Sussexes not repaying royal birthday wishes is ‘nothing personal’, says expert

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With the Royal Family often wishing Meghan Markle a happy birthday, the "very sweet" gesture is rarely reciprocated, with a royal expert saying it's "not personal".

The Duchess of Sussex celebrates her 41st birthday on August 4 and will likely receive another public showing of birthday wishes from fans and family.

But Meghan doesn't offer the same to working members of the Royal Family, which a royal expert has said is nothing against The Firm, but because the Sussexes have turned their back on social media.

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Royal expert Kinsey Schofield claimed that the pair "limit their access to social media" and don't have the chance to send public well wishes to royals.

Speaking to Perez Hilton about the relationship between the Sussexes and the Royal Family on her To Di for Daily podcast, her guest believed the pair had backed down from social media so as not to "outshine Prince William or Prince Charles."

Speaking to the Daily Star, Kinsey responded to Perez's claims: "I don't necessarily agree with that. I think the Sussexes limit their access to social media for their mental health and I completely understand that decision.

"The Royal Family is very sweet to wish Meghan a happy birthday but I don't think it's personal that the Sussexes don't wish the royals a happy birthday".

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Kinsey added that the lack of social media did provide some damage to the "public perception of the relationship" between Sussexes and The Firm.

Kinsey added: "Sussex fans might see it as proof that Harry and Meghan don't like members of the Royal Family but I think they aren't looking at the entire picture.

"In today's world a tweet or Instagram post becomes a headline within five minutes or less. Harry and Meghan still carry out their business through formal press releases, private messages, etc. Their offices are very traditional. Let's be honest, we would all criticize them if they sent a formal press release wishing Prince William a happy birthday."

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