Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrate Lilibet’s 1st birthday

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrate Lilibet’s 1st birthday

Lilibet is 1 years old!

The daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrated her 1st birthday on Saturday in her father’s native country.

Several members of her royal family took to social media to wish the baby a happy birthday.

“🎈 I wish Lilibet a very happy 1st birthday! Lili’s great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, shared on her official social media account.

Kate Middleton and Prince William also tweeted: “I wish a very happy birthday to Lilibet, I have one today! 🎈”

Lilibet’s grandfather, Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall tweeted: “Wishing Lilibet a very happy 1st birthday today! 🎂”

The former military pilot, 37, and former “Suits”, 40, have been in England since Tuesday to help ring in Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee festivities.

The visit marked the first time the toddler has met the monarch, 96, since he was born in July 2021.

Harry and Markle have lived in California since early 2020, the same year they stepped down as senior royals. They made their release official in February 2021.

While the Duke returned to England in April 2021 for the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip, he left his wife, daughter and son Archie, now 3, at home.

Harry also traveled solo in July 2021 when he visited Kensington Palace to help his estranged brother Prince William unveil a statue of their late mother, Princess Diana.

When the Invictus Games creator flew over the pond for the third time in April for the annual multi-sport event, however, Markle joined him. The couple stopped at Windsor Castle to see the Queen and Harry’s father, Prince Charles, before heading to the Netherlands.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with children Archie and Lilibet on their 2021 Christmas card.
The couple welcomed their baby girl in June 2021 and shared this photo of her six months later.

As for their first overseas trip as a family of four, Harry and Markle notably took a back seat amid the Jubilee celebration.

The couple and their children did not appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with the Queen, Charles, 73, William, 39, and other senior royals on Thursday.

Meghan Markle holds her son Archie as Prince Harry pats his back.
The royals are also parents to 3-year-old son Archie, seen here in 2019.

“After careful consideration, The Queen has decided that this year’s traditional Balcony Trooping the Color appearance…will be limited to Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family who currently carry out official public duties on behalf of The Queen,” reads -on in a statement from the palace. of the event.

Lilibet is named after her great-grandmother, who this week celebrates 70 years of service. (The matriarch’s family nickname is Lilibet.)

Page Six learned last year that Harry and Markle spoke with the Queen before deciding on the nickname.

The duo kept their daughter private while raising her in their home in Montecito, Calif. In fact, Harry and Markle waited six months to get the first glimpse of Lilibet on their Christmas card.

The couple sweetly wrote in the caption for the December 2021 family portrait that the toddler makes them a complete ‘family’.

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