While preparations for the big “Party at the Palace” are underway, Prince Harry and Meghan are celebrating their daughter Lilibet’s first birthday in Windsor. No stars came to the celebrations, but there were small, royal guests.
At a cozy garden party in Frogmore Cottage, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are said to have invited relatives to Lilibet’s first birthday. With birthday cake, balloons, board games and picnic snacks.
According to the British news magazine “Daily Mail”, the children of Harry’s cousin and daughter of Princess Anne, Zara Tindall, were invited to the little girl’s birthday party. Zara and Mike Tindall have three children: Mia, eight, Lena, three, and Lucas, also one year old like the birthday child himself. Other guests are said to have been Savannah, eleven, and Isla, ten years old, daughters of Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly . Three-year-old Archie’s godfather, Charlie Van Straubenzee, and his brother Tom, godfather to Princess Charlotte, were also invited, it is said. Nothing is known about the participation of the children of Duchess Kate and Prince William. However, Princess Charlotte and Prince George were in Wales with their parents in the afternoon. It was not reported where four-year-old Prince Louis was, or whether he might also have been to Lilibet’s birthday party.
Prince Harry and Meghan are said to have given Lilibet a relaxing birthday
The Sussexes were in the UK for the first time with little Lilibet Diana. She was born in California a year ago. A good opportunity, then, for her to get to know her British relatives on the occasion of the Queen’s 70th jubilee. The British newspaper The Sun gives a few details of the birthday party, citing a source: “It was a lovely celebration and had everything you would expect from a children’s birthday party. The idea was that it should be very relaxed and informal, with an open door for everyone to come and go as they pleased.”
It was also revealed to “The Sun” that there were probably a lot of conversations and ideas about the perfect birthday present for little Lilibet in advance. A pink “Volkswagen Beetle” sit-on for £75 was said to have been on the shortlist.
On Saturday evening, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan stayed with their children at Windsor Castle and did not take part in the big “Party at the Palace” at Buckingham Palace. Together with the queen, who lives in the castle, they are said to have watched the platinum party on television.
Sources: Daily Mail, The Sun