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Meghan and Harry just broke their Insta-silence after yesterday's big announcement

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s major announcement yesterday – that they plan to step down as senior royals and become financially independent , splitting their time between the UK and North America – was big news. And as a result, one other notable royal happening this week has been somewhat overshadowed: Kate Middleton’s birthday .

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Today, the Duchess of Cambridge turns 38, and it’s thought she’ll be enjoying a low-key celebration in London with her family (when George and Charlotte get back from school) to mark it.

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But despite all that’s going on for Meghan and Harry today, it seems they haven’t forgotten about their sister-in-law’s big day. Having remained hush hush on social media since their early-evening post last night which dropped the big bombshell, the Sussexes broke that silence to wish Kate a very happy birthday

In a post uploaded by Prince William and Kate Middleton’s official Instagram page, @KensingtonRoyal , the Sussexes commented: “Wishing a very happy birthday to The Duchess of Cambridge today! 🎂❤️”

Not that we’re over-analysing here or anything – but the love heart was a nice touch, reassuring us that the royal family are still solid and united (and loving) despite all the behind-the-scenes drama that’s very evidently playing out

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Thank you everyone for all your lovely messages on The Duchess of Cambridge’s birthday! Photo 📷 by @MattPorteous

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The Instagram post featured a picture of 38-year-old Kate, smiling into the distance as she sits on top of a fence. “Thank you everyone for all your lovely messages on The Duchess of Cambridge’s birthday!” the caption read

Hopefully the fallout from the Meghan/Harry situation won’t have distracted Prince William too much today from celebrating his wife’s birthday; last night’s official statement from Buckingham Palace indicated that the royal family were just as surprised to hear the Sussexes‘ news as we were

Story continues Forget all that, have a glass of champers, and toast to another year of greatness, Kate

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