The Duchess of Sussex will be celebrating her 37th birthday and first official “royal” birthday on August 4. In just a few short months of being fully royal, she’s managed to win over more hearts across the globe than anyone thought possible.
Before marrying her prince, she already had a taste of stardom, but she could never have predicted how drastically her life would change once becoming an official Duchess.
As if overnight, she became a fashion icon, beauty inspiration, and role model for women and girls of all ages. Now that her birthday is drawing near, one can only expect people from far and wide to pull out all the stops in honor of her big day.
It has been reported that just days before her birthday, she’s already received a gift.
Per royal protocol, most all gifts sent to family members from the public are not allowed to be kept and are often donated to charity. This one, though, just might make the cut, for it completely embodies everything she stands for and loves.
The animal rights organization, PETA, sent a $377 (£290) purse from a designer named Alexandra K. What gives this bag even more meaning is that it is completely cruelty-free and made with vegan leather. The front of the bag has a gold badge proudly stating that claim.
PETA Director, Elisa Allen, spoke to sources about the gift: “PETA believes this animal-friendly bag is absolutely perfect for the Duchess, as she is mostly vegan and cares about animals and the environment - in sharp contrast to the leather industry, which, in partnership with the meat trade, kills over 1 billion animals every year.”
She continued: “Chances are that this gorgeous handbag will inspire the Duchess to embrace vegan fashion and leave all animal skins out of her wardrobe, as she’s done with fur.”
Allen then finished by saying: “PETA hopes the gift will encourage the royal family and its fans alike to embrace compassionate brands like Alexandra K and to steer clear of cruelly obtained animal skins.”
The purse is unbelievably stunning and looks just like something the Duchess would be seen sporting. We can’t wait to see if it pops up in photos in the near future!
Happy 37th birthday, Meghan!