Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is celebrating her 42nd birthday today, but it seems that the Royal Family has made the decision not to publicly wish her a happy birthday.

Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, stepped away from their roles as senior members of the Royal Family in 2020.

In previous years, the Royal Family had taken to social media to extend their birthday wishes to Meghan.

The late Queen Elizabeth was the first to publicly wish Meghan a happy birthday when she moved to America, posting a picture of the two of them on the Royal Family's Instagram account.

Other members of the Royal Family, including Prince William, Kate Middleton, King Charles, and Camilla, also sent their birthday greetings to Meghan.

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A year later, the Royal Family shared birthday tributes to Meghan on Twitter, with Prince William and Kate saying: "Wishing a happy 40th birthday to The Duchess of Sussex!".

Last year, the Royal Family wished Meghan a happy birthday on Twitter, but chose to share photos on Instagram using the platform's Stories feature, which expires after 24 hours.

This year, however, the Royal Family has not yet posted any birthday messages for Meghan.

In previous years, these messages were typically posted at 9am.

Instead, Prince William and Kate have so far only taken to Twitter today to congratulate the team behind the documentary Rhino Man.

They said: "Congratulations to the RHINO MAN team! Such an important story being told, great to see it being recognised."