MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry were absent from yesterday’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations as they were busy celebrating their daughter’s birthday.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s youngest child Lilibet turned one yesterday, and it seems that the tot was in for some real treats.
A source close to the couple spoke exclusively to The Sun where they revealed what the one-year-old was expected to receive in the form of presents.
The source revealed: “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 insider revealed that the party was a low-key affair.
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Held at the couple’s former home of Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, guest were treated to a picnic of sandwiches and cake.
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.
The source added: “It was a lovely do and had everything you’d expect from a child’s birthday party.
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"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.
“It was a nice opportunity for the other royal children to meet Lilibet for the first time.”
Little Lilibet, named after the monarch's own childhood nickname, is in the UK for the first time in her life amid the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
And while she and brother Archie, three, have not been seen in public, it's understood the Queen, 96, finally got the chance to meet Meghan and Harry's little girl as they returned to Britain to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.
Her Majesty yesterday wished her great-granddaughter happy birthday as she turned one, with the family expected to celebrate the milestone privately.
No pictures have been released of Archie and Lilibet since they touched down in the UK earlier this week.
In a tweet, the monarch sent her well wishes to the royal tot alongside a balloon emoji.
It reads: "Wishing Lilibet a very Happy 1st Birthday!"
Lilibet's uncle and aunt Prince William and Kate Middleton also shared a message on the platform, which said: "Wishing a very happy birthday to Lilibet, turning one today!"
And Prince Charles and wife Camilla wrote: "Wishing Lilibet a very happy 1st birthday today!"
It comes after The Sun revealed the Queen HAS met her great-granddaughter – named Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor in her honour.
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The family-of-four have been staying at Frogmore Cottage which just is a ten-minute walk from the Queen's private apartments at Windsor Castle.
It is not clear when Lilibet met Lilibet but the Sussexes arrived at noon on Wednesday while the Queen was at her apartments.
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