Queen Elizabeth II met her great-granddaughter Lilibet for the first time
But according to the Sun, the Monarch imposed a very specific condition on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
What to fuel the tensions a little more?
This Thursday, June 2, was an important day for Queen Elizabeth II. Firstly because it was celebrating the first day of its platinum jubilee. Secondo, she met her great-granddaughter, Lilibet. Indeed, the daughter of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry came with her parents, alongside her big brother Archie. But according to the information revealed by the Sun, the Monarch would have imposed a condition as to the arrival of the girl. She reportedly forbade the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from bringing in a photographer to take a picture of her when she met Lilibet. If they asked permission, Queen Elizabeth II would have replied “no chance”.
The reason ? Prince Harry’s grandmother would have mentioned that it was a “private family reunion” and therefore that no photographer had his place. However, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were still able to have the first official photo of their daughter Lilibet, on her birthday on June 4. Indeed, a garden party was organized in his honor. A photographer and friend of the Duchess of Sussex was able to capture a magnificent shot of Lilibet, all smiles, for her one year old.
Tensions still present between the Sussexes and Queen Elizabeth II
The little girl was able to celebrate her birthday alongside the children of Zara and Mike Tindall (Mia, Lena and Lucas) or even the daughters of Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly (Savannah and Isla). Despite this happy event, the relationship between the Sussexes and Queen Elizabeth II would still be strained. Indeed, according to the Daily Mail, the British royal family would have been angry with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry “for not having asked” the Monarch for her approval about the first name of their daughter. Very discreet during this jubilee, the parents of Archie and Lilibet were absent from the marching band.
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