Looks like Uncle William and Aunt Kate won’t be at their niece Lilibet’s birthday party this Saturday.
Prince William and Kate Middleton will be over a hundred miles from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s celebrations for their daughter’s first birthday as they visit Wales as part of Platinum Jubilee celebrations, according to Daily Mail .
While there, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will meet artists and crew involved in a special concert at Cardiff Castle.
Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II – who is celebrating 70 years of ruling the UK – is said to meet her namesake great-granddaughter, at a birthday party at Frogmore Cottage, where Harry and Meghan are expected to stay in town .
The missed opportunity for brotherly bonding between William, 39, and Harry, 37, comes amid rumors the two brothers have been holding weekly zoom chats in a bid to heal their troubled relationship.
Markle and Harry’s daughter will turn 1 on June 4. It will be Lilibet’s first visit to the UK since her parents left royal life in January 2020 and moved to California. Since their shock announcement, the couple have only returned to the UK once for a short-lived visit in April en route to the Invictus Games in The Hague, Netherlands.
Prince Harry had returned home without Markle in April 2021 to attend the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip. He also made a short solo trip home in July 2021 to help unveil a statue of his late mother, Princess Diana, at Kensington Palace in London.
The royal brothers, whose relationship has broken down in recent years, joined forces to honor Diana on what would have been her 60th birthday.
Page Six exclusively reported that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their two children Lilibet and Archie, 3, will not be seen much during the Jubilee celebrations, but kept in the shadows [the] four days of events. Sources also claimed courtiers fear Markle and Harry could steal the thunder from the 96-year-old monarch.
The Sussexes will not be on the balcony of Buckingham Palace this Thursday to kick off national celebrations at the Trooping the Color ceremony. These seats are reserved for working royals and their children, unlike Markle and Harry who stepped down from their royal duties and have since signed deals with Netflix and Spotify.