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Inside Harry and Meghan’s daughter Lilibet’s first birthday party

HARRY and Meghan’s daughter Lilibet has marked her first birthday with a party — with her royal second cousins invited.

The informal garden party was held at Windsor’s Frogmore Cottage with picnic-style snacks, a birthday cake, balloons and party games.

Harry and Meghan’s daughter Lilibet has marked her first birthday with a party — with her royal second cousins invited
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Harry and Meghan’s daughter Lilibet has marked her first birthday with a party — with her royal second cousins invitedCredit: Alexi Lubomirski
Meghan and Harry held the informal garden party at Frogmore Cottage, Windsor, with picnic-style snacks, a birthday cake, balloons and party games
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Meghan and Harry held the informal garden party at Frogmore Cottage, Windsor, with picnic-style snacks, a birthday cake, balloons and party gamesCredit: Splash
The Twitter account for the royals posted a balloon emoji and the message: 'Wishing Lilibet a very Happy 1st Birthday!'
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The Twitter account for the royals posted a balloon emoji and the message: 'Wishing Lilibet a very Happy 1st Birthday!'Credit: Not known, clear with picture desk

Zara and Mike Tindall’s children Mia, eight, Lena, three, and Lucas, one, were all expected at the do, along with Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly’s daughters Savannah, 11, and Isla, ten.

Other guests expected at the birthday celebration included Archie’s godfather Charlie Van Straubenzee, and his brother Tom, Princess Charlotte’s godfather.

Sources said: “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.

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“It was a nice opportunity for the other royal children to meet Lilibet for the first time.

"And as her first 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.”

The Sun revealed yesterday that Lilibet had finally met her great-grandmother the Queen, after whom she was named.

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Her birthday was celebrated on the Royal Family’s social media accounts yesterday.

The Twitter account for the royals posted a balloon emoji and the message: “Wishing Lilibet a very Happy 1st Birthday!”.

Her grandparents Charles and Camilla and uncle and aunt Wills and Kate also posted birthday messages online.

Neither Lilibet nor her three-year-old brother Archie have been seen in public at any of the Jubilee celebrations.

Meghan and Harry’s visit to the UK is Lilibet’s first — and also the first time she has stayed at Frogmore Cottage, where Archie spent his first year until the family relocated to California in March 2020.

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The cottage has been home to Princess Eugenie, her husband Jack Brooksbank and their son August since November 2020, but they moved out earlier this year.

Harry and Meghan have now renewed their lease on the property for 12 months.

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