Kate Middleton allegedly didn’t have a fun and meaningful 41st birthday celebration and it’s all because of Prince Harry’s memoir Spare.

A source told Life & Style that the timing of Prince Harry’s memoir has been questionable. And the fact that excerpts were released ahead of the actual release date proved upsetting for the Princess of Wales.

“Most of the revelations came out a few days before the book even hit the shelves, so Kate’s birthday wasn’t exactly the best. She wasn’t in the mood to celebrate. Harry’s negative statements created a somber atmosphere,” the source said.

The source also claimed that Prince Harry’s stories about Middleton in Spare and during his interviews caused the mom of three so much anxiety. As such, there’s no denying the fact that she has been miserable.

But despite the negative feelings that Prince Harry brought upon her on her birthday, Middleton’s children still made sure to give their mom a memorable celebration.

“The children made her a lovely cake covered in strawberries and gave her cute, handmade gifts, while William surprised his wife with a sentimental present that he chose with George’s help. It was a low-key celebration, but it helped lift Kate’s spirits,” the source said.

What’s worse is that Prince William and Middleton’s marriage is allegedly affected by Prince Harry’s revelations in Spare. After all, the Prince and Princess of Wales have been doing nothing except clash with each other behind closed doors.

However, one should take the tabloid’s claims with a grain of salt. It’s not true that Prince William and Middleton’s marriage is struggling because of Prince Harry’s memoir. If anything, the royal couple’s relationship just became much stronger because they were left with no other choice but to support each other.

It’s not also true that Middleton had a miserable birthday because of Prince Harry’s book Spare. The Princess of Wales has not commented on the book so no one knows for sure what she feels about it.

By the looks of it, the mom of three wasn’t affected by anything that Prince Harry wrote about her. After all, there are always two sides to the story and Middleton most likely has her own version of the truth.

However, it’s unlikely for Middleton to ever share her thoughts about Spare because she isn’t allowed to.