This Saturday Lilibet, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s second child turned one, so other royal family members such as Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall all shared their heartfelt message for the occasion.
The official page for the royal family shared the post on Twitter, with the royals writing: “Wishing Lilibet a very Happy 1st Birthday!” joined by a balloon emoji fitting for this celebration.
Kate and William penned: “Wishing a very happy birthday to Lilibet, turning one today!” followed by a balloon emoji. While Charles and Camilla wrote: “Wishing Lilibet a very happy 1st birthday today!” alongside a cake emoji.
Soon after the post was flooded with comments and retweets from fans, all sharing their own well wishes and birthday celebration messages.
One penned: “To the most wonderful baby in the world. Happy 1st Birthday precious Lilibet!”
A second replied: “Happy birthday Lilibet! I have to say that the Queen deciding to spend her weekend celebrations with her own family around her is the best thing she’s done.
“70 years she’s put the crown and the public engagements first, this is her weekend and she’s spending it the best way!”
One-year-old Lilibet, of course, has an older brother, Archie, Prince Harry and Meghan’s oldest child, who is three. The family of four have returned to the UK for the celebrations of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, but have been reported that they want to “keep a low profile” by the BBC.
Lilibet, who was welcomed last year at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California, has only now met the Queen for the first time this Friday, even though her name honours her great-grandmother, who was known by the namesake as an infant.
Lilibet was first used way back when Princess Elizabeth was just a toddler and couldn’t pronounce her own name properly.
Her grandfather, King George V, would affectionately call her “Lilibet”, imitating her own attempts to say Elizabeth.
Harry and Meghan also decided to honour Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana, as Lilibet’s middle name is Diana.