The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared a photo of Lilibet after they were reportedly banned from photographing their daughter meeting Her Majesty for the first time.
Prince Harry and Meghan released Lilibet’s picture taken on the grounds of Frogmore Cottage where she celebrated her first birthday with party games, balloons, picnic snacks, and birthday cake.
The couple invited family and close friends to an “intimate backyard picnic” during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations before they flew back to California the next day.
The photo of Lilibet sitting on the grass was taken by Meghan and Harry’s friend Misan Harriman, who also released a photo of Meghan holding Lilibet inside Frogmore.
In the image, the Duchess and her daughter were posing with Mr. Harriman’s wife Camilla Holmstroem, and their two children.
The Queen reportedly met Lilibet on Thursday but it is understood that the Sussexes were banned from photographing the ‘private meeting.’
Investigative journalist Tom Bower said that the Duchess of Sussex “must have been furious when she heard that photographs of their Windsor meeting were forbidden.
Banned from the balcony for Trooping the Color, no shot of her with the Queen in St Paul’s and then the final blow was no shot of Lilibet with her great-grandmother.Finally, the Palace is playing a good hand’.
“The Sussexes’ contract with Netflix is in jeopardy. The veto of photos will fuel the Sussexes’ resentment. Harry’s reprisal could be more revelations in his book billed to be published later this year. This is a dangerous game for both sides.’”
Harry and Meghan did not attend the Platinum Party and stayed in Windsor with the Queen. Then, they drove to Farnborough Airport an hour before the festivities ended.
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