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Is Lilibet Celebrating Her First Birthday with Queen Elizabeth?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are visiting the United Kingdom with their two children, Archie and Lilibet, this week to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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This week, the royal family will gather to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, but there’s another reason to rejoice: Lilibet’s first birthday!

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are visiting the United Kingdom this week with their two children, Archie and Lilibet, to celebrate the Queen’s record-breaking 70 years on the throne with a special four-day weekend.

Lili, who was born in California, is making her first trip to her father’s homeland. (Archie, who is three years old, was born in the United Kingdom.) It will also be her first meeting with Queen Elizabeth, her great-grandmother. The meeting will be all the more poignant because Lili is named after the monarch, who was known as Lilibet as a child.

Lili will turn one on Saturday, which will be a special occasion for her. The Sussexes will most likely stay at Frogmore Cottage in the United Kingdom, which is only a half-mile from the Queen’s residence at Windsor Castle, making a visit with the monarch very convenient. And now that the Queen is rumored to be skipping the Epsom Derby on Saturday, she might be available for a birthday get-together with Lili.

Archie, Lili’s older brother, had an unforgettable first encounter with the Queen. The couple took their son to Windsor Castle just days after he was born, where he met Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. In a historic photo that included Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, the world got a glimpse of the moment. This is the first time a British monarch has been photographed with a royal baby’s Black grandmother in royal history.

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Only working members of the royal family will appear on the traditional Buckingham Palace balcony appearance as part of Trooping the Colour, the monarch’s annual public birthday celebration on Thursday, according to news that Meghan, 40, and Prince Harry, 37, would travel to the United Kingdom for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Meghan and Harry, who stepped down as senior members of the royal family in 2020, will no longer appear on the balcony as a result of the change. The couple is expected to attend a Thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, however.

In April, Harry and Meghan stopped in the United Kingdom for a visit with the monarch at Windsor Castle on their way to the Invictus Games in the Netherlands.

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“It was fantastic, and it was wonderful to see her again. It was nice to see her in a more private setting “Today quoted Harry as saying.

Despite the fact that his family is not based in England, the Archewell founder continues to keep an eye on the Queen.

He explained, “I’m just making sure she’s protected and has the right people around her.” The Queen had tested positive for COVID-19 in February. “You know, for the time being, home — home for me is in the United States.”

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