Meghan and Harry release birthday picture of one-year-old Lilibet

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Meghan and Harry release birthday picture of one-year-old Lilibet

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released this new photograph of their daughter Lilibet taken during her first birthday party.

The picture, taken by family friend Misan Harriman, was taken during a birthday picnic at Frogmore Cottage attended by family and friends after the couple and their two children returned to the UK to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Mr Harriman, who worked in the city before taking up the camera professionally, is famous for his pictures of the Black Lives Matter movement which have appeared in Vogue.

The couple chose baker Claire Ptak from East London’s Violet Bakery to create a special cake for Lilibet. Ptak was also responsible for creating their wedding cake in 2018.

A spokesperson for the couple said they had been touched by the countless birthday wishes they had received for their daughter as well as the more than £80,000 donated in her name to one of their favourite charities.

The money given to the World Central Kitchen (WCK) in her honour will help it carry on working to provide meals to troubled communities having recently worked in Ukraine and in the Texan town of Uvalde which was devastated by a school shooting.

Lilibet, born at 11.40am on Friday June 4 2021 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California, was named in honour of the Queen.

Lilibet, the Queen’s family nickname, was first used when Princess Elizabeth was just a toddler and unable to pronounce her own name properly.

Her grandfather, King George V, would affectionately call her Lilibet, imitating her own attempts to say Elizabeth.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their children

The nickname stuck and she became Lilibet to her family from then on.

One-year-old Lilibet, known as Lili, has the middle name Diana, which was chosen in memory of her late grandmother.

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