwell Foundation is a founding member of.

However, negative comments about the couple's ventures are on the rise, with one of Spotify's podcast chiefs referring to the couple as "f***ing grifters" and Hollywood powerhouse Jeremy Zimmer suggesting Meghan is "not a great audio talent, or necessarily any kind of talent".

In spite of the negativity, sources close to the couple insist that they're determined to make their American journey a success.

The couple's public outing put a rest to rumors about them focusing on solo ventures after Meghan signed with power agency William Morris Endeavor, and Harry's involvement in a Netflix series with a trip to Botswana.

Despite these separate projects, sources have clarified that the Sussexes' marriage is robust and that Harry's solo trip to Africa is strictly work-related.

While the Hollywood career of the Duke and Duchess, who relocated to the US in 2020, has faced challenges, sources close to the couple describe these as "growing pains."

Featured image credit: Charles McQuillan / Getty

Happy Birthday, Meghan Markle! Duchess of Sussex turns 42 today

vt-author-image

By VT

Article saved!Article saved!

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, turns 42 today!

The former Suits actress and her husband Prince Harry were seen together in public, enjoying an evening at the chic Italian restaurant Tre Lune in Montecito to celebrate Meghan's 42nd birthday - as seen in photos obtained by the Daily Mail.

The couple's appearance at the Hollywood A-lister hotspot coincided with their first public appearance in months, seemingly quashing rumors about so-called tensions between them.

Meghan and Harry were all smiles, caught on camera leaving Tre Lune, a beloved dining spot for celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian and Ellen DeGeneres.

The Duchess, who turns 42 today, radiated in a black and white column-style Posse dress, priced at $200, carrying her Cult Gaia bag, and wearing flat strappy black sandals. Prince Harry complemented her look with a casual blue linen shirt and white trousers.

Adding a star-studded touch to their evening, the couple dined with their friend Matt Cohen, husband of Meghan's longtime friend Heather Dorak. Tre Lune, also frequented by musician Travis Barker that evening, serves an array of delectable Italian dishes ranging from $24 to $61, including 24 different pasta and risotto options and a variety of meat and fish dishes.

size-full wp-image-1263223557
Credit: Mike Coppola / Getty

Their appearance follows reports that the Sussexes have not been invited to commemorate the first anniversary of Queen's death in Britain, despite the Invictus Games in Düsseldorf, an event close to Prince Harry's heart, launching the following day.

Amid speculation about the Sussexes' future in Hollywood, including their deal with Spotify being axed and a planned Netflix show being dropped, the couple was seen in a two-minute, 40-second clip released on Wednesday.

The video, per the Daily Mail, showed them congratulating the US recipients of the first Responsible Technology Youth Power Fund (RTYPF) grants, an initiative their Archwell Foundation is a founding member of.

However, negative comments about the couple's ventures are on the rise, with one of Spotify's podcast chiefs referring to the couple as "f***ing grifters" and Hollywood powerhouse Jeremy Zimmer suggesting Meghan is "not a great audio talent, or necessarily any kind of talent".

In spite of the negativity, sources close to the couple insist that they're determined to make their American journey a success.

The couple's public outing put a rest to rumors about them focusing on solo ventures after Meghan signed with power agency William Morris Endeavor, and Harry's involvement in a Netflix series with a trip to Botswana.

Despite these separate projects, sources have clarified that the Sussexes' marriage is robust and that Harry's solo trip to Africa is strictly work-related.

While the Hollywood career of the Duke and Duchess, who relocated to the US in 2020, has faced challenges, sources close to the couple describe these as "growing pains."

Featured image credit: Charles McQuillan / Getty