Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee weekend was one of the biggest events of the year in Britain, and it was also attended by ex-royals Prince Harry and Megan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The couple flew in from California in order to take part in the Queen’s celebrations.
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Prince Harry and Megan’s children meet the Queen
Prince Harry and Meghan’s children, Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, accompanied them to the Jubilee celebrations. In fact, it was the first time that the Queen met her youngest great-granddaughter who was named after her. Although not seen in public, their kids are said to have met the Queen in private. The ex-royals celebrated their daughter's first birthday on Saturday, June 4, in Frogmore Cottage. It was an intimate affair with only a few people in attendance. However, several Royals, including The Queen, wished Lilibet a happy birthday via Twitter.
According to Marie Claire, Lilibet met Her Majesty for the first time on Thursday, June 2, at the Windsor castle. The couple stepped into Britain for the first time ever with both of their children, since their royal exit.
The Queen denies Prince Harry and Meghan’s request
An insider revealed to The Sun that Prince Harry and Meghan wanted to capture some happy pictures of Lilibet and Queen Elizabeth, however, their request was rejected. As per the source, they were told:
Harry and Meghan wanted their photographer to capture the moment Lilibet met the Queen. But they were told no chance. It was a private family meeting.
As per The Telegraph, the Royals feared that the snaps would be featured on US television networks. The Duke & Duchess of Sussex also has a multi-year Netflix deal in the works, as per The New York Times. They will feature in documentaries, feature films and many more.