There is a lot of style and circumstance surrounding the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
People living in the UK and some Commonwealth countries enjoyed a four-day weekly holiday and the event did not take place under the same roof for more than two years, bringing together members of the royal family.
Naturally, most of the coverage centers on Queen Elizabeth II and her 70-year reign, but there is also a lot of ink spread about Megan Merkel and Prince Harry.
Back in April, Megan and Harry visited the United Kingdom for the first time since they left for the United States in early 2020.
The tour went much smoother than the couple’s critics expected, and soon after, Harry and Megan were invited to join in the jubilee.
If you’ve ever seen The Crown, you probably know that Elizabeth’s decision to preserve the institution of the British royal family, and her decision to invite Sussex to the anniversary, was probably the result of PR tact.
As a bonus, however, the invitation created an opportunity for an encounter that many royal observers feared would never happen.
We are, of course, talking to the Queen and her granddaughter Lilibet.
Harry and Meghan welcomed Lillibet in June 2021, but she still couldn’t cross paths with Elizabeth.
According to a new TMZ report, Harry and Meghan officially presented Lilibet to the Queen during a private luncheon.
The Lilliputian Queen is named after Prince Philip’s nickname, so it would have been very sad if the 96-year-old king had not had the opportunity to meet his youngest grandchildren.
Interestingly, tomorrow is Lilliput’s first birthday, and it looks like members of the royal family are planning to have a fitting party.
Most families will be present – but according to TMZ, there will be at least one obvious absence.
The site states that Kate Middleton will not be attending the party.
Many are taking this as a sign that Meghan and Kate are still at odds with each other, which is not surprising given the amount of drama that has spread between them.
During her Oprah interview, Meghan revealed that Kate had made her cry a few days before her wedding.
And of course, Meghan also revealed that an unnamed member of the Windsor group had expressed concern about the color of Meghan’s unborn child during her first pregnancy.
Insiders say the whole family was upset about the revelations, but no one was more upset than Kate and Prince William.
Sussex and Windsor interacted over the Jubilee Weekend course and viewers said their conversations seemed civic.
But there are still some obstacles between the two couples.
Harry and Meghan weren’t invited to join the rest of the royal family on the porch for the Royal Air Force Flyover, and Kate doesn’t seem to have been invited to Lilliput’s birthday party.
There is no word on whether William was invited, but we would be very surprised if he appeared without his wife.