The Queen has never met Harry and Meghan’s daughter Lilibet. Now the two Lilibets are said to be celebrating their birthday together.
Queen Elizabeth II (96) will reportedly meet Lilibet, the little daughter of Prince Harry (37) and Duchess Meghan (40), for the first time at her great-granddaughter’s birthday party at Frogmore Cottage. Lili will be one year old on June 4th. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are arriving in England from the US to attend the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The monarch has not yet met Lilibet, who was named after her and was born in California.
Princess Eugenie has moved
Princess Eugenie (32), her husband Jack Brooksbank (36) and son August (1), who have lived at Frogmore Cottage since the Sussexes moved to the United States in early 2020, are said to have moved in the meantime, according to media reports. Harry, Meghan, Lilibet and their three-year-old brother Archie are said to be staying there during their stay in England.
Lilibet’s first birthday is also reported to be celebrated at Frogmore Cottage next Saturday. Meghan and Harry’s English estate is close to Windsor Castle, the Queen’s main residence.
Queen reportedly not in Epsom
But the Queen will “probably miss her favorite sporting event, the horse races in Epsom”, according to “The Sun”. The newspaper reports that it is becoming “more and more unlikely” that the Queen will be able to travel to the Epsom Derby. The 96-year-old has been struggling with mobility problems for several months. In addition, according to the report, none of their horses will start in the derby. It is said to be only the third time that the queen has been absent from the horse race. In 1956 and 1984 she traveled abroad. Princess Anne (71) is set to stand in for her mother on June 4 and will represent the royal family there this year.
The main jubilee celebrations begin on Thursday (2 June) and last for four days. The Queen waves from the balcony of Buckingham Palace at the Trooping the Color parade. A thanksgiving service for the Queen will be held a day later, on June 3, at London’s St Paul’s Cathedral. The monarch is also expected here. Meghan and Harry are also expected to take part.