The Queen has still not taken in her arms Lilibet, her great-granddaughter, born last June. Royal experts seem increasingly doubtful about the organization of a meeting between Elizabeth II and the daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Lilibet, the daughter of Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, was born on June 4 in California. Now 9 months old, the second child of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has still not met the British Royal family, including her illustrious great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. The latter would have been able to exchange with the granddaughter only via a video call. And the hope of seeing a meeting is dwindling by the day. Especially since Prince Harry has just made known that he would not participate in the tribute to his grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, on March 29.
Royal family expert Richard Fitzwilliams told the Daily Mail on Saturday 12 March that it was “a great shame” that the 95-year-old monarch had not yet hugged her great-granddaughter. Richard Fitzwilliams is not very optimistic that a meeting will take place: “It’s increasingly unlikely. If they (the Duke and Duchess of Sussex) don’t bring Lili, it’s obviously not going to happen. This is something that is not going to be resolved any time soon. And it doesn’t look like they’re coming here. Yet another Royal family expert, Brian Hoey, had estimated that a meeting between the Queen and the new member of the Sussex family would have eased the tensions between Prince Harry and the Royal family. According to him, Elizabeth II “would really like to see the baby”.
This gives Meghan Markle a good excuse not to come and also not to bring the children
Faced with the refusal to obtain enhanced police protection, Prince Harry made it known that he would not travel to the UK. For royal experts, under these conditions, actress Meghan Markle and her husband may “never return to the UK.” “I don’t think Meghan will ever come back to this country and I think it’s a very good excuse not to come back,” said Royal biographer Phil Dampier in the Sun, last January. He concluded, “Harry might come, but it gives Meghan a good excuse not to come and also not to bring the children.”
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