The Duke of Sussex reportedly asked the Queen for an official photo of the monarch meeting great-granddaughter Lilibet during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations – a move branded “incredibly cheeky” by a royal expert if true.
Harry and Meghan wanted their own photographer to capture the moment the Queen met their daughter for the first time at Windsor, MailOnline reported – but a source said they were told “no chance” as it was a private moment. The photographer has not been named, but their friend and regular snapper Misan Harriman took the picture of Lilibet at Frogmore Cottage to mark her first birthday on Saturday.
Harry biographer Angela Levin told the Mail: “It is an incredible cheek. It is too incredible for words to have put pressure on his grandmother when she’s struggling to move during four days of celebrations where huge demands are being put on her. It’s even more of a strain when you are 96. The Jubilee is her last efforts as monarch, and yet Harry asks for time with her when she can’t say no.”
The Sussexes are not believed to have spent any private time with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during the Jubilee weekend, with William’s family unlikely to have met Lilibet. A source said the brothers’ relationship remains “fraught” after Harry and Meghan’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
But Harry and Meghan’s friend Omid Scobie said the Queen met the little girl “on more than one occasion”, and she also met the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall before the Sussexes jetted home to California.
Ms Levin said: “They should have stayed for a few days afterwards, spent time with the Queen after her duties had finished, tried to make things right with William. They would have had the time – but they chose to rush in and rush out.”
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