As Meghan Markle’s 42nd birthday approaches, news outlets report that she is planning a grand celebration in Montecito, but without her husband Prince Harry. The star-studded guest list includes names like George and Amal Clooney, Michelle and Barack Obama, Victoria and David Beckham, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, and Serena Williams, among others.
The guest count is expected to reach around 300, comprising celebrities, entrepreneurs, and prominent personalities. Surprisingly, it seems that Oprah Winfrey has been the first to decline the invitation.

Speculation surrounding Oprah and the Sussexes’ friendship arose earlier this year when she allegedly didn’t invite them to a style of dubbed birthday party, which was attended by other stars like Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez.

The rumored snub was believed to be connected to the bombshell comments made by the couple in their Netflix documentary and Harry’s forthcoming memoir.

Despite the rumors, Oprah appears to be enjoying herself, as she was recently spotted on a trip to the beautiful Amalfi Coast in Italy. Dressed casually in a white T-shirt and trousers with white shoes and black sunglasses, she seems unaffected by the controversy.

This is not the first time Oprah has allegedly turned down Meghan’s invitation. She reportedly declined attending Archie’s birthday party as well. Royal expert Katie Nicholl suggests that the couple’s friendships have been negatively impacted by the fallout from Harry’s memoir. The strained relationships, especially with Prince William, have put pressure on Meghan and Harry.

As some American celebrities and elites have distanced themselves from the couple, Meghan and Harry’s circle of A-list friends seems to be diminishing. They were not invited to Barack Obama’s 60th birthday party, and some notable stars, like Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, have chosen to skip events and projects involving the couple.

As Meghan’s birthday celebration approaches, it remains to be seen how the event will unfold and whether more celebrities will follow Oprah’s lead in declining the invitation. The tensions and controversies surrounding the Sussexes continue to fuel speculation about their relationships and standing within the entertainment world.