Queen Elizabeth ‘Banned’ Harry & Meghan From Taking Photos of Her With Lilibet During Their 1st Meeting—Here’s Why

Queen Elizabeth ‘Banned’ Harry & Meghan From Taking Photos of Her With Lilibet During Their 1st Meeting—Here’s Why

 

Gatekeep queen. Queen Elizabeth banned Lilibet photos from being taken. The British monarch met with her great-granddaughter during her Platinum Jubilee. However, she forbid photos of her and her namesake together.An insider told The Sun on June 7, 2022, that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle were denied photos of the long-awaited meeting. “Harry and Meghan wanted their photographer to capture the moment Lilibet met the Queen.

 

Queen Elizabeth ‘Banned’ Harry & Meghan From Taking Photos of Her With Lilibet During Their 1st Meeting—Here’s Why

But they were told no chance. It was a private family meeting.” The Queen met with Lilibet during a private lunch after The Trooping of Colour on June 3, 2022. This was Lilibet’s first time in the UK after her parents stepped down from their Royal duties in 2020 and moved to California permanently. The Queen has previously met Lilibet virtually and desperately wanted to meet her after she was diagnosed with COVID-19 in early 2022.

 

 

Queen Elizabeth ‘Banned’ Harry & Meghan From Taking Photos of Her With Lilibet During Their 1st Meeting—Here’s Why

Lilibet also celebrated her first birthday on June 4, 2022, at her parent’s U.K. residence of Frogmore Cottage. Prince Harry’s father Prince Charles, his brother, Prince William and his wife, Kate, did not attend the birthday party due to prior commitments. On the bright side, Charles did gift Lilibet a special swing set that was similar to a swing set that he gave William and Kate.

 

Queen Elizabeth ‘Banned’ Harry & Meghan From Taking Photos of Her With Lilibet During Their 1st Meeting—Here’s Why

Harry and Meghan were also barred from appearing on the balcony at the traditional Trooping the Colour. Buckingham Palace confirmed on May 6, 2022, that “after careful consideration, the Queen has decided this year’s traditional trooping the colour balcony appearance on Thursday, 2 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.” However, they were seen in the Major General’s Office with other extended members of the Royal family.

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