Harry and Meghan’s daughter Lilibet could meet her cousins ​​this weekend, claims Omid Scobie

Omid Scobie, journalist friend of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, says it’s still very possible that the couple’s daughter, Lilibet, will meet her three cousins ​​for the first time before the Sussexes return to California – amid ongoing speculation about frosty relations between the couple and the other members of the royal family.

Appear on Good morning America on Friday, Scobie, 40, said Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, had ‘two priorities’ on their trip back to the UK for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations: ‘Celebrating and honoring life and legacy ‘ of the monarch, and introduce her to their daughter for the first time.

According to the royal commentator, that meeting took place Thursday afternoon at Windsor Castle, where he says the Queen, who was named Lilibet as a child, had the chance to meet her eponymous great-granddaughter after a royal family lunch at Buckingham Palace.

“Of course we know that the Queen went back to Windsor Castle yesterday, and the couple also went back to Windsor where they are staying at Frogmore Cottage,” he told BBC Breakfast.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter, Lilibet, was able to meet her cousins ​​for the first time during the family’s stay in the UK, claimed the couple’s friend, Omid Scobie.

Lilibet, who turns one Saturday, was born in California and has yet to meet Prince William and Kate's three children, George, eight, Charlotte, seven, and Louis, four (seen on Thursday)

Lilibet, who turns one Saturday, was born in California and has yet to meet Prince William and Kate’s three children, George, eight, Charlotte, seven, and Louis, four (seen on Thursday)

Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, (seen on Friday) are in the UK to attend the Queen's platinum anniversary celebrations, amid ongoing speculation about tension between the Duke and his brother William, 39

Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, are in the UK to attend the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations amid ongoing speculation about tension between the Duke and his brother William, 39 (seen with Kate on Friday)

Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, (seen left on Friday) are in the UK to attend the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, amid ongoing speculation about tension between the Duke and his brother William, 39 ( to be seen on Friday with Kate)

“So that would have been the first moment or the first chance for her to meet her namesake.”

He added to GMA: “For Harry and Meghan, I think they had two priorities on this journey: to celebrate and honor the Queen’s life and legacy and also introduce her to their daughter.

‘Yesterday after Trooping the Color would have been the first opportunity for that, [when] she [all] went back to Windsor.’

His comments came just after Harry and Meghan left St. Paul’s Cathedral to a mixture of cheers and cheers after attending a Thanksgiving service with William, Kate, Prince Charles and Camilla and other members of the extended royal family.

The Sussexes were expected to keep relatively low profile during the four-day anniversary celebrations, with no sign of the Netflix cameras following them during the Invictus Games in the Netherlands in April and during their trip to New York last September.

However, the service at St. Paul’s in London was one of only a few public events they would attend – marking their first joint royal engagement since March 2020.

During the church service, the couple sat quite a distance from Harry’s brother, Prince William, and his father, Prince Charles, and the Sussexes were not seen in public speaking or interacting with any of the members of the royal family during the proceedings. , fueling further speculation. that the relationship between Harry and his family remains very tense.

However, Scobie insists the entire royal family has “put aside all difficulties” during the Queen’s platinum anniversary celebrations to ensure “all attention remains” on the monarch.

Royal commentator Scobie told GMA on Friday that 'there are still opportunities in the coming days' for Archie, three, and Lilibet, to spend time with their cousins

Royal commentator Scobie told GMA on Friday that 'there are still opportunities in the coming days' for Archie, three, and Lilibet, to spend time with their cousins

Royal commentator Scobie told GMA on Friday that ‘there are still opportunities in the coming days’ for Archie, three, and Lilibet, to spend time with their cousins

The Sussexes attended a Thanksgiving service at St Paul's Cathedral on Friday, marking their first joint royal engagement since a Commonwealth service in March 2020 (pictured)

The Sussexes attended a Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, marking their first joint royal engagement since a Commonwealth service in March 2020 (pictured)

Scobie, 40, revealed on Friday that the Queen first met her eponymous great-granddaughter Lilibet at Windsor Castle on Thursday.  In the photo, she can be seen spending time with the Sussex's son, Archie shortly after his birth.

Scobie, 40, revealed on Friday that the Queen first met her eponymous great-granddaughter Lilibet at Windsor Castle on Thursday. In the photo, she can be seen spending time with the Sussex’s son, Archie shortly after his birth.

“We’re all looking to see how the other family members are doing,” he said, adding: “I think everyone has really put all difficulties aside to really make sure all the attention stays on the Queen and that the environment they all find themselves in is really positive.’

He also claimed that despite Harry and Meghan appearing to keep their distance from William, Kate, Charles and Camilla, that behind the scenes may be a very different story – with the royal biographer, who has long been friends with the Sussexes, suggesting that there is still an ‘opportunity’ for the couple to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children ‘privately’.

“Of course there will be some private moments,” he said, adding that it’s still entirely possible Archie and Lilibet will get the chance to spend time with their cousins, George, Charlotte and Louis.

“No news yet, but I would say there are still opportunities in the coming days.”

A California native who will be celebrating her first birthday with a small gathering at Frogmore Cottage on Saturday, Lilibet has not yet met any of her royal cousins ​​- she had never traveled to the UK before.

Three-year-old Archie hasn’t seen any of his cousins ​​since he was a baby.

So far, Archie and Lilibet have been kept out of the public eye during the anniversary celebrations, with Harry and Meghan choosing not to take their children to one of the two major events they attended: Trooping the Color and the St. Paul’s Service.

However, Prince William and Kate’s three children, George, eight, Charlotte, seven, and Louis, four, caught the public eye when they joined their parents at Thursday’s Trooping the Color celebration, where the youngest of the three kids became a viral sensation thanks to his highly animated response to the royal flypast.

The mischievous young royal stole the spotlight on the balcony of Buckingham Palace when he made faces and picked his nose as he stood next to his great-grandmother.

Louis, the youngest of the Cambridge children, was also photographed earlier in the day waving enthusiastically to bystanders as he joined his siblings in a carriage ride down the Mall to Horse Guards Parade for the Queen’s Birthday Parade.

His most notable moments, however, came thanks to the distinctly strong bond he shares with his great-grandmother, the Queen, who was seen talking to the youngster during the flypast, seemingly trying to distract him from the loud noise of the planes.

And Louis seemed in a trance, looking up curiously at the monarch and demanding her attention. At one point, he even broke away from his mother Kate, 40, to sail past the Queen, much to the dismay of the Duchess of Cambridge and Camilla.

According to a lip reader, during the noisy flypast, as Louis tried to squeeze past the Queen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, Kate said to Camilla, “He’s really trying to come by!”

The Queen is affectionately known as ‘Gan Gan’ by the Cambridge kids – after Prince George created the adorable nickname for his two-year-old great-grandmother.

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