On Sunday, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's daughter, Lilibet Diana, celebrated her second birthday at her home in California, away from her extended royal family.
While last year, during Queen Elizabeth II's 75th anniversary celebrations, the royal family found the time to congratulate little Lilbet on social media, this year it seems they chose to skip that gesture. Prince William and Princess Kate also did not issue congratulations and King Charles skipped this gesture.
Wishing a very happy birthday to Lilibet, turning one today! 🎈
— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) June 4, 2022
The royal family also recently announced that Archie and Lilibet will not be referred to as "Prince Archie of Sussex" and "Princess Lilibet of Sussex" at official events.
According to the Express website, King Charles will send Lilibet a gift, a "custom cube house," a type of British game his sisters had as children.
Harry and Meghan's son, Archie, celebrated his fourth birthday on May 6, just in time for King Charles' official coronation. It's not really surprising that while a royal event of historic magnitude took place in London, the family did not greet Archie publicly. Harry arrived in London for the coronation and immediately flew back home to celebrate his son's birthday, while Meghan stayed in the US and did not attend the coronation.
Prince Harry at Westminster. Meghan stayed in the US, Photo: AP
Meghan and Harry were planning a birthday party with some of their close friends. As for gifts, Makor told New Idea, "There's no doubt she'll get a mountain of gifts. Megan fell in love with Cartier's jukeboxes. Harry lets Meghan take charge of most of Lily's gifts, but he talked about adding British books to the nursery he used to read as a child, like Paddington Bear and Froggy and Toad."
A former Vanity Fair editor and journalist recently told The Telegraph that he thinks Harry and Meghan "have made every wrong move that can be made about their children. It will haunt them at some point. They don't have cousins they see, or uncles or aunts, and they don't see their grandfather."
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