At the anniversary celebrations, the Sussexes introduced their one-year-old daughter, Lillibet, to the Queen for the first time, after whom she is named
According to a source, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spent just 15 minutes with Queen Elizabeth II during their trip to the UK for their platinum anniversary.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who now reside in Montecito, California, introduced their one-year-old daughter, Lillibet, to the Queen, after whom she is named, for the first time during the meeting. Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, were also accompanied by their son Archie, 3, when they met the 96-year-old monarch in Windsor on Thursday June 2. However, the duration of the meeting was kept “formal”. by aides-de-camp at Buckingham Palace.
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It also emerged that Harry and his brother Prince William did not spend any private time together during the four-day bonanza commemorating the Queen’s 70-year reign. A source told the Sunday Times that their “broken relationship” is yet to be mended. “[William] is still deeply upset about it [Harry’s departure] and feels let down, but he’s moved on,” a friend said on condition of anonymity.
This comes when a British athlete who knows members of Harry’s Los Padres team claimed the Duke was “living his dream in the US” by playing polo at a professional level, while his older brother took up the sport in light of his royal duties sacrificed. Harry was spotted playing a polo match in California about a week after returning from the anniversary celebrations in London. Speaking about his and Meghan’s rendezvous with the Queen, a source told The Sun: “It was a quick job. It was all quite formal.”
Harry was spotted on Friday June 10th playing for his pal Nacho Figueras’ team Los Padres at the Cancha de Estrella Polo Club in Santa Barbara. It was the first time he has been seen in public since returning to Los Angeles from the UK on June 5. The king worked up a sweat before pausing with his hands behind his head. The prince wore a green top, white trousers, black riding boots and knee pads as he mounted his bay horse and donned his helmet and goggles for another round of play. Harry’s team lost to Dundee II 12-8.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, British player Millie Hine, who recently triumphed at Chesterton’s Polo in the Park tournament, said the Duke is pursuing his dream in the US by playing polo at a professional level. Hine, 19, who knows members of Harry’s Los Padres team, said he trains four times a week and goes to the gym regularly to casually keep up with star player Nacho Figueras, often referred to as the “David Beckham” of polo is run by two 17-year-olds on the team.
Royal experts claimed this week that Harry “must have gone home very depressed because he’s given up” after he and his wife decided to hold off on the anniversary celebrations because they “didn’t have any focal points. The Sussexes are said to have missed both the Platinum Jubilee Party and Pageant and the Epsom Derby during the celebrations.