Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have released a new portrait of baby Lilibet in honor of her first birthday this past Saturday.
In the adorable candid, snapped by close family friend Misan Harriman during her birthday party last weekend, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor smiles in a pale blue frock while sitting in a grassy field. A matching blue ribbon headband adorns her fiery red hair — a trait clearly passed on from her dad, Harry.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as well as their three-year-old son, Archie, celebrated Lili’s first birthday this past weekend while the family of four was in the United Kingdom for Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee.
A spokesperson confirmed that the Sussexes invited close friends and family for a casual and intimate backyard picnic held at Frogmore Cottage. London’s Violet Bakery’s Claire Ptak, who produced Harry and Meghan’s 2018 wedding cake, created a custom cake for the special day.
Harry and Meghan also expressed their gratitude to hear that more than $100,000 in donations were made to the World Central Kitchen from people around the globe in honor of Lili’s milestone, the Sussex spokesperson added. WCK, an organization close to the Sussexes’ hearts, responds to humanitarian, climate, and community crises by providing meals to those in need. Most recently, the charity has operated in Uvalde, Texas in the aftermath of the elementary school shooting and in Ukraine after Russia launched a military invasion.
Over the weekend, members of the royal family shared sweet birthday tributes to baby Lili, including her namesake Queen Elizabeth, Prince William and Duchess Kate, and Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla.