Platinum Jubilee weekend included a few appearances from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but no sightings of their two children, Archie and Lilibet Mountbatten Windsor, although Lili, who is named after the childhood nickname of Queen Elizabeth, celebrated her first birthday on Saturday. But now that the anniversary weekend is over, a friend of the couple has given us a peek at Lili’s private birthday party. Photographer Misan Harriman shared a few photos of Frogmore Cottage on his Twitter account on Monday.
In one photo, Meghan is holding Lili and in another photo, Lili is sitting on a patch of green grass. These are the first images of Lili where her face is fully visible; she was shown from the side in a Christmas card released last year. According to The sun† the party was informal and had picnic-style snacks, along with a visit from a few royal cousins.
Harriman, the first black man to shoot a British Vogue cover, also took the photos when Meghan and Harry announced they were expecting Lili in February 2021 and the photos that came with it. Princess Beatrice‘s engagement with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in September 2019. In 2019, Harriman said: Vanity Fair about the experience of photographing their engagement. “You can’t be nervous when the subjects are so comfortable,” he said. “I call my lens the truth-seeker, and that’s exactly what has been captured, two people who have found their safe haven in each other.”
Meghan and Harry watched Trooping the Color and attended the Thanksgiving Friday morning service, but did not attend any further public events during the platinum anniversary celebrations. The trip marked Lili’s first trip to the UK and her first opportunity to meet her grandfather prince charles and the Queen, her great-grandmother.
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