Surprising sufficient that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly denied Queen Elizabeth an opportunity to offer little Lilibet Diana a kiss and a slice of cake on her first birthday in June 2022. However in keeping with Paul Burrell, Princess Diana’s former butler, the couple added insult to royal damage by leaving city with out a lot as a toodle-oo. “The following day she requested if perhaps they’d like to return up for tea once more and was instructed they’ve gone,” he instructed The Mirror. “‘What do you imply they’ve gone?’ she mentioned. ‘They’ve gone again to America.’ ‘Oh no, they by no means mentioned goodbye.'”
The monarch did not completely miss out, nonetheless; Burrell provides that she did see Lilibet (and, presumably, older brother Archie) the day prior. It was then that Harry and Meghan held a personal get together for his or her daughter on the grounds of Frogmore Cottage, their former residence in Windsor. Sadly, the queen died three months later at 96 with out seeing Archie and Lili once more. Harry made a poignant assertion on the time on his Archewell Basis web site (by way of Folks), during which he recalled the primary second the queen “hugged [her] beloved great-grandchildren.” When Prince Harry paid a shock go to to the queen’s burial web site on the anniversary of her loss of life, he might have felt regrets over not dropping by the palace earlier than going again to California, so his kids may get yet one more hug from the royal legend.