Harry and Meghan have given the world a rare glimpse of Lilibet - and the grace-and-favour Windsor home they left for LA - as it is understood they were banned from photographing the one-year-old meeting the Queen for the first time.
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Inside Lilibet’s first birthday party: Meghan and Harry’s ‘intimate backyard picnic’ with face paint, cake by wedding baker and photographer who took pregnancy snaps among Frogmore guests – as Sussexes are slammed ‘for trying to picture Queen meeting’

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Harry and Meghan have given the world a rare glimpse of Lilibet - and the grace-and-favour Windsor home they left for LA - as it is understood they were banned from photographing the one-year-old meeting the Queen for the first time.

Harry and Meghan have given the world a rare glimpse of Lilibet – and the grace-and-favour Windsor home they left for LA – as it is understood they were banned from photographing the one-year-old meeting the Queen for the first time. 

The Sussexes released a picture taken as the little girl – named in tribute to the Queen, whose childhood nickname was Lilibet – in the grounds of Frogmore Cottage where she celebrated her first birthday at Windsor on Saturday with birthday cake, balloons, party games and picnic snacks.

The Sussexes released a picture taken as the little girl – named in tribute to the Queen, whose childhood nickname was Lilibet – in the grounds of Frogmore Cottage where she celebrated her first birthday at Windsor on Saturday with birthday cake, balloons, party games and picnic snacks. 

The image of Lilibet sitting happily on the grass was taken by family friend Mr Harriman (pictured with his daughter at the party), who also shared an image of Meghan holding her daughter inside Frogmore - the home they spent £2.4million ($3M) of taxpayers' money refurbishing before quitting as royals and emigrating.

The image of Lilibet sitting happily on the grass was taken by family friend Mr Harriman (pictured with his daughter at the party), who also shared an image of Meghan holding her daughter inside Frogmore – the home they spent £2.4million ($3M) of taxpayers’ money refurbishing before quitting as royals and emigrating. 

Among the birthday gifts were apparently a pastel pink VW Beetle ride-on car, £75 ($94) from Selfridges, while Sussex supporters donated $100,000 to charity in her honor. Prince Charles may have bought her a swing similar to one he bought for Prince George - after an aide to the Sussexes was seen unloading it from their private jet in Santa Barbara (pictured).

Among the birthday gifts were apparently a pastel pink VW Beetle ride-on car, £75 ($94) from Selfridges, while Sussex supporters donated $100,000 to charity in her honor. Prince Charles may have bought her a swing similar to one he bought for Prince George – after an aide to the Sussexes was seen unloading it from their private jet in Santa Barbara (pictured). 

Pictured: Prince George standing on a similar swing at the family home in Norfolk back in 2016 with the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge's names engraved on it.

Pictured: Prince George standing on a similar swing at the family home in Norfolk back in 2016 with the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge’s names engraved on it.

The mother and her red-haired daughter also posed with the photographer's blonde wife Camilla Holmstroem, a former Goldman Sachs banker turned entrepreneur, and their two daughters, who both had their faces painted, one of the activities laid on for guests. But while Mr Harriman also shared a picture of him smiling with his eldest child on Instagram and Twitter, there were no pictures of Harry and Archie released.

The mother and her red-haired daughter also posed with the photographer’s blonde wife Camilla Holmstroem, a former Goldman Sachs banker turned entrepreneur, and their two daughters, who both had their faces painted, one of the activities laid on for guests. But while Mr Harriman also shared a picture of him smiling with his eldest child on Instagram and Twitter, there were no pictures of Harry and Archie released. 

East London baker Claire Ptak – who made the couple’s wedding cake in 2018 – created new treats for the low-key bash. She later shared a picture of a small peony-covered cake that could be the one enjoyed by guests (pictured).

East London baker Claire Ptak – who made the couple’s wedding cake in 2018 – created new treats for the low-key bash. She later shared a picture of a small peony-covered cake that could be the one enjoyed by guests (pictured).

A spokesman for the couple did not name family members who attended the party, but Zara and Mike Tindall are believed to have made an appearance, along with their dauther Mia and Savannah Phillips. Three-year-old Archie's godfather, Charlie Van Straubenzee, and his brother Tom, godfather to Princess Charlotte, were also invited, it is understood. Prince William, Kate, George and Charlotte were notably absent as they were in Wales representing the Queen (pictured).

