The Queen is believed to have finally met her great-granddaughter Lilibet after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s return to the UK.
It is believed that the queen finally met her great-granddaughter Lilibet.
It is reported that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle yesterday introduced the young man, who will be one year old tomorrow, with the monarch at Windsor Castle.
Royal commentator Omid Scobie, author of the book Looking for freedomsaid it would be the first time the 96-year-old has come face to face with her namesake, who was born in California last year.
He told BBC Breakfast: “Of course we know that the Queen returned to Windsor Castle yesterday, the couple also returned to Windsor where they were staying at Frogmore Cottage.
“So it would be the first moment or the first chance for her to meet her namesake.”
He added that people shouldn’t expect “some big extravagant birthday party” to celebrate the soon-to-be-turned-anniversary and shouldn’t expect any photos.
“From what I was told, we should not expect anything,” he said.
“These moments with Lilibet are very personal between them and the Queen, and of course we know how much she was looking forward to it.
“They were held back by the pandemic. So it really was the first time.”
Buckingham Palace declined to comment.
‘Nervous’ Meghan and Harry will appear in public alongside William and Kate for the first time since Megxit on Friday UK time.
The Sussexes are expected to join other members of the royal family for a special thanksgiving service commemorating the Queen’s landmark 70 year reign.
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The monarch herself will not be present after experiencing “discomfort” during yesterday’s festivities.
But most of the other members of the Firm – with the exception of Andrew, who has Covid – will gather at St Paul’s Cathedral in London for the occasion on the second day of the Platinum Jubilee celebration.
Although Meg, 40, and Harry, 37, welcomed themselves back to the royal court at Trooping the Color yesterday, they are said to be worried about a public reunion this morning.
The source said Mirror they were “understandably nervous” about meeting face-to-face with those they had targeted in an interview with Oprah Winfrey last year.
And the pressure is doubled by the fact that this will be their first outing with the whole family since they left the Firm in 2020.
Omid said the couple hoped to be as “low-key” as possible during their trip to the UK.
And it showed up yesterday when they made a concerted effort not to be seen before the RAF flew by.
Both defiantly entertained the youngest members of the royal family from the window of the Major General’s office while a military spectacle was taking place below.
Meghan, 40, was seen playfully putting her finger to her lips at Buckingham Palace while telling the Queen’s great-granddaughters Savannah Phillips, 11, Isla Phillips, 10, Mia Tindall, 8, and Lena Tindall, 3, to keep quiet.
Harry, 37, was soon photographed making the exact same gesture.
Meanwhile, the couple were later photographed chatting with the Queen’s cousin Prince Edward, Duke of Kent.
Meghan went all out for her long-awaited royal return, wearing an off-the-shoulder gown and an eye-catching sun hat with a giant bow.
However, the couple were unable to join other members of the royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the Trooping the Color event as it was limited to working members of the royal family.
Instead, senior members of the royal family, including the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton, greeted the enthusiastic crowd from their balcony for a photo op.
It’s a potentially awkward family reunion for Meghan and Harry, who have had little personal contact with the royal family since their televised interview with Oprah 14 months ago.
During this sensational meeting, the couple accused one unnamed member of the royal family of racism, saying there were “concerns about how dark” their son Archie’s skin would be.
Meghan, meanwhile, claimed she was silenced by family staff and claimed that Kate’s sister-in-law made her cry during an argument over wedding attire ahead of her wedding to Harry.
It is unclear if the two women had any contact after the high-profile interview.
This article originally appeared in Sun and reproduced with permission