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The Queen’s enforcers reportedly said Harry and Meghan “no chance” when the couple asked for a photo of the monarch meeting their child Lilibet for the first time.
The denied photo reveal emerged as Harry and Meghan posted their own picture of their daughter to celebrate her first birthday.
The Sussexes released the picture on Monday night, a day after the anniversary celebrations officially ended. It was revealed that Lilibet inherited her father’s red hair.
The picture was taken at their Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage, by Misan Harriman, a photographer who has previously taken personal photos of the couple and their family.
“You were told no chance. It was a private family reunion”
— palace source
That Sun reported that while the Queen met Harry and Meghan’s daughter on Thursday when they were briefly in the UK for the anniversary, no photos were taken of the meeting.
The Daily Beast previously reported that sources had said it was highly unlikely that such an image would be released.
That Sun A source quoted the royals as saying the royals were nervous that a photo of the encounter could be taken if it ended up on US TV channels.
A source told the newspaper: “Harry and Meghan wanted their photographer to capture the moment Lilibet met the Queen.
“But they were told there was no chance. It was a private family reunion.”
The Sussexes’ relationship with the Queen is believed to have been damaged when the couple named their daughter Lilibet, the Queen’s nickname as a child, without first asking her permission.
The refusal to take an official photo with the Queen was just one of many sleights of hand dished out to Harry and Meghan over the course of the anniversary.
The couple left the UK in a private jet before the final day’s main event – a pageant in honor of the Queen through the streets of London – had begun and were on the air when Her Majesty appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
A royal friend described their hasty departure as attention-grabbing and upset, telling The Daily Beast: “Would it have killed you waiting a few hours?”
They have only been seen in public once in an official capacity as part of the Jubilee celebrations, when they attended a thanksgiving service for the Queen’s reign. As they climbed the steps of St. Paul’s Cathedral, audible boos could be heard between the usual cheers, and they sat a long way from important working kings like Charles and William. Video of the event appears to show Meghan turning away as Kate walks past her.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/harry-and-meghan-told-no-chance-of-queen-and-lilibet-photo?source=articles&via=rss Harry and Meghan told “No Chance” from Queen and Lilibet Photo