Prince Charles Has Not yet Met His Granddaughter Lilibet: ‘Incredibly Sad’ Said Royal Expert
Prince Charles has not yet met his second granddaughter, Lilibet Diana. The second in line to the British throne has remained in England due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and has not traveled to California where his son Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, currently reside. When will Charles finally get to meet Lilibet?
Lilibet Diana was named after two key women in Charles’ life
Lilibet Diana has the names of two key female figures in Charles’ life. She bears the nickname of his beloved mother, Queen Elizabeth, Lilibet, and his late wife, Princess Diana.
Lilibet was born on June 4, 2021. She is the second child of Charles’ son Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan. Harry saw his father just before his daughter’s birth when he returned to England for the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip.
A friend of the Duke’s said to Vanity Fair of the moniker, “He loves and respects his grandmother. For Harry, these are two very important and meaningful names.” The couple will call their daughter Lili.
Prince Charles is reportedly ‘incredibly sad’ about not meeting Lilibet
Prince Charles has not yet met his granddaughter and reports are that he is “incredibly sad.”
In an interview with Us Weekly, royal expert Nick Bullen claimed that the prince wants to meet Lili.
“I think Prince Charles really wants to meet his granddaughter,” said Bullen of the situation. “Prince Charles is incredibly sad about everything that’s gone on. So the family will want to meet each other.”
When may Prince Charles meet his granddaughter?
Prince Charles may meet his granddaughter at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The Platinum Jubilee marks 70 years of Elizabeth’s reign as the Queen of England. She is the first British monarch to mark this accolade. Elizabeth became the sovereign ruler of England in 1952 at Westminster Abbey after the death of her father, George VI.
“The Jubilee is a perfect opportunity for that because if Harry and Megan do come back … because they have to be seen supporting Queen Elizabeth II. It’s a great moment for everyone to be together,” Bullen said. “And everyone’s going to have to play nicely and behave well because it’s the Queen’s moment.”
The celebration will take place on June 2, 2022.
Will the Queen meet Lilibet before Charles?
In keeping with royal protocol, Bullen believes the ruling monarch will meet the baby first. He claimed that introduction is a priority.
“I think she really would want to. As the queen has always said, Harry and Meghan are much-loved members of the family, and I think the queen rises above all of this petty bickering,” he said in an interview with Us Weekly. “This is her family. Of course, she wants to be [with] them.”
“Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty the queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet,” The Duke and Duchess of Sussex said in a statement following their daughter’s birth. “Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales. She is more than we could have ever imagined.”