Royals wish Harry and Meghan’s daughter Lilibet a happy first birthday

Members of the royal family have wished the Duke and Duchess of Sussexes’ daughter, Lilibet, a happy birthday as she turns one while in the UK for the Queen’s jubilee celebrations.

The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge congratulated her on her first birthday via Twitter on Saturday.

It is understood that the Queen met her great-granddaughter for the first time this week at a private meeting in Windsor. Lilibet, the couple’s second child, was born aan 4 Junie 2021 at Santa Barbara Cottage hospital in California and is named in honour of the Queen.

The Queen’s family nickname was first used when Princess Elizabeth was a toddler and unable to pronounce her own name properly.

Lilibet, known as Lili, has the middle name Diana, which was chosen in memory of her late grandmother.

Neither Lilibet nor her older brother, three-year-old Archie, have been seen in public at any of the jubilee celebrations so far. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to mark the occasion at Frogmore Cottage.

The royal commentator Omid Scobie speculated that Thursday was likely to have been the “first moment or the first chance for her [the Queen] to meet her namesake”.

The author of Finding Freedom told BBC Breakfast on Friday that Harry and Meghan “want to be as low profile as possible during this trip”.

The Sussexes were not on the Buckingham Palace balcony as jubilee celebrations kicked off, but were seen in photos taken through a window at Horse Guards Parade during trooping the colour, showing them interacting with some of the royal children.

On Friday they were present at a service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, but did not go to a reception afterwards at the Guildhall that was attended by most of the other royals.

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