Queen ‘may never see’ Lilibet says expert in March 2021
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The Queen’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee has been described as the “perfect opportunity” by a royal expert, for Her Majesty to meet her youngest great-grandchild, Lilibet Diana. Nick Bullen, the editor of True Royalty TV, claimed that the Queen would welcome Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s at her 2022 Jubilee celebrations. He added that Prince Charles is also keen to meet baby Lili.
Royal expert Nick Bullen told the Royally Us podcast: “The Queen will definitely meet her great-granddaughter, I think she really would want to.
“As the Queen has always said, Harry and Meghan are much-loved members of the family and I think the Queen rises above all of this.
“This is her family, there are her grandchildren and their great-grandchildren, of course, she wants to meet them.
“I think Prince Charles really wants to meet his granddaughter.
“Prince Charles is incredibly sad I’m sure, about everything that’s gone on, so the family will want to meet each other.
“I think again, the Jubilee is a perfect opportunity for that, because if Harry and Meghan do come back to the Jubilee and I’m sure they will, because they have to be seen to be supporting the Queen.
“It’s a great moment for everyone to be together, and everyone’s going to have to play nicely and behave well because again, it’s the Queen’s moment.”
Members of the Royal Family are yet to meet Meghan and Harry’s baby daughter, and have not seen their eldest child, Archie Harrison, since November 2019.
The Duchess of Sussex gave birth to Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana on June 4 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, near the couple’s home in Montecito.
She has been named after both her grandmother, Princess Diana, and great-grandmother, the Queen.
Lilibet was the childhood nickname that was used by the Queen’s parents, King George VI and the Queen Mother. As an infant, she had been unable to pronounce the name Elizabeth, which led to the endearing moniker.
Whilst Prince Harry has returned to the UK twice since the couple’s Megxit departure, Meghan has not seen her royal in-laws since her final official engagements in March 2020.
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Prince Harry returned in April for the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip, and for the unveiling of a statue dedicated to Princess Diana in July.
Relations between the couple and the Royal Family have been strained since they decided to step down as senior royals in 2020. The Sussexes later conducted a high-profile interview with Oprah Winfrey, where they discussed their rift with the Royal Family, and spoke negatively of Buckingham Palace.
However, they did speak highly of the Queen, with Prince Harry branding her his “Colonel-in-Chief”, and stating that they had become closer.
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is due to take place over a four-day Bank Holiday in 2022, from the 2nd-5th of June. Members of the Royal Family will participate in a number of the festivities, including the balcony appearance during Trooping the Colour and the Jubilee concert.
It has not yet been confirmed whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will return for the milestone event.
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