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This Is How Meghan Markle Is Spending Her First Royal Birthday

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With Aug. 4 fast approaching, Meghan Markle soon enjoys a big one: her first birthday in the royal family. And according to Hello!, the Duchess of Sussex will usher in her 37th year in true royal fashion.

While it would be easy to imagine Harry whisking his bride off to some exotic locale for a birthday vacation, duty calls. Instead, Markle and her man will attend a royal-related event. Per Hello!, Charlie van Straubenzee — one of Harry’s dearest friends — is getting married on Markle’s birthday, and Harry will reportedly act as Straubenzee’s best man.

This news comes via royal photographer Tim Rooke, who spilled the beans by tweeting that he wouldn’t be photographing the affair. “Unfortunately, I will be missing the wedding of Charlie Van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks where Prince Harry will be the best man on August 4th in Churt Surrey as I will be on the beach. Can’t-do everything!”

Although the wedding isn’t an official royal responsibility, it’s likely a big deal for Harry. His family’s history with the van Straubenzees stretches back to prep school, and both Charlie and his older brother, Thomas, are close to Harry and his older brother, Prince William (Thomas is even Princess Charlotte’s godfather).

So, Markle is undoubtedly happy to be her husband’s date on such a special occasion.

Besides, Markle and Harry manage to make just about anything look romantic. On Thursday, Markle cheered Harry on as his polo team won the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup. Nacho Figueras, Harry’s teammate, happily third-wheeled with the couple and made headlines of his own for gushing over the pair’s “incredible love story.”