Queen, Wills and Kate’s Message to Lilibet

The Queen, Prince William and Kate have released sweet birthday messages for Harry and Meghan’s daughter Lilibet, who is turning one.

The Queen has wished her eponymous great-granddaughter Lilibet a “very happy birthday” after meeting her for the first time this week.

Named after the Queen’s childhood nickname, Little Lilibet is in the UK for the first time in her life celebrating the platinum anniversary as she turns one.

And while she and brother Archie, three, haven’t been seen in public, the Queen, 96, finally got the chance to meet Meghan and Harry’s little girl as they returned to Britain to celebrate the platinum anniversary. The sun reported.

Her Majesty wished her great-granddaughter a happy birthday on Saturday as she turned one, and the family expected to celebrate the milestone privately.

No photos have been released of Archie and Lilibet since they landed in the UK earlier this week.

In a tweet, the monarch sent her well wishes to the royal toddler alongside a balloon emoji.

It reads, “Wishing Lilibet a very happy 1st birthday!”

Lilibet’s aunt and uncle Prince William and Kate Middleton also shared a post on the platform, which read: “Wishing Lilibet a very happy birthday, she’s turning one today!”

And Prince Charles and his wife Camilla wrote: “I wish Lilibet a very happy 1st birthday today!”

it comes after The sun revealed that the Queen had met her great-granddaughter Lilibet before her birthday – but the toddler had not yet been pictured.

The family of four has stayed at Frogmore Cottage, just a ten minute walk from the Queen’s private apartments at Windsor Castle.

But the 96-year-old queen has now been introduced to baby Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor – who was controversially named in her honor last June.

It’s not clear when Lilibet met Lilibet, but the Sussexes arrived at noon on Wednesday while the Queen was in her apartments. Harry and Meghan also traveled back to Frogmore on Friday afternoon after a service at St Paul’s Cathedral.

And the couple forgo a reception at London’s Guildhall after St Paul’s Thanksgiving service to head back to Windsor where the Queen rested.

Lilibet turns one on Saturday and royal commentator Omid Scobie, author of find freedomsaid Harry and Meghan will spend the day in Windsor privately as a family.

Scobie told BBC breakfast this week that people shouldn’t expect “some kind of big extravagant birthday event” for the upcoming one-year-old’s celebrations – nor should they expect photos.

He said: “We should not expect anything from what I have been told.

“Those moments with Lilibet are very private between them and the Queen and we know, of course, how much she has been looking forward to them.

“They have been held back by a pandemic. And this was really the first time.”

Another sharp exit

It comes after Harry and Meghan made another sharp exit when they turned down a family anniversary event on Friday.

The US-based couple fled the Queen’s thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral instead of joining other royals and VIPs at a reception.

They were returned to Windsor after keeping their distance from Wills and Kate during the icy shift.

The pair were greeted with some boos and cheers from crowds outside St Paul’s as they arrived separately at William and Kate.

The Sussexes then sat in the second row, more than 25 feet across the aisle from the Cambridges, Charles and Camilla who stood in the front row as working royals.

Her Majesty missed the service after experiencing some “inconvenience” during Thursday’s celebrations.

‘Exhausting’

Buckingham Palace also confirmed that the Queen will miss the Epsom Derby on Saturday due to her ongoing health concerns.

The monarch, who has had occasional mobility issues, will not be attending the major sporting event and will likely be watching the race on television at Windsor Castle.

Kate revealed that the Queen was “fine” but found the first day of the celebration “very exhausting”.

The monarch had watched Trooping the Color as she beamed next to her family on the balcony – while the sassy Prince Louis kept her company.

At a Friday reception at London’s Guildhall, the Duchess of Cambridge is said to have told a participant that the Queen is “fine” but found the day “very tiring”.

Gill Smallwood from Bolton spoke to Kate and asked how the Queen was doing.

Mrs. Smallwood said: “She (Kate) said ‘yes, she was fine, it was just very tiring yesterday, and she (the Queen) had a lovely, lovely time’.”

The passionate horse enthusiast, who has only missed the Derby four times in 75 years, previously arranged for three of her best horses to take part in the race on her anniversary, giving her the best chance yet of taking the trophy. to drag.

This article first appeared on The sun and has been republished here with permission

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