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07th Jun 2022

Harry and Meghan release brand new picture of Lilibet to mark 1st birthday

Trine Jensen-Burke


The image of daddy!

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released a brand new picture of Lilibet to mark the little girl’s first birthday – which the family celebrated at Frogmore Cottage over the weekend.

According to sources, Harry and Meghan hosted a ‘relaxed’ garden party last Saturday for little Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor – who goes by the shortened name ‘Lili’ – with family and friends invited to call over for festivities and cake.

The public has only ever seen one other picture of little Lili, which was when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex released a Christmas card last December, when their little girl was just six months old.

In this new picture, taken by photographer and friend of the couple, Misan Harriman, the tot is seen smiling and dressed in a pale blue frock – and with a mop of reddish hair, just like her daddy.


The Sussexes, who are now based in Montecito, California, released the touching photograph just hours after the family touched down in the US, having left Platinum Jubilee festivities early, missing the Pageant on Sunday.

Harriman, who has taken many of Harry and Meghan’s official photographs over the years, wrote on Twitter:

“It was such a privilege to celebrate the first birthday of Lilibet with my family and hers! Joy and face painting all around.”

In another picture from the party, Lilibet is seen in her mother Meghan’s arms beside photographer Misan Harriman’s family which includes his wife Camilla Holmstroem.

Twitter royal commentator and friend of the Sussexes, Omid Scobie, also took to Twitter to share the sweet snap of Lilibet, and explained that the couple invited close friends and family for an ‘intimate backyard picnic’ to celebrate their daughter’s first birthday.

Those who are said to have been at Frogmore Cottage for the party include Zara and Mike Tindall’s three children, Mia, eight, Lena, three, and Lucas, one, as well as Savannah, 11, and Isla, 10, daughters of Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly.

Three-year-old Archie’s godfather, Charlie Van Straubenzee, and his brother Tom, godfather to Princess Charlotte, were also invited, according to the Daily Mail.