Meghan Markle reportedly feels ‘cooped up’ and wants to celebrate her 39th birthday away from her mega-mansion in Los Angeles.
Meghan Harry and their son Archie are currently staying at the $18m Hollywood home of entertainment mogul Tyler Perry after moving in before the pandemic hit earlier this year.
But it seems that Meghan wants to leave the city for her birthday on August 4.
An insider has revealed the royal is likely to host the get together in the town of Montecito, California, where her friend Oprah Winfrey also lives.
Meghan wants only her closest friends to attend the bash and will likely require them to undergo a Covid-19 test before being admitted.
Markle and her family have only stepped outside from their new home a handful of times and reports suggest they are starting to feel claustraphobic.
The friend told the Daily Mail : “Whatever she ends up doing for her birthday, Meghan said it will be low-key.
“She said she doesn’t want to come across as being careless and irresponsible.”
Last year Meghan celebrated her 38th birthday by having a ‘family day’ at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor and had a cake sent to her by Stoke Newington-based Luminary Bakery.
Sources say her mother Doria “continues to live” with the couple and 14-month-old Archie at their new home.
While Doria, 63, lived with Meghan and Harry at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor when Archie was born, the source said their time at the US mansion is the “most time she has spent with her grandson”.
Doria, a former social worker, is said to be acting as an “unofficial nanny” as Meghan and Harry set up their lives state-side.
Meghan and Harry recently moved into Tyler Perry’s exclusive Beverly Hills home, which is a 24,545 square foot, eight-bedroom home known for its privacy.
The Tuscan-style villa sits on 22 acres on the top of a hill in the ultra-exclusive Beverly Ridge Estates guard-gated community.
It boasts eight-bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, and was custom-built by Perry after he bought the 22-acre site back in 2004.
Details bout their move to America are set to be unveiled in an upcoming unofficial autobiography.
Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family is due out on August 11 but Amazon has already chopped its price tag down from £20 to £13.60.
The anticipated book is set to shed light on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s bombshell decision to quit as senior royals.
The 368-page account has been written by former showbiz journalist Omid Scobie and royal reporter Carolyn Durand.
It is said to be based on accounts from the royal couple’s friends, while the authors are understood to have been given access to the Duke and Duchess themselves.
The publishers claim the work will “dispel the many rumours and misconceptions” which have surrounded the pair.
An insider previously told The Sun Harry, 35, “had been unhappy for a long, long time” and that the book will reveal he was the driving force behind the ‘abdication’ in March.