The Duchess of Sussex breaks silence with birthday message to Princess Charlotte

MEGHAN Markle has broken her silence while awaiting the birth of her first baby with an adorable birthday message to Princess Charlotte – complete with emojis.

Harry and Meghan sent Princess Charlotte hugs and kisses on the royal youngster’s fourth birthday in a reply to a Kensington Palace Instagram post.

The post features new photos of the fourth in line to the throne.

Signing off as “H and M”, the couple wrote to their niece: “Happy Birthday Charlotte! Lots of love, H and M xo” – along with emojis of a birthday cake and a red balloon.

Clarence House also wished the princess a “very Happy Birthday” on Twitter, as did the Royal Family.

Kensington Palace said via Instagram: “Thank you for the lovely messages for Princess Charlotte’s fourth birthday!”

Three pictures of Charlotte, taken by her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, at Kensington Palace and the family’s Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, were released to mark the princess turning four today.

In the first picture, Charlotte is pictured in a floral summer Betsy dress by Trotters as she sits cross-legged on a patch of grass at the palace.

In the other two images, the Queen’s great-granddaughter is pictured running and smiling as she holds a flower, and sitting on a fence beaming at the camera.

The youngster, whose full title is Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge, was born at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington at 8.34am on May 2 2015, weighing 8lb 3oz.

The Duchess of Sussex’s royal baby is believed to be due any day now – with her due date reportedly having been last weekend.