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04th Jun 2022

Kate Middleton and Prince William lead tributes to baby Lilibet on her first birthday

Ellen Fitzpatrick

She’s one today.

Prince William and Kate Middleton are leading tributes to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter, Lilibet Mountbatten Windsor as she celebrates her first birthday.

Taking to Twitter ahead of more platinum jubilee celebrations, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared a sweet birthday message through the Kensington Royal account.

They tweeted: “Wishing a very happy birthday to Lilibet, turning one today!”

The Royal Family’s official Twitter account added: “Wishing Lilibet a very Happy 1st Birthday!”

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall sent a tribute through their joint Clarence House account, which read: “Wishing Lilibet a very happy 1st birthday today!”

The sweet message comes after William and Kate were seen sitting away from Harry and Meghan at the Platinum Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.

When they arrived at the cathedral, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took their seats on the right hand side beside Princess Anne, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles whereas the Duke and Duchess of Sussex sat on the opposite side of the cathedral, beside Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank.

The two couples haven’t been seen together since the Commonwealth Service in Westminster Abbey in March 2020 after Harry and Meghan announced their plans to resign as senior working members of the Royal Family.

Harry and William, however, have been seen together a few times since, with the brothers reuniting in April 2021 for the funeral of their grandfather Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

They were then seen together again in July 2021 when they unveiled a statue of their late mother, Princess Diana to commemorate her 60th birthday.

Palace insiders told Page Six earlier this week that they two had no intention of interacting with each other at the celebrations this week.

“At the moment, it does not look likely that Harry and Meghan and William and Kate will meet up separately during the Jubilee celebrations,” said the source.

“There is certainly nothing in the diary at the moment.”