Now that Meghan Markle is no longer part of the royal family, she is finally living her life on her own terms.
"She has humiliated her critics and humbled the royal family," Tom Bower wrote in The Sun. "Her next steps are to conquer America, then the world. Critics carp that Meghan’s megalomania has no limits. Her admirers retort that she is purposely fulfilling the American Dream."
The mom-of-two — who turns 40 on August 4 — is gearing up to celebrate a big milestone, and even though she has accomplished a lot, she still has much more to cross off her list.
"Blowing out the 40 candles on her birthday cake on Wednesday, Meghan Markle will be rightly thrilled about her phenomenal triumph," Bower shared. "Unlike many women who fear toppling over the cliff edge at 40, Meghan stands in the global spotlight as one of the world’s superstars, convinced her destiny will soar towards greater fame and fortune."
"Within just 18 months of snubbing the Queen and abandoning Britain, Meghan and Prince Harry are enjoying an enviable lifestyle in their £11 million, nine-bedroom, 16-bathroom palace north of Los Angeles," he continued. "Financed by multimillion-dollar contracts with Netflix, Spotify and a four-book publishing deal, she is sitting in the sunshine beside a huge swimming pool in a five-acre, manicured garden, plotting how to realize her breathtaking ambitions. At 40, Meghan rightly feels that she is at the height of her powers, the master navigator of her own narrative, and Prince Harry’s fate. At her milestone age, the Duchess of Sussex can congratulate herself on defying all the odds."
Later this week, the former actress will ring in a new decade with some pals.
"Megan wants a small gathering. About 65 people are invited, her closest friends and family. Colin [Cowie] was recommended to her by Oprah, who always puts on fabulous parties," a source said about the affair.