Journalist Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s friend Omid Scobie says it’s still very likely that the couple’s daughter Lillipet will meet her three cousins for the first time before the Sussexes return to California – amid ongoing speculation about the couple’s frosty relations and other royals.
Appear in good morning america On Friday, Scobie, 40, said Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, had “two priorities” during their trip to the UK to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee: to “celebrate and honor the life and legacy” of the king, and to give it to their daughter for the first time.
According to the royal commentator, this meeting took place on Thursday afternoon at Windsor Castle, where he said the Queen, who was nicknamed Lilipet as a child, had the opportunity to meet her namesake granddaughter after a royal family lunch at Buckingham Palace.
He told BBC Breakfast: “Of course we know that the Queen went back to Windsor Castle yesterday, and the couple are back in Windsor too where they are staying at Frogmore Cottage.”
The couple’s friend Omid Scobie has claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter Lillipet may meet her cousins for the first time during the family’s stay in the UK.
Lillipet, who turns one on Saturday, was born in California and has yet to meet Prince William and Kate’s three children, George, eight, Charlotte, seven, and Louis, four (seen on Thursday)
Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40 (left on Friday) are in the UK for the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations amid ongoing speculation about tension between the Duke and his brother William, 39 (seen on the right with Kate on Friday)
“So this could have been the first moment or the first opportunity to meet her namesake.”
He added to GMA: “For Harry and Meghan, I think they have two priorities on this trip: to celebrate and honor the life and legacy of the Queen and to give it to their daughter as well.
Yesterday after Trooping the Color would have been the first chance for that, [when] that they [all] She returned to Windsor.
His comments came just moments after Harry and Meghan walked out of St Paul’s Cathedral to a mix of cheers and boos, after they attended a Thanksgiving service alongside William, Kate, Prince Charles, Camilla and other members of the extended royal family.
The Sussexes were expected to keep a relatively low profile during the four-day jubilee celebrations, with no sign of the Netflix cameras following them at the Invictus Games in the Netherlands in April and during their trip to New York last September.
However, the service at St Paul’s in London was one of a few public events they were due to attend – in their first joint ownership engagement since March 2020.
During the church service, the couple were sitting a reasonable distance away from Harry’s brother, Prince William, and his father, Prince Charles, and the Sussexes were not seen in public speaking or interacting with any members of the royal family during the proceedings, fueling further speculation that the ties between Harry and his family Still very tense.
However, Scobey insists that the entire royal family “put any difficulties to one side” during the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations in order to ensure that “all attention remains focused” on the monarch.
Royal commentator Scooby told the GMA on Friday that “there are still opportunities over the coming days” for Archie, three, and Lilibet, to spend time with their cousins.
The Sussexes attended a Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, in their first co-ownership since March 2020 Commonwealth Service (pictured)
Scobey, 40, revealed on Friday that the Queen met her great-granddaughter, Lillibet of the same name, for the first time at Windsor Castle on Thursday. She was photographed spending time with Sussex’s son Archie shortly after his birth
‘We’re all watching to see how they treat other family members,’ he said, adding, ‘I think everyone has really put any hardships to one side to really make sure that all attention is still focused on the Queen and this environment in which they live. All really positive.
He also claimed that although Harry and Meghan appear to be staying away from William, Kate, Charles and Camilla, behind the scenes may be a very different story – with the royal biographer, who has always been friendly with the Sussexes, suggesting there is still a “chance” for the couple to meet The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children in private.
“Of course there will be a number of special moments,” he said, adding that it is still very possible that Archie and Lilipet will have the opportunity to spend time with their cousins, George, Charlotte and Louis.
“There is no news yet but I would say there are still opportunities in the coming days.”
Lillipet, who was born in California and is due to celebrate her first birthday on Saturday with a small gathering at Frogmore Cottage, has yet to meet any of her royal cousins - and she has never traveled to the UK.
Three-year-old Archie has not seen any of his cousins since he was a child.
So far during the jubilee festivities, Archie and Lilipet have been kept out of the public eye, as Harry and Meghan opted not to bring their children to either of the two main events they attended: Trooping the Color and the Service of St. Paul. .
However, Prince William and Kate’s three sons, George, eight, Charlotte, seven, and Louis, four, captured the public’s attention when they joined their parents for Trooping the Color celebrations on Thursday, as he became the youngest of the three children. A viral sensation thanks to his highly animated reaction to the royal flypast.
The naughty young royal stole the spotlight on the balcony of Buckingham Palace when he was seen pulling faces and picking his nose as he stood next to his great-grandmother.
Louis, the youngest of Cambridge’s children, was also pictured waving excitedly to passersby earlier in the day as he joined his siblings in a carriage in the mall to Horseguards Parade for the Queen’s birthday parade.
However, the most attention-grabbing moments come thanks to the seemingly strong bond he shares with his great-grandmother, the Queen, who is seen talking to the little boy in flight, seemingly trying to distract him from the buzzing noises. Planes.
And Louis seemed intrigued, looking curiously at the Queen and trying to get her attention. At one point, he split from his mother Kate, 40, to get over the Queen, much to the surprise of the Duchess of Cambridge and Camilla.
According to a lip expert, during the noisy flight where Louis was seen trying to squeeze the Queen on the Buckingham Palace balcony, Kate said to Camilla, “He’s really trying to squeeze!”
The Cambridge Children are known to the Queen as “Jean Jean” – after Prince George coined the adorable nickname for his two-year-old great-grandmother.