Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Were Reportedly Forbidden From Photographing The Queen Meeting Their Daughter For The First Time: “No Chance”

That seems a bit rude.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have had quite the rocky, tumultuous, and dare I say scandalous relationship with the royal family over the past few years, as the pair has seemingly put in the work to break some apparent generational curses. But nevertheless, the couple made their way to England for a quick trip across the pond to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with the royal family and even threw their daughter, Lilibet, the most adorable little first birthday party at Forgmore Cottage. It was the tot’s very first time in England, as well as her very first time meeting her great-grandmother and namesake.

However, according to new reporting from The Sun, it seems the royal family and the partially estranged couple, who are back Stateside now, haven’t quite buried the proverbial hatchet completely, after the tabloid revealed that Meghan and Harry were expressly forbidden from capturing their daughter’s first meeting with the Queen in photographs, for fear on the royal family’s part that the images would go public.

Per the report, Lilibet met Her Majesty on Thursday, amid Trooping the Colour, and her parents had requested to bring along a photographer as they, understandably, wanted to capture the special moment. However, the royals said absolutely not.

An inside source claimed, “Harry and Meghan wanted their photographer to capture the moment Lilibet met the Queen. But they were told no chance. It was a private family meeting.”

Frankly, I find it a bit strange that a great-grandmother, no matter how royal, would be adverse to having her first meeting with her great-granddaughter captured in photos. It certainly lends some credance to some of the claims Meghan has made about the first family.

But nevertheless, the couple did throw Lilibet a rather lovely birthday party while across the pond and shared images from the event:

It’s unclear whether the Queen attended the birthday bash, but a source told The Sun of the party: “it was a lovely do and had everything you’d expect from a child’s birthday party. But there was no formal entertainment. The idea was for it to be very relaxed and casual, with people free to pop in and out as they wished. It was a nice opportunity for the other royal children to meet Lilibet for the first time. And as her 1st birthday is such a milestone, there was lots of discussion ahead of time about the presents that she would be given on the day. One idea that proved very popular was a £75 pink Volkswagen Beetle ride-on toy, which had been spotted in Selfridges.”

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