A spokesman for the couple did not name family members who attended the party, but Zara and Mike Tindall are believed to have made an appearance, along with their dauther Mia and Savannah Phillips. Three-year-old Archie’s godfather, Charlie Van Straubenzee, and his brother Tom, godfather to Princess Charlotte, were also invited, it is understood. Prince William, Kate, George and Charlotte were notably absent as they were in Wales representing the Queen (pictured). 

The California couple released the photograph hours after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge put pictures on social media showing hidden moments from the Jubilee including new pictures of Louis with his father, William, and Kate and the children - including Princess Charlotte and Prince George -  waiting in a doorway (pictured).

The California couple released the photograph hours after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge put pictures on social media showing hidden moments from the Jubilee including new pictures of Louis with his father, William, and Kate and the children – including Princess Charlotte and Prince George –  waiting in a doorway (pictured). 

The Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla, Kate Middleton and Prince William shared their greetings on social media at the exact same time. The official Twitter account for the Queen posted: 'Wishing Lilibet a very Happy 1st Birthday!', the account for Prince Charles shared an almost identical message.

The Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla, Kate Middleton and Prince William shared their greetings on social media at the exact same time. The official Twitter account for the Queen posted: ‘Wishing Lilibet a very Happy 1st Birthday!’, the account for Prince Charles shared an almost identical message.

The words posted on the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall's social media read: 'Wishing Lilibet a very happy 1st birthday today' along with a cake emoji. It is also very likely that Prince Charles met his grandchildren. It is understood that he and Camilla met Harry and Meghan privately. Pictured: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's birthday message to Lilibet.

The words posted on the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall’s social media read: ‘Wishing Lilibet a very happy 1st birthday today’ along with a cake emoji. It is also very likely that Prince Charles met his grandchildren. It is understood that he and Camilla met Harry and Meghan privately. Pictured: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s birthday message to Lilibet. 

Last night it was claimed that the Queen banned Harry and Meghan from having a photographer capture the Monarch met her great-granddaughter Lilibet for the first time. The 96-year-old is said to have met Harry and Meghan's daughter on Thursday. However, they were allegedly told 'no chance' of an official photo because it was a 'private family meeting', The Sun reported. Palace insiders may have worried any photos taken by Harry and Meghan would be shared with TV networks in the US or in Harry's upcoming memoirs.

Last night it was claimed that the Queen banned Harry and Meghan from having a photographer capture the Monarch met her great-granddaughter Lilibet for the first time. The 96-year-old is said to have met Harry and Meghan’s daughter on Thursday. However, they were allegedly told ‘no chance’ of an official photo because it was a ‘private family meeting’, The Sun reported. Palace insiders may have worried any photos taken by Harry and Meghan would be shared with TV networks in the US or in Harry’s upcoming memoirs.

Investigative journalist Tom Bower, who is working on a biography of the Duchess of Sussex, said: 'Meghan must have been furious when she heard that photographs of their Windsor meeting were forbidden. Banned from the balcony for Trooping the Colour, no shot of her with the Queen in St Paul's and then the final blow was no shot of Lilibet with her great-grandmother. Finally, the Palace is playing a good hand'. He added: 'The Sussexes’ contract with Netflix is in jeopardy. The veto of photos will fuel the Sussexes’ resentment. Harry’s reprisal could be more revelations in his book billed to be published later this year. This is a dangerous game for both sides'.

Investigative journalist Tom Bower, who is working on a biography of the Duchess of Sussex, said: ‘Meghan must have been furious when she heard that photographs of their Windsor meeting were forbidden. Banned from the balcony for Trooping the Colour, no shot of her with the Queen in St Paul’s and then the final blow was no shot of Lilibet with her great-grandmother. Finally, the Palace is playing a good hand’. He added: ‘The Sussexes’ contract with Netflix is in jeopardy. The veto of photos will fuel the Sussexes’ resentment. Harry’s reprisal could be more revelations in his book billed to be published later this year. This is a dangerous game for both sides’. 

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