On June 4, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s daughter Lilibet Diana celebrated her second birthday in California, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex make their home. The newly named Princess turned one-years-old during her late great-grandmother’s Platinum Jubilee last year. Everyone was gathered to honor Queen Elizabeth, who passed away in September 2022, just a few months later.
But they still found time to wish Lilibet a Happy Birthday on social media, with both the Waleses and King Charles posting about the occasion:
This year, however, there have not yet been any messages to the Sussexes or Lilibet anywhere.
Harry and Meghan’s son Archie celebrated his fourth birthday on May 6, which was the same day as King Charles’ official coronation. It’s not too surprising that things were busy for the Royal family that day, but they did not wish him a happy birthday either.
Meghan and Harry, however, are planning a party at home with their children and a few close friends. A source told New Idea, “No doubt she’ll be getting a truckload of presents. Meghan has fallen in love with Cartier’s absolutely divine music boxes.”
They added, “Harry is letting Meghan take charge of most of Lili’s gifts, but he was talking about adding more British books to the nursery that he used to love as a kid, like the Paddington Bear and Frog and Toad series.”
And according to Express, King Charles will be sending Lilibet a gift, a “custom-made cubby house.” This is the same style of play toy his sisters had as children.
The Royal family has recently acknowledge and included Archie and Lilibet in other ways, updating on the official website that the kids will not be referred to as “Prince Archie of Sussex” and “Princess Lilibet of Sussex” on formal occasions.
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.