Strained Relationships. Prince William and Duchess Kate meanwhile, she did not introduce her three children to her cousin Lilibet Queen Elizabeth the second‘s Platinum Jubilee, according to the royal expert Christopher Anderson.
“William and Kate made no effort at all to introduce Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis [Lili]’ Anderson said Us weekly exclusively on June 7, noting that there is still “a lot of tension” between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince Harry and Megan Markle. “As far as I know, no one believes they spoke [to one another]” during the celebrations that Brothers and wives: Inside the personal lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan author claims.
He added that the king-to-be, 39, and Kate, 40, traveled to Wales on Friday June 4 rather than attend their niece’s first birthday party, which was held at Frogmore Cottage over the weekend.
The Duke of Sussex, 37, and the suits The alum, 40, traveled to the UK for the first time earlier this month as a family of four to attend celebrations to mark the 70th jubilee of the 96-year-old sovereign. The trip was also the first opportunity for the royal family to meet Lili, who was born in June 2021 after moving to California. However, all attempts to “fix fences” have been unsuccessful, according to Anderson.
Instead of watching the Trooping the Color procession from the balcony of Buckingham Palace along with the Queen and Prince Charlesthe former military pilot and the Bank The author viewed the event from the Major General’s office. Anderson claimed it was a way of “getting the two out of the way” during their visit, although a spokesperson said so Us in May that the balcony was “reserved for those members of the Royal Family who are currently performing official public duties on behalf of the Queen”.
Harry and Meghan, who are also parents to 3-year-old Archie, made their first public appearance during the anniversary when they attended Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday 3 June. were also present at the event, they did not sit together during the service.
“Senior members of the royal family sat in the front row and non-senior members sat in the second row,” a source later said Us about the service, adding that the seating plan was designed by the palace “to avoid any unwanted attention” to the quartet.
“I think what matters is not only what has happened in the recent past,” Anderson said, referring to Harry and Meghan’s full-length interview with CBS in March 2021, but also “the royal family is afraid of what what will be contained in the book that Harry will publish later this year.” (The chairman of Invictus Games is currently writing a paper to be published in late 2022.)
Ahead of the anniversary celebrations, Harry and Meghan stopped in the Netherlands to visit the Queen at Windsor Castle on their way to the Invictus Games. “Both Meghan and I had tea with her. It was really nice to meet her,” he gushed during an appearance on the today show in April, shortly after his visit to his grandmother. “Being with her was great. … She is [in] great shape. … She always has a great sense of humor to me.”
While the Cambridge family may not have celebrated Lili’s big day with her, the little one first met her great-grandmother – or “Gan-Gan,” as her 8-year-old cousin George calls it – during the anniversary.
“Harry and Meghan were visiting the Queen at Windsor Castle with Lilibet and Archie,” a source revealed Us exclusively on Monday June 6th. “After reluctantly retiring from Party at the Palace, spending time with her great-grandchildren and seeing what Lilibet Turn 1 was like, she shed some light on her day,” the insider continued. “She thinks they’re adorable and gave gifts to Lili and Archie.”
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi