The reason ‘the Queen turned down a photo opportunity with Lilibet‘ has been revealed.
According to The Sun, the 96-year-old ‘forbid’ Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from getting shots of her face-to-face meeting with her great-granddaughter.
An insider reportedly told the publication: “Harry and Meghan wanted their photographer to capture the moment Lilibet met the Queen.
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“But they were told no chance. It was a private family meeting.”
The publication claims that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were also told they had to keep a low profile over the Platinum Jubilee weekend, which meant no Netflix cameras.
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Although the Queen appeared to be keen on meeting Prince Harry and Markle’s second child, it’s been reported that Prince William and Kate Middleton didn’t make the most of the opportunity.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were reportedly invited to meet the tot when a birthday party was held at Frogmore Cottage on June 4.
However, they apparently declined the invitation due to another major event on the same day.
A royal insider reportedly told Page Six that it’s because Prince William and Middleton are still ‘wary’ of the couple.
The source is believed to have said: “Things are still fraught – William is still wary of spending any time alone with Harry as you never quite know what may be reported back afterwards.”
However, another source told Entertainment Weekly that the overlap in events was ‘simply a coincidence’.
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The insider reportedly told the outlet: “It’s simply a coincidence they fell on the same day.
“There was no intended slight.”
Apparently, Lilibet’s birthday was a ‘casual, intimate backyard picnic’ where she was surrounded by ‘close friends and family’.
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