Duke and Duchess of Sussex have published portraits of their daughter – named after the Queen – to celebrate her first birthday
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released two photographs of their daughter, Lilibet, to mark her first birthday on Saturday.
The couple shared an image of the little girl, who is named after the Queen, taken in the grounds of Frogmore Cottage, their Windsor home.
Dressed in a pale blue dress and wearing a white lace headband, Lilibet appears to have inherited her father’s ginger hair and has blue eyes. Her beaming smile shows she has six baby teeth, with two more cutting through on the bottom.
A spokesman said the couple were “incredibly touched by the countless birthday wishes for their daughter” and revealed that friends and family gathered for “a casual, intimate backyard picnic at Frogmore Cottage” to mark her big day.
The photograph was taken by Misan Harriman, who attended the small party with his wife and children.
He has previously taken photographs of the family of four, and was recently seen enjoying the Invictus Games with Prince Harry.
A cake was created by Claire Ptak, whose Violet Bakery also baked the couple’s wedding cake in 2018.
An extra photograph, taken in black and white by Harriman and posted on Twitter, shows Lilibet being carried by her mother Meghan, posing alongside his own family.
Lili, wearing a cardigan, spotted socks and a clip in her hair, appears to be happily chewing some party food, while her young friends sport lion face paint.
The images were released to the press just hours after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posted unseen photographs of the four-day festivities in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The timing took royal watchers by surprise – not least as Harry and Meghan had kept such a low profile while in Britain – with the public not seeing Lilibet or her brother, Archie, three, all weekend.
One-year-old Lilibet is understood to have been introduced to her great-grandmother the Queen for the first time.
The Sussexes also thanked their fans for a fundraising drive in honour of Lilibet’s birthday, which raised more than $100,000 to the World Central Kitchen, a charity they support and which has recently worked in Ukraine and in Uvalde, Texas at the site of a primary school shooting.
It is only the second set of official photographs of Lilibet, following a Christmas card when she was a small baby in which she was seen giggling with her mother.
Source : Telegraph