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Meghan Markle's subtle nod to the UK included this 'regal' teacup - and you can shop it now

The Duchess' birthday video showed she's maintained her love for a good old cuppa

Georgia Brown

For her 40th birthday in August, the Duchess of Sussex launched a new women's work initiative. Meghan appeared in a fun new video with Melissa McCarthy to announce the details of her initiative – and royal fans spotted something unique about her setup.

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Making a subtle nod to the UK, Prince Harry's wife tucked into a delicious afternoon tea in honour of her birthday celebrations. Following in the footsteps of her grandmother-in-law, the Queen, who is said to enjoy afternoon tea every day of the year, the Duchess sipped from a £25 ($48) handpainted Burleigh teacup made in England and enjoyed a buttery shortbread biscuit whilst on the call.

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Meghan's exact teacup, from the Black Regal Peacock collection, is described by Burleigh as a "majestic design" that will "bring an air of refinement to your teatime ritual". You can even splash out on the cup and saucer pair for the ultimate royal-approved afternoon tea at home. 

READ: Royal afternoon tea habits! Kate Middleton, Duchess Camilla, The Queen & more's favourite treats

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Burleigh Black Regal Peacock teacup, £25 / $48, Burleigh

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Looking for a great present for a tea (or royal!) fan? The full gift set is a perfect choice. The set comes with teacup and saucer, as well as a 7" plate.

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Black Regal Peacock Teacup Gift Set, £50 / $78, Burleigh

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Meghan Markle's special 40th birthday video

Meghan has launched 40×40, a global project to encourage people around the world to commit to giving 40 minutes of their time to support women going back to work.

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In a personal post on Archewell's website, Meghan wrote: "In reflecting on my 40th birthday and the many things I am grateful for, I’m struck that TIME IS AMONG OUR GREATEST AND MOST ESSENTIAL GIFTS: Time with our loved ones, time doing the things we love, time spent learning, laughing, growing, and the sacred time we have on this earth."

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Meghan enjoyed a cup of tea and biscuits at her Californian home

Meghan has not returned to the UK since January 2020, after COVID restrictions and her pregnancy with her and Prince Harry's second child Lilibet Diana put limitations on her ability to travel overseas.

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However, Cosmopolitan have reported the Duchess could be making her first trip to the UK in 18 months to attend a memorial event for Princess Diana in September.

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