Meghan Markle was kissing her OWN THUMB in photo shared by Tyler Perry, claim Royal fans
Meghan's pal and actor Tyler Perry had posted a birthday tribute along with the photo on Twitter to send birthday greetings to the Duchess of Sussex
In Perry's photo that was posted online, Mehgan is pictured kissing a black girl's hand at an event. According to several royal admirers and pro-monarchy experts, the Duchess was allegedly kissing her own thumb instead of the girl's hand.
Fans have shared several close-up shots of the photo to back up their claim, but a clearer version shows Meghan Markle kissing the girl's hand.
Tyler Perry shared the picture with the caption: "I’ve had a front row seat in your life for the past few years. I’ve watched you endure things that would have broken a lot of people. I'm so incredibly proud to see how happy you, your husband, and your kids are now. It fills me with joy to say Happy Birthday Princess Meghan."
I’ve had a front row seat in your life for the past few years. I’ve watched you endure things that would have broken a lot of people. I'm so incredibly proud to see how happy you, your husband, and your kids are now. It fills me with joy to say Happy Birthday Princess Meghan. pic.twitter.com/zCkuAzFSrD— Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) August 5, 2022
Meanwhile, as British Royals wished Meghan Markle on her birthday, Queen Elizabeth kept mum. Experts say "Queen's snub of Meghan Markle on her 41st birthday is notable."
Meghan celebrated her 41st birthday yesterday at home in California with her husband Prince Harry and children Archie and Lilibet. The Royal Family Twitter account has publicly wished her a happy birthday every year since she married Harry in 2018, including last year when she turned 40.
However, the account made no mention of Meghan's birthday this year, and its only post yesterday was about Princess Anne's visit to Edinburgh. Meghan's birthday was also not mentioned on the Royal Family's official Instagram account.
The failure to mark Meghan's birthday on the accounts was "notable," according to the Daily Express' royal correspondent Richard Palmer, but it could be due to a new convention. "The Queen's website neglected to mention the big day after deciding it will only mark the birthdays of non-working members of the family when they end in a zero," he wrote in the publication today.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the other hand, took to social media to wish their sister-in-law a happy birthday, captioning her photo: "Wishing a happy birthday to The Duchess of Sussex!"
Wishing a happy birthday to The Duchess of Sussex! pic.twitter.com/HrYdCbe6N1— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) August 4, 2022
While the internet's tolerant side praised both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for being the bigger person, others believe that they did not need to wish Meghan because of her ongoing feud with the Royal family since 2020's Megxit and multiple interviews seemingly attacking the Royal family.
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, also expressed their best wishes.
The birthday message to Meghan comes amid a rift between William and Meghan's husband, Prince Harry. The rift between the two brothers has received a lot of attention, with William reportedly concerned about Harry's fast-developing relationship with Meghan ahead of their royal wedding in 2018.
The tense feud quickly erupted, with Harry claiming his brother was "trapped" within the royal system in a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey following his resignation as a senior royal.
There has also been reported tension between Meghan and Kate, with Kate previously described as "sobbing" during a heated argument prior to the Duchess of Sussex's wedding day in May 2018. Rumors that Meghan made Kate cry were debunked in 'Finding Freedom,' Meghan's pal Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand's 2020 book about the royals. However, during Meghan and Harry's candid interview with Oprah, Meghan revealed that she was the one crying.
Harry and Meghan visited the UK earlier this summer with their children Archie and Lilibet for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations but were not photographed with William and Kate, and are not thought to have spent much time with them in private.