From celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to navigating a complicated return to duty and their first joint trip to the UK after stepping back from full-time royal work in 2020, it’s been a busy month for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Amid these events, however, the couple also marked their daughter Lilibet’s first birthday with a backyard picnic party at Frogmore Cottage — and shared the first candid photo of Lili.
As reported in People, according to a spokesperson for the couple, the “candid, spontaneous photograph that the Duke and Duchess are pleased to share today” was taken by family friend and birthday party guest Misan Harriman.
The photo is the first image of Lilibet, who turned one on June 4, that has been shared since she was an infant. The sweet snap shows a smiling Lili (whose full name is Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, named after her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and her grandmother, Princess Diana) playing in the yard while sporting a blue dress. The child wore a white bow in her red hair — a hair colour she appears to have inherited from her father.
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