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Lillipet’s birthday party is a royal proxy war
The Daily Beast reported yesterday that it was “extremely unlikely” that Queen Elizabeth was planning “to attend the rumored first birthday party for her great-granddaughter Lilipt at Frogmore Cottage on Saturday,” and so it turns out.
The Sun Lillibit’s ‘cozy’ birthday party, hosted by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, was reportedly absent from the real royals, and only the children of Tindall and Phillips – grandchildren of Princess Anne – are expected to appear.
Their parents – Zara, Mike Tindall, Peter and Autumn Phillips – are not HRs, which makes their presence completely uncontroversial.
The Queen, who was not in good enough shape to make most of her jubilee celebrations, did not attend. She was lying in Windsor with mobility issues, and was wearing her “comfortable clothes” watching the race on TV, Zara later told reporters at the horse derby. Her Majesty is believed to be gathering strength in hopes of appearing on the balcony on Sunday to conclude the four-day weekend.
Meanwhile, William and Kate made it clear that they neither attended Lillibit’s first birthday party, nor their children, by the simple means of making a high profile public appearance hundreds of miles away in Cardiff with George and Charlotte Saturday.
However, the online joy was visible, with Lillipet’s birthday wishes issued from the social media accounts of the royals, Charles and Camilla, and Will and Kate. In private, it is known that the Queen met for the first time bearing her name in a private meeting with Harry and his family.
The Sun Harry and Meghan say, “They had a casual garden party at Frogmore Cottage, on the royal estate, with birthday cake, balloons, party games and picnic snacks.”
“It was a great opportunity for the other royal children to meet Lillipet for the first time.“
– royal source
Everyone who spoke to the newspaper was well informed about the event; Anything else, it shows that the Sussexes have enjoyed at least one event over the past few days of their Platinum Jubilee events – a period of time that seems, at least visually, to underline their isolation from the rest of the royal family. Did Harry even talk to William? nobody knows. The husband’s smile was not shared in public at least.
Sources told Sun: “It was a great job and was everything you’d expect from a kid’s birthday party. But there was no formal entertainment. The idea was to be very relaxed and informal, with people free to go in and out as they liked. It was a great opportunity for the other royal kids to meet Lillibit. For the first time.Since her first birthday is such a milestone, there was a lot of discussion early on about what gifts to give her that day.One idea that became very popular was a £75 pink Volkswagen Beetle, which was spotted In Selfridges”.
lovable. And an excellent product setting too!
Kate’s kids cook for Sunday Fest
Sunday will see the jubilee’s closing event, the Jubilee Queen Pageant. This is a parade of floats, musicians, corgi dolls (we’re not kidding) and circus acts on the festive streets of central London.
6,000 artists will line the two-mile course that follows the 1953 coronation parade. Despite dire warnings of bad weather, the rains have stopped in London so far, and it looks like organizers may be more fortunate than they did in 2012 when a three-hour parade performed in River Thames in cool and wet conditions to the presence of Prince Philip. in the hospital.
Sunday is also the day of a community party in the UK, and Charles and Camilla arrived shortly before noon local time at one of these events at a London cricket ground, and took their places at a 20-foot tea table, while Edward and Sophie were scheduled to sit in a restaurant . A table at The Long Walk in Windsor Great Park, where members of the royal family attempt to “break the world record for longest dinner table by assembling 488 tables” daily Mail reports.
However, stealing the show are new photos Kate posted that show her three children baking in Cardiff yesterday.
Question: Why did the palace care about inviting Harry and Meghan at all?
Amid all the glitz, glamour, and cheerful glamour of yesterday’s pop party at the Palace, it was hard not to notice Harry and Meghan’s absence. The Daily Beast doesn’t know if it’s “non-food” as the old British proverb says (not invited) or has made the decision not to attend themselves. Lending credence to the second version of events is a rumor that they were invited to the Guildhall reception after St Paul’s Cathedral Mass on Friday, but chose not to go of their own volition.
Are they invited to these events and choose not to go. Can. If you’re made to feel as unwelcome as the royals seem to make, why play nice with the cameras?
