Pictures show Lillipet, the daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan, turning one year old in Britain

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A friend of Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has posted rare photos of the couple’s daughter Lillibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, at her first birthday party in the United Kingdom, during a long weekend marking Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year rule.

Maisan Harriman, photographer and friend of Harry and Meghan, posted photos taken at Lillipet’s birthday party at Frogmore Cottage, the couple’s Windsor home, on social media on Monday.

Harry and Meghan, who have announced they will step back from their official roles as working members of the royal family in 2020 and move to California, are back in the UK for a four-day celebration marking the Queen’s platinum jubilee.

The couple mostly kept out of the limelight at various parties, parades and events organized for the occasion.

Harry and Meghan appear in public for the first time on the Queen’s platinum jubilee

The Queen reportedly met Lillibit’s great-granddaughter – named after her and Harry’s late mother Diana, Princess of Wales – for the first time last week.

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attended a Thanksgiving service on the second day of the Platinum Jubilee celebration on June 3 in London. (Video: Reuters)

Royal commentator Omid Scobie, who co-authored a book on the Sussex exit from their official roles within the monarchy, chirp Harry and Meghan invited close friends and family to an “intimate picnic in the backyard” at Frogmore Cottage, Windsor on Saturday “to celebrate Lilibet,” a spokesperson for the couple said.

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Photos from the event that Harriman has shared on Twitter and Instagram include a photo of Lillipet sitting on the grass wearing a light blue dress and a bow, as well as a black and white group shot of Meghan holding Lillipet standing next to her. Harriman’s wife, Camilla Holmstrom, and their two daughters.

In a statement shared by Scooby, a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan said the couple were “incredibly touched by their daughter’s countless birthday wishes.” Scooby said party guests enjoyed baked goods designed by Claire Ptak, who made Harry and Meghan’s wedding cake.

The spokesperson added that the couple were stunned to learn that “people all over the world” had donated more than $100,000 to World Central Kitchen in Lilibet’s honor. An online fundraiser organized by supporters of the couple – who call themselves the “Sussex Squad” – raised nearly $109,000 for the charity early Tuesday in honor of Lilipt and her brother, Archie, who celebrated their third birthday last month.

Several members of the royal family wished Lillibit a happy birthday on Saturday – including Harry’s brother, Prince William, and his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, who were in Wales on that day to celebrate the jubilee.

The royal family’s official Twitter account too desire Lilibet “Very Merry Christmas”, as Harry’s father did, Prince Charlesand his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

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