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Lilibet Diana celebrated her first birthday with a cake fit for a king.
On Friday, Violet Cakes Bakery in London shared a photo of the personalized pink floral creation for Lilibet’s big day, which she celebrated in London on June 4 during her great-grandmother’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry brought their two children, Lilibet and her 3-year-old brother Archie, for the jubilee honoring the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. It was Lili’s first visit to the UK and her first time meeting Queen Elizabeth, 96. The one-year-old is named after the monarch, as Lilibet was the queen’s childhood nickname.
On Instagram Friday, Violet Cakes owner and baker Claire Ptak elaborated on the special birthday cake, writing, “Inside was the Amalfi Lemon Elderflower Cake that I loved. created for the Duke and Duchess’ wedding in 2018, but this time we covered it with a strawberry buttercream especially for Lilibet 💕”
Purple cakes by Claire Ptak Lilibet’s first birthday cake, by Claire Ptak, owner of Violet Cakes.
In another post, Ptak can be seen putting the finishing touches on the cake, captioning the photo, “It was an absolute pleasure making this special cake last week for Lilibet’s birthday. Wishing her a very happy birthday. coming year!”
The couple have kept a low public profile during their Jubilee stay, attending only one event in a public capacity – their first official royal appearance since stepping back from their senior royal duties in 2020 – in the service of Thanksgiving held at St. Paul’s Cathedral on June 3. They also attended Trooping the Colour, the Queen’s official birthday celebration, in a backstage role.
Samir Hussein/WireImage Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the Queen’s Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving on June 3.
On June 4, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex invited close friends and family to come together for a “casual and intimate picnic in the garden” at their home in Frogmore Cottage, a spokesperson for the couple shared. when posting a photo to mark Lili’s birthday. (The candid image shows Lili’s red hair, which she inherited from her father!)
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Members of the Royal Family also marked Lili’s big milestone on social media, with Queen Elizabeth, Prince William and Kate Middleton and the official accounts of Prince Charles and Camilla sharing birthday tributes to Lili.
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Harry and Meghan “remain incredibly touched by the countless birthday wishes for their daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor,” the couple’s spokesperson previously said.