Alternatively, Harry and Meghan probably watched the action on TV at Frogmore Cottage (or maybe not). Let’s hope they’ve had their pizza and beer, and resisted the temptation to throw crusts at William and Charles when they gave their on-screen speeches.
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Platy Job so far in case you missed it
The platinum jubilee holiday is drawing to a close on Sunday afternoon, and since royal planners are reviewing events so far, they’re probably reasonably satisfied with how things have turned out after all the years of planning.
Day one, Thursday was a hit and a run. The rising sun, blue skies, and a healthy queen miraculously appeared not once, not twice, but three times to receive the gratitude of her people. The first two appearances on the balcony at Buckingham Palace during and after Trooping the Color, the Queen’s official birthday, went like clockwork.
the third, which allegedly set off the Bacon lighting festivities across the United Kingdom, may have been a slight idle; The Queen came out of the King’s Entrance at Windsor Castle, leaning heavily on a cane, and, pressing the button presented in the form of a ball, lit up an arranged row of Christmas lights, Thinklike a sceptre. These were somehow supposed to be associated with Prince William doing the same at Buckingham Palace. A certain amount of magical thinking was required.
This effect was not helped by the fact that many communities in the UK lit their beacons long before the Queen pressed the button.
Thursday also saw the first day of the Meghan and Harry hideout going into effect. After making a great deal of the fact that they were invited to the festivities, and that they would be watching “the Troops” with other members of the royal family in a ceremonial room overlooking the parade grounds, Harry and Meghan weren’t invited much to wave to the paparazzi from the windows. Some endearing footage eventually surfaced of them jokingly silencing the Tindall kids.
Thursday ended with a bit of a descent. The news that the Queen has found the day somewhat inconvenient and will not appear at her Thanksgiving service for her reign at St Paul’s Cathedral the following day. That service was a wonderfully graphic representation of royal disenchantment as Harry and Meghan are brutally expelled from the royal family’s inner circle, miles from William, Kate and Charles in the cathedral. Amazingly, the two brothers did not even acknowledge each other’s existence.
After the service, Harry and Meghan did not attend a reception, although a rumor spread that they had been invited – instead, she brought them back to Frogmore Cottage. The Queen’s continued absence dominated the daytime event on Saturday – the horse derby. However, she did make a pre-recorded appearance at the Palace Evening Party thanks to the Paddington Bear play, which was both charming and funny.
Once again, there was no sign of Harry and Meghan. Perhaps the last chance to correct this omission will come Sunday evening, when there will be another appearance on the balcony at the end of the Jubilee Contest, according to Britain’s Worst Secrets. If the Queen makes it through, and Harry and Meghan are not included, it’s hard to know when the family will seize the opportunity to publicly reconcile.
This week in royal history
The first weekend in June is always when Elizabeth celebrates her “official birthday”, with her real birthday being April 21. Edward VII is to blame for all this Christmas business. His birthday was on November 9, but in 1908 he moved the party to summer in hopes of reducing bad weather.
Had he been alive, Prince Philip would have turned 101 on June 10. He was born on that day, 1921, at Villa Mon Repos, in Corfu, Greece.
CHEEZ, a lot. Who is responsible for the low, low, and low profile of Harry and Meghan this weekend, and do minors realize that Californians seem to be getting ignored once again? Why would Harry and Meghan bother coming to the UK, knowing that they would be universally empty by the family? Was it for that audience with the Queen, knowing that it might be the only time she’d meet the great-granddaughter who named her pet, Lilibit? Whatever it was, one would assume it had been a difficult and strange few days for them.
And the festivities served a necessary dual purpose: a raucous bowl of the Queen’s 70-year reign, while also being a hopeful effort by the palace to sell the new players in the royal series, main and bit parts, to the public? If so, did that work, or did it just show that the royal family is an outdated group of festive and dress-making suits that the public will eventually get tired of paying for?
Was the Platinum Jubilee a four-day party of praise and joy for the royal crowd, an excuse to drink, take time off work, pamper your hair, or hide in a dark corner wishing it all ended, for everyone else?
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