Real reason Kate Middleton turned down invite to Lilibet’s 1st birthday party – she was mocked by Meghan’s pal

Real reason Kate Middleton turned down invite to Lilibet’s 1st birthday party – she was mocked by Meghan’s pal.


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are parents to two beautiful children, Archie and Lilibet.

While Archie was born in his father’s homeland, his little sister was welcomed into the world following Megxit – her parent’s decision to step down from their royal duties and leave Britain behind.

The little one was named after her great-grandmother, late Queen Elizabeth II, whose nickname in her younger days was Lilibet and got her middle name from her late grandmother, the People’s Princess, Lady Di.

When Lili was born, the happy parents were quick to announce the news with the general public.


A spokesperson for the couple said: “It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world.

“Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California. She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home.

“Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales.

“This is the second child for the couple, who also have a two-year-old son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The Duke and Duchess thank you for your warm wishes and prayers as they  enjoy this special time as a family.”


Congratulations came pouring in, and Kate and William were among the well-wishers. “We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili. Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie,” they wrote on their Instagram account.

The little one was first introduced to late Queen Elizabeth Platinum Jubilee Celebration in 2022. Since the Sussexes were in Britain at the time, they decided to throw a picnic party at Frogmore Cottage, their now-former UK home, for Lili’s first birthday. This was the first time for the sweet girl to visit her father’s homeland, which added to the meaningfulness of the event.

Queen Elizabeth was reported to have been in attendance but she refused to take photos with her great-grandchildren. As per The Sun, she banned Harry and Meghan to have a photographer present because she didn’t want any images to be made public. Camilla Tominey, royal expert, claimed one of the reasons was that the Queen had a bloodshot eye.

“Harry and Meghan wanted their photographer to capture the moment Lilibet met the Queen,” an insider told The Sun. “But they were told no chance. It was a private family meeting.”

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William and Kate didn’t attend Lilibet’s birthday party. It was reported that they traveled to Wales together with their three children.

“William and Kate made no effort at all to introduce Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to [Lili],” royal expert Christopher Andersen told Us Weekly, adding that there is still “a lot of tension” between Harry and Meghan and William and Kate.

After Prince William and Kate Middleton declined the invite to Lilibet’s birthday celebration, one of Meghan’s friends was left quite annoyed.

Garcelle Beauvais, a star on the television show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, spoke to E! about the fact that the now-Prince and Princess of Wales skipped the birthday bash, branding Kate’s decision as “shady.”

“What’s going on is, ‘What a coincidence, we’re out of town; I’m washing my hair.’ There’s a little shade there,” Beauvais told E!.

“They can’t hold back the flight a couple of hours to meet Lilibet and Archie?”

SANDRINGHAM, NORFOLK – DECEMBER 25: Catherine, Princess of Wales attends the Christmas Morning Service at Sandringham Church on December 25, 2023 in Sandringham, Norfolk. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Truth be said, family quarrels are never easy on anyone involved, and sadly, the “battle” between Harry and Williams means distancing from their nieces and nephews as well.

Royal biographer Tom Quinn claims Harry is ‘devastated’ about the ongoing family feud.

“We know that Harry’s deepest upset concerns not just his lack of relationship with George, Charlotte and Louis, but also his own children’s lack of a relationship with their cousins,” Quinn told the Mirror.

“Harry and Meghan would love to get round the problem – they would love it if the cousins could meet regularly and have a positive relationship as they grow up, but they cannot see a way to do it while they themselves, Harry and Meghan, are estranged. Harry has said that he hopes the cousins can at least be friends as adults.”

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On June 4, Lilibet turned three and her birthday celebration was rather low-key.

People Magazine reported that the Sussexes invited their closest family and friends, as well as some of Lili’s friends to their Montecito mansion.

Harry and Meghan tend to keep their children out of the spotlight, yet they are said to plan to bring them them on future tours.

“Meghan is acutely aware of what a great look this will be – the charming royal couple with their charming royal children will attract the sort of publicity that Harry and Meghan crave, especially now that they are so determined to be billionaire entrepreneurs,” Quinn told the Mirror.

The royal expert added: “While Harry and Meghan go on with their increasingly prominent royal lives, Kate and William are left floundering and Meghan and Harry know it.”


During their most recent trip to Nigeria, which angered the members of the Firm because it looked like a royal tour, Meghan engaged in a conversation with some pupils and shared some fun facts about her daughter.

“Interestingly, so our daughter, Lili, she’s much, much tinier than you guys. She’s about to turn three. And a few weeks ago she looked at me and she would just see the reflection in my eyes. And she said ‘Mama, I see me in you’. Oh, now she was talking really, literally,” Meghan said, as per the Mirror.

“But I hung onto those words in a very different way. And I thought, yes, I do see me and you, and you see me and you, but as I look around this room, I see myself in all of you as well.”

The Duchess also revealed that Lilibet’s “favorite class” was “singing and dancing,” most likely because of “all the jumping around.”

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