Queen Elizabeth may first meet her Sussex niece, Lilibet, on her birthday, which falls on Saturday, it was reported.
British tabloid the Sun Monday reported that there is a growing expectation that Her Majesty will be the guest of honor at Harry and Meghan’s daughter’s first birthday party on June 4.
The queen never met Lilibet, who was born in America and never visited the UK. At the time of her birth there was controversy over the baby’s name, which is the same childhood nickname as the queen. Harry and Meghan suggested they asked for the Queen’s blessing to use her name, but official palace sources later informed the BBC that the Queen had not been asked for permission to use her name in advance. Harry and Meghan then threatened to sue the media who claimed to have distorted the narrative of the baby’s name.
All of this, however, seems to belong to the past, as the royals have decided to provide a united front in the days to come and the queen attending Lilibet’s birthday party would certainly give a clear advantage in that direction.
Apparently the queen has told her family that she expects them to be reunited without comparison or drama during the jubilee.
The Daily mail a source said saying he wants it to be “an occasion when the country, including his own family, get together”, with an “insider” adding: “Her Majesty is generally very keen that the Jubilee of platinum is a celebration not of itself and its very longevity, but of the institution of the monarchy and of the people who support and sustain it. It is also an opportunity to bring people together after a very difficult period for this country. that nothing overshadows it, and this includes any family problems. “
As part of this unit, Meghan and Harry would have agreed to undertake only officially sanctioned and centrally sanctioned events and appearances. It is also reported that William and Harry are back “on friendly terms” after a series of weekly FaceTime calls.
Harry, Meghan, Archie and Lilibet are expected to fly to the UK in the next few days and are believed to be heading to their Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage, where, the Sun It also reports that they have recently signed a rolling lease, dispelling rumors that they intend to abandon their UK base. The house was lavishly renovated at the taxpayer’s expense as an official home for Harry and Meghan, who later reimbursed the renovation costs when they left public life.
It has been on loan for over a year to Harry’s cousin Eugenie while the Sussexes live in America.
It is understood that Lilibet’s birthday party will take place at Frogmore Cottage, where the Sussexes will remain for the duration of their stay in the UK, with Eugenie and family temporarily relocating.
News that the Queen may be planning to attend the birthday party comes after growing speculation that she will miss the Derby on Saturday. The famous horse race remains one of the few grand prizes the queen has never won and she has no riders in the race this year.
However The Daily Beast understands that this isn’t the main reason the Queen is not present, rather it is because the palace believes the long day of public scrutiny is in danger of exhausting her.
Palace sources told the Daily Beast they were “cautiously optimistic” that the Queen will make a balcony appearance at Buckingham Palace on Thursday and attend a special church service with her entire family on Friday.
Sources told The Daily Beast that there is hope that by resting on Saturday, the Queen will be strong enough to witness the final event of the Jubilee in person, a procession through central London called the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.
As the Jubilee rush enters its final days, the Queen is believed to have taken refuge at Craigavon Lodge, a small house on the Balmoral Estate in Scotland.
It is believed that she stayed there to gather strength for the celebrations.