The festivities on the sidelines of Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee will definitely be a moment full of emotion and surprises for the monarch! Indeed, against all odds, the queen will meet for the occasion, and for the first time the daughter of Harry and Meghan, Lilibet!
The good news follows without warning. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex couple Harry and Meghan, who now live on the side of the United States, finally declared that they would be present alongside the queen during the celebrations of the 70 years of her reign. A news that softens a little intra-family quarrels.
Better still, we learn today that Harry and Meghan will make the trip with their two children, Archie and Lilibet. “The Queen will meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s daughter Lilibet for the first time at her first birthday party during the Jubilee celebrations“, announcement The Sun. A meeting that falls on the day of the birthday of the youngest, born June 4, 2021. This date will be an opportunity for the queen to go to the event planned for the occasion at Frogmore Cottage, a stone’s throw away. of Windsor Castle. Indeed, Elizabeth II should skip the Epsom Downs Derby horse race in order to spend time with her great-granddaughter.
The long weekend of festivities will be heavily loaded with symbolism. Harry and Meghan will not be present on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the grand Trooping The Color ceremony (Elizabeth II’s wish expressed publicly) and will, according to their promise to the Queen, keep a low profile. Consequently, the couple, who are slowly returning to the royal family after a cataclysmic departure, have “the intention to limit themselves to public engagements“, reveals the Telegraph. They will make their appearance at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, June 3.