Queen Elizabeth and the royals will finally meet baby Lili this week. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's daughter will celebrate her 1st birthday with the British monarch.
Queen Elizabeth Is Meeting Baby Lili For The First Time On Her Birthday
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed earlier this month that they would fly to the United Kingdom to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee. They will be traveling with their two children, Archie, 3, and baby Lilibet, who will turn 1 on June 4.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are hosting a party at Frogmore Cottage Saturday. The place is just a stone's throw away from where Queen Elizabeth is staying — Windsor Castle.
Due to baby Lili's birthday bash, the Queen might not travel to Epsom, Surrey, for the horseracing Derby. All of her three precious horses have pulled out from the race, sources told The Sun.
If the Queen skips the Epsom Derby, it will be the third time she will miss the event in her reign. She first missed it when she visited Sweden in 1956 and in 1984 during the 40th anniversary of D-Day, Daily Mail.
Queen Elizabeth And The Sussexes On The Platinum Jubilee Celebration
The Queen invited her grandson on her four-day celebration for her 70 years on the throne. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle agreed and confirmed their attendance. However, they won't be making any balcony appearance when they return to the U.K. because the Queen decided to limit her royal companions to those who are still serving the firm.
"After careful consideration, the Queen has decided that this year's traditional Trooping the Colour balcony appearance on Thursday 2nd of June will be limited to Her Majesty and those members of the Royal Family who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen," a Buckingham Palace spokesman said in a statement obtained by People.
However, they are expected to attend the Thanksgiving service at St. Paul's Cathedral in London on Friday, The Telegraph reported.
Traditionally, extended members of the royal family have attended the service. However, they might not bring Archie and Lilibet as they are still too young for the event.
Prince Andrew and her daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, are also excluded from the balcony line-up. But they are also expected to be at the Thanksgiving service.
Stay tuned for more news and update about the royal family.