Prince Harry and Meghan invited the Cambridges to Lilibet’s first birthday party, but the Cambridges allegedly snubbed the invitation.
According to a source, Prince William and Kate Middleton declined an invitation to Lilibet’s first birthday party at Frogmore Cottage, which prevented her from meeting the Cambridges during her first visit to the UK for the Platinum Jubilee.
As a “olive branch,” Prince Harry and Meghan Markle invited the Cambridges to Lilibet’s first birthday party along with William, Kate, and their kids Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4. However, the Cambridges declined to attend, according to Page Six.
The warring brothers’ relationship is “still fraught,” a source told a US newspaper, and “William is still wary of spending any time alone with Harry as you never quite know what may be reported back afterwards.”
The celebration for the Platinum Jubilee took place on June 4 while the Cambridge family was at Cardiff Castle.
As it is believed they were forbidden from taking pictures of the one-year-old meeting the Queen for the first time, Harry and Meghan gave the world a rare glimpse of Lilibet and the grace-and-favor Windsor home they left for LA.
The Sussexes have shared a photo of the young child, who was named Lilibet in honor of the Queen, whose childhood nickname was Lilibet, as she celebrated her first birthday at Windsor on Saturday with cake, balloons, party games, and picnic fare.
Zara and Mike Tindall and their three kids, along with Peter Phillip and his two daughters, were in attendance, but Lilbet’s first cousins were not. The claims were not addressed by Kensington Palace.
A pastel pink VW Beetle ride-on car, which costs £75 from Selfridges, was reportedly one of the gifts, and supporters of Sussex gave $100,000 to charity in her honor. An aide to the Sussexes was spotted unloading a swing from their private plane in Santa Barbara, suggesting that Prince Charles may have bought her a swing like the one he bought for Prince George.
It was reported last night that the Queen forbade Harry and Meghan from having a photographer present when they first met the monarch’s great-granddaughter Lilibet. The photographer has not been identified, but it could be their friend Misan Harriman who has taken several pictures of the Sussexes since they started dating about six years ago.
‘Meghan must have been furious when she heard that photographs of their Windsor meeting were forbidden,’ said investigative journalist Tom Bower, who is writing a biography of the Duchess of Sussex. The final blow was not being able to get a picture of Lilibet with her great-grandmother after being barred from the balcony during Trooping the Colour. The Palace is finally holding a strong hand.
The contract between Netflix and “The Sussexes” is in jeopardy, he continued. The Sussexes’ resentment will grow as a result of the photo veto. More revelations in Harry’s book, which is scheduled to be released later this year, could be his payback. Both sides are playing a risky game in this one.
The conflict between William and Harry, which resulted in the Sussexes dissolving their joint foundation and opening a new office at Buckingham Palace, reportedly started in March 2019 when William reportedly threw Harry and Meghan out of Kensington Palace due to the alleged bullying of staff.
Before Harry and Meghan went on Oprah to accuse the Royal Family of racism and assert that they were abandoned when the Duchess of Sussex was suicidal and six months pregnant, the allegations first surfaced in Robert Lacey’s book Battle of Brothers.
Harry added that he feels “really let down” by his father Charles because his brother and father were “trapped” by the monarchy.
Harry claimed in a series of astounding statements that the Prince of Wales stopped communicating with him after he decided to leave The Firm.
He described how, as family tensions increased and their relationship deteriorated, his father stopped returning his calls while he was living in Canada.