When the Sussexes visit to honour the monarch’s Platinum Jubileethey will be holding their own family celebrations concurrently over the June 4 long weekend, including Lilibet’s first birthday.
Royal biographer Omid Scobie told 9Honey at an event for the Foreign Press Association: “For them and the Queen, securing the Queen’s first birthday with Lilibet is a big part of it. It was on her birthday.”
“I think it’s special to share these moments with the Queen.
“She hasn’t met Lilibet yet, and while I think some people think the couple kept Lilibet away from her for almost other reasons, part of it was the pandemic, her age and safety issues. So this is the first time They can actually get it done.”
“Sources tell me they want it to be the norm,” Scobee added, “so I don’t think it’s going to be a one-and-done situation, but the mystery remains.”
This find freedom The authors say the couple have “become more cautious about what they do in their private lives” after their plans were kept public.
“I think it’s the first time they’ve had a real moment to keep things private.”
And, in the interest of secrecy, it is understood that Prince Harry and Meghan will not be taking Archie and Lilibet to any public events.
“As far as I know, the kids are very private here,” Scobee told reporters.
“The kids are here just so they can spend time with the Queen, their great-grandmother, and I think that’s obviously something we’ve been waiting for for a while. She never got a chance to meet her namesake.
“So it’s going to be a special moment and I think we’re going to see something out of it.”
Scobie predicts we’ll get our first official photo of the Queen with Lilibet and Archie during the four-day celebration.
It’s also thought the Sussexes will release an official photo on their daughter’s milestone birthday, as they did on Archie’s first birthday.
It will be the first time fans have seen the toddler since pictures of the family’s Christmas cards were released through charity Rubiconin December.
This family photo – taken by their engagement and wedding photographer Alexi Lubomirski – shows Lilibet as a newborn and was taken about three months ago.
There has also been much speculation that the Sussexes may be baptized by Lilibet while they are in town.
Scobie didn’t rule out the possibility of that happening on the road, but he said it wouldn’t happen during the four-day jubilee celebration.
“I think there’s some kind of concerted effort there to make sure they [Sussexes] don’t cover it [jubilee] Because of course, that’s one thing a lot of media are waiting to say. “
“But I think if the security arrangements for this trip are successful, Harry can find some comfort in that, which I think will open the door to engagement here.”
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