Go ahead, Queen Elizabeth II.
Another woman in your family is about to steal the spotlight.
On Monday, in the wake of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – a four-day holiday weekend to mark the King’s unprecedented 70-year reign – Megan Merkel and Prince Harry gave fans a hearty surprise.
They have unveiled a new picture of their second child and only daughter Lilibet.
In the snapshot, which also landed on the heels of a one-year-old child, Lilibet smiles as she plays in her family backyard.
She is donning a blue dress and a white lace bow to her red hair, a feature she has obviously inherited from her famous father.
According to a spokeswoman for Meghan and Harry, close family friend and Misan Harriman (who attended Lilliput’s party with his wife and children) “took the candid, spontaneous photograph that the Duke and Duchess are happy to share today.”
The couple was “incredibly touched by the countless birthday wishes for their daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor,” the spokesman added, adding that they were “surprised to learn” the amount of donations in her honor for World Central Kitchen (WCK) was over ,000 100,000.
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“The WC provides food in the first place, in response to humanitarian, climate and community crises. They build resilient food systems with locally managed solutions.
“Recently, they have provided assistance in Uvalde, TX and Ukraine.”
Lilliput is named after her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, who was able to see the baby for the first time last week.
“Harry and Meghan met Lillibet and the Queen at Windsor Castle [son] Archie, ”an insider told our weekly earlier.
The visit came when the 96-year-old King canceled several events, even though he “really wanted to be there” to celebrate.
“After reluctantly leaving the party at the palace, spending time with her grandchildren and seeing Lilibett turn 1 year old adds some light to her day,” the insider explained to the outlet.
“She thinks they are adorable and have given gifts to Lily and Archie.”
Archie and Lily did not attend any of the jubilee ceremonies, with their mother and father leaving for Trooping the Color on Thursday and a Thanksgiving in honor of the Queen at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.
They did not attend the Platinum Party at the palace on Saturday evening or the Platinum Jubilee pageant on Sunday outside Buckingham Palace.
They have had little contact with alleged rivals Kate Middleton and Prince William, based on reports from abroad.
Merkel and her husband must have moved away from the royal family for more than two years, before moving to Los Angeles.
Nowadays they have very little relationship with the queen or anyone in her inner circle.
They remain on decent terms with the woman in charge of the United Kingdom, but even after stopping at Windsor Castle during a tour of the Netherlands in memory of the Invictus Games in April.
“Megan and I both had tea with her. It was really nice to meet her,” Harry said in an interview with Hoda Kotb today after the trip, adding that her grandmother was in “great form” when they reunited.
Harry also discussed returning to the United Kingdom with his wife after moving to the United States.
“Home for me now, in the state for the time being, and that’s what it feels like,” Harry added at the time.
“We are greeted with open arms and Santa Barbara has such a great community, [California]”