The Queen will meet Harry and Meghan’s daughter Lilibet for the first time as she releases the diary on her namesake’s birthday

The Queen has set aside her diary for what could be her first birthday party for Lilibet – Harry and Meghan’s daughter is named after her.

Her Majesty, 96, is likely to miss her favourite sporting event, Saturday’s derby – The day her great-granddaughter was one year old.

The Queen has never met Meghan and Harry's daughter Lilibet

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The Queen has never met Meghan and Harry’s daughter LilibetCredit: Alexi Lubomirski
Her Majesty has set aside her diary for what could be her first birthday party for Lilibet

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Her Majesty has set aside her diary for what could be her first birthday party for LilibetCredit: Getty

The monarch, who has never seen a child, will celebrate their first anniversary by Harry, 37, and mum-of-two Meghan, 40, at Frogmore Cottage, a stone’s throw from Windsor Castle.

This couple stirs up unease when they ‘tell, not ask’ the Queen They call their daughter Lilibet, The four-day Platinum Jubilee will be at the official residence next weekend.

Aides are doing everything they can to manage Her Majesty’s diary so as not to tire her out.

she has Suffering from “occasional mobility issues” six months and use a cane.

Last week, she was Get chauffeured around the Chelsea Flower Show in a £62,000 buggy.

She has been at Craigowan Lodge, which is her Highland Bolthole, and has her own wheelchair friendly lift on her Balmoral Estate.

A source close to the Queen said it was “increasingly unlikely” that she would travel to Epsom for the derby after all three of her horses dropped out.

Efforts have been made to ensure she can reach the royal box on the big day, but palace sources told The Sun it will be cancelled.

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The Queen, who will be in Scotland until the middle of the week, will also be absent Thursday’s official military parade.

she will change to Twice on the balcony of Buckingham Palace – Once being saluted by returning guards and then taking part in an RAF flight with the family.

The Queen hopes to attend Friday’s Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral, where she will be joined by Meghan, Harry and son Prince Andrew, 62.

Before Covid-19 hit, the Queen had only missed two derbys – a state visit to Sweden in 1956 and the 40th anniversary of D-Day in France in 1984.

It was a major event she never won during her 70-year reign.

Queen and Prince Philip meet Archie for the first time

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Queen and Prince Philip meet Archie for the first timeCredit: Handout – Getty
The Queen drove a £62,000 carriage around the Chelsea Flower Show last week

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The Queen drove a £62,000 carriage around the Chelsea Flower Show last weekCredit: Getty

Her current and former jockeys, dressed in the Queen’s purple, red and gold racing silks, and her racehorse display will still go ahead to the delight of the audience.

The Queen, nicknamed Lilibet as a child, is likely to meet Harry and Meghan’s daughter that day.

She and Prince Philip met the couple’s son Archie for the first timenow two, at Windsor Castle in May 2019.

Lilibet, who was born in California, is believed to have not been baptized.

Buckingham Palace did not want to comment on the Queen’s diary plans.

Meanwhile, other members of the royal family will take part in community events to mark Her Majesty’s 70th year on the throne.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will meet guests at the Oval Ballroom in south London, while the Earl and Countess of Wessex will be joined by members of the local Windsor community.

Jubilee celebration

Organisers said the bash was part of the Jubilee lunch, which included events ranging from the longest street party in the world record bid to a barbecue in the back garden.

More than 85,000 people will host the luncheon, the official community celebration of the Jubilee.

Images of platinum pudding and scotch eggs will appear on artist Lucy Sparrow’s 20-foot felt piece, and Charles and Camilla will be watching from the cricket ground. It will be on display at Buckingham Palace.

Charles, 73, and Camilla, 74, will also celebrate with the EastEnders cast In a special BBC soap opera.

They’ll have a big luncheon on Thursday’s episode.

Edward, 58, and Sophie, 57, will join Berkshire residents for a special lunch at Long Walk near Windsor Castle.

To celebrate the Jubilee, the route was redesigned as the “Long Table”.

From Canada to Brazil, New Zealand to Japan, South Africa to Switzerland, more than 600 Jubilee Luncheons are planned across the Commonwealth and beyond.

Britons will flock to the country’s Platinum Jubilee event and millions will flee.

Drivers have been warned to expect delays on popular routes, with the RAC estimating 19.5 million road leisure trips between Wednesday and Sunday.

travel chaos

A poll of 1,460 drivers’ travel plans shows Friday will be the most crowded day, as day trippers depart and families return from a half-term break.

Traffic information provider Inrix advises drivers to leave before 6am or after 3pm to avoid the worst traffic conditions.

Almost four in 10 drivers told the RAC they would not drive long distances.

About 11% blame high oil prices.

RAC transport expert Rod Dennis said: “It is clear to drivers that this double bank holiday approaching summer is a gift and millions are eager to make the most of it.”

UK airports are also set to have more than 10,000 departures between Thursday and Sunday, triple the number during last year’s Covid travel restrictions.

Half-term break for thousands disrupted as easyJet layoffs Over 200 flights to and from Gatwick Airport in 10 days. Tui also canceled some flights.

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Network Rail, which often carries out engineering work on bank holidays, said most major lines would remain open for the jubilee.

Boss Andrew Haynes said: “All routes to London’s main stations will be open. Demand will be high as people travel to the capital to celebrate this special occasion.”

Harry and Meghan cause upset as they 'tell, not ask' Queen about their daughter Lilibet

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Harry and Meghan cause upset as they ‘tell, not ask’ Queen about their daughter LilibetCredit: Getty