Queen, 96, 'finally meets Lilibet' as monarch's namesake great-granddaughter turns 1 tomorrow on Jubilee weekend

Queen, 96, 'finally meets Lilibet' as monarch's namesake great-granddaughter turns 1 tomorrow on Jubilee weekend

THE Queen is believed to have finally met her great-granddaughter Lilibet.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly introduced the youngster, who turns one tomorrow, to the monarch at Windsor Castle yesterday.


Royal commentator Omid Scobie, author of Finding Freedom, said it would have been the first time the 96-year-old would have come face-to-face with her namesake, who was born in California last year.

He told BBC Breakfast: "Of course we know the Queen went back to Windsor Castle yesterday, the couple went back to Windsor as well where they're staying at Frogmore Cottage.

"So that would have been the first moment or the first chance for her to meet her namesake."

He added that people shouldn't expect "some sort of big birthday extravagant event" for the soon-to-be one-year-old's celebrations – nor should they anticipate any photos.

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"From what I'm told, we shouldn't expect anything," he said.

"Those moments with Lilibet are very much private between them and the Queen and of course we know how much she's been looking forward to it.

"They've been held back by a pandemic. And so this really was the first time."

Buckingham Palace refused to comment.

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A "nervous" Meghan and Harry will appear publicly alongside William and Kate for the first time since Megxit today.

The Sussexes are expected to join other royals at a special service of thanksgiving to mark the Queen's momentous 70-year reign from 11am.

The monarch herself will not be in attendance after experiencing "discomfort" during yesterday's festivities.

But most other members of the Firm – minus Andrew who has Covid – will gather at St Paul's Cathedral in London for the occasion on day two of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Despite being welcomed back into the royal fold at Trooping the Colour yesterday, Meg, 40, and Harry, 37, are said to be anxious about this morning's public reunion.

A source told The Mirror they were "perhaps understandably nervous" about coming face to face with those they had slated in an interview with Oprah Winfrey last year.

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And the pressure is doubled by the fact this will be their first outing together with the entire family since they quit the Firm in 2020.

Omid said the couple hope to be as "low-profile as possible" during their trip to the UK.

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