Harry And Meghan Release Rare Photos Of Lilibet's First Birthday Party
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It was such a privilege to celebrate the 1st birthday of Lilibet with my family and hers! Joy and face painting all around ❤️🎂🎉 pic.twitter.com/bg3RY6MOEu— Misan Harriman (@misanharriman) June 6, 2022
Lili turned one on Saturday (4 June) and the family of four recently travelled to the UK to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
The Sussex's close friend Omid Scobie shared a picture on his Twitter account on Monday (6 June) and wrote: "For Lilibet’s first birthday, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan invited close friends and family for an 'intimate backyard picnic' at Frogmore Cottage, Windsor on Saturday. Claire Ptak (who made the couple's 2018 wedding cake) baked a special order for the party."
Meghan and Harry arrived at St Paul's Cathedral for the special Jubilee Thanksgiving service on Friday (3 June).
For Lilibet’s first birthday, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan invited close friends and family for an "intimate backyard picnic" at Frogmore Cottage, Windsor on Saturday. Claire Ptak (who made the couple's 2018 wedding cake) baked a special order for the party.— Omid Scobie (@scobie) June 6, 2022
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The Sussexes held hands as they walked to their seats near other members of the royal family. They were seated in the second row next to Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
The couple chose not to bring along their two children, Archie, three, and Lilibet.
However, according to reports, the Queen met Lilibet, with whom she shares a name, for the first time over the extended bank holiday weekend on Thursday (2 June).
Scobie told BBC Breakfast on Friday: “I think people are expecting some sort of big birthday extravagant event, that we’re going to see photographs from. From what I’m told, we shouldn’t expect anything."
“Those moments with Lilibet are very much private between them and the Queen and of course we know how much she’s been looking forward to it.
“They’ve been held back by a pandemic. Of course the times that Harry has been here it’s just been by himself for quite sombre occasions. And so this really was the first time.
"Of course we know the Queen went back to Windsor Castle yesterday, the couple went back to Windsor as well where they’re staying at Frogmore Cottage.
“So that would have been the first moment or the first chance for her to meet her namesake.”
Happy belated birthday, Lili!