The big meeting has, it seems, finally taken place! According to information from our British colleagues from the Daily Mail, Queen Elizabeth II met Lilibet, her great-granddaughter, during an informal lunch organized after the Trooping the Color military parade, this Thursday 2 June. A lunch to which Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were invited, back on British soil to attend the festivities for the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s reign.
Lilibet, who celebrates her first birthday this Friday, June 3, was born in the United States and had not yet set her feet on the land of her father, Prince Harry. It is now done. Our colleagues from the Daily Mail are not able to say whether Prince William, Kate Middleton and their three children were present, or not, at this informal lunch, which was also attended by Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles. The big meeting between little Lilibet, Archie and their three famous cousins, Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte may not have happened yet.
Elizabeth II: how many great-grandchildren does she have?
At 96, Elizabeth II is the head of a large family. Mother of four (Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward), the Queen is also an 8-time grandmother (William, Harry, Beatrice, Eugenie, Peter, Zara, James and Louise) and a 12-time great-grandmother (George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie, Lilibet, Sienna, August, Savannah, Isla, Mia, Lena and Lucas). Savannah, who is Princess Anne’s granddaughter, is the eldest of the Queen’s 12 great-grandchildren, although she will not celebrate her 11th birthday until the end of the year. Elizabeth II will therefore have to wait a little longer to become a great-great-grandmother.
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