Royal fans are trying to decipher a report that said Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, during a recent visit to the UK for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, invited Prince William and Kate Middleton to “give up an olive tree”. branch extension”. The couple at their daughter Lilibet’s first birthday party.
According to Page Six, amid the brothers’ ongoing feud, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to join them on Saturday afternoon at their UK home, Frogmore Cottage. There, the Sussexes hosted what their spokesperson described as a “casual, intimate backyard picnic” and a birthday party for “close friends and family”.
But the Cambridges were not among those “close friends and family,” reported Page Six and other outlets. By the way, the party produced new photos of Lillibet, which showed her in a light blue dress and revealed that she has red hair like her father’s.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle share rare photos of Lillibet as they celebrate first birthday
— RSVP Magazine (@RSVPMagazine) 7 June 2022
The party also featured a custom-made cake by Claire Ptak, a London-based baker with California roots, tweeted Royal reporter Omid Scobie. Pak grew up in Inverness and baked at Chez Panisse in Berkeley before opening a bakery in London that held the distinction of making the official cake for Harry and Meghan’s 2018 royal wedding.
Because William, Kate and their children, George, Charlotte and Louis, did not attend Lillibet’s party, not only did they miss out on enjoying Pak’s cake, they also did not spend any solo time with the Sussexes during the California-based duet’s four . UK’s -Day Trip, Page Six and other outlets reported. The Cambridge children also had no opportunity to get acquainted with their cousins, Lillibet and Archie, 3.
But many on social media were either outraged, shocked or skeptical by reports that Harry and Meghan were hoping they could mend their ties with William and Kate by coming to Lillibet’s party. people are responding a tweet Lots of reasons came up as to why the Daily Mail editor and royal expert Richard Eden didn’t make up for William and Kate, or why the Sussexes shouldn’t.
fascinating story in @nypost: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did not spend any personal time with#princessharry And #meghan during their visit and they still haven’t met #lilibet, #Royal via @PageSix https://t.co/2Z86QNrAtm
— Richard Eden (@richardaeden) 7 June 2022
First, William and Kate, the future king and queen, had a four-day program of platinum jubilee events. During Saturday’s day, they and their two older children, George, 8, and Charlotte, 7, were in Wales attending an event in Cardiff to honor Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne.
Undoubtedly the event in Wales was already planned – something the Sussexes should have been aware of. So that means that according to some speculation, the Sussexes may not have thought it worth asking them out at their daughter’s party. Or he asked politely, knowing that the Cambridges couldn’t possibly make it, others say.
“The Cambridges were busy. All weekend,” one person tweeted, “Really all the royals and kids were busy, so I find it impossible to believe they all had time to ‘pop in’ for cake at Frogmore on Saturday. About an hour’s drive from London, it It’s impossible to schedule.”
But the more cynical wondered whether the Sussexes somehow pointed out that they extended the invitation to show they were being duped, or whether the couple were expecting the Cambridges to drop everything else and “pop in”. Celebration.
a person wrote: “The Sussexes were there (only) for a short time. How can you invite someone to a party on a day/time when you ‘know’ they have official obligations for Jubilee and then complain to the media that they No. It’s almost like a setup.”
any Added: “From what I could see, there was a pretty complete schedule for the four days of celebrations serving our Queen in Cambridge. Meghan and Harry must understand that the world will not revolve around them on such important occasions.”
Others said that if the Sussexes were really serious about trying to resolve their conflicts with William, Kate or other members of the royal family, they could stay in the UK for a few days instead of going back to California on Sunday. Or, they could have visited at a less busy time.
“They came during the busiest times of the rest of the royal family and are expected to drop everything for the kids’ party,” someone tweeted, “Why not fly over to ‘extend an olive branch’ at another time and let everyone properly meet Lillibet and Archie?”
But another reason that William and Kate may not have considered going to the party, according to royal fans, is that they may have been wary of spending private time with Harry and Meghan. Since stepping away from royal duties and moving to California, the Sussexes have famously shared details about their private interactions with royal relatives in interviews with Oprah Winfrey and others.
“This couple has shown that private conversation is not sacred,” one person tweeted, “The Duke and Duchess of Hypocrisy want everyone to respect their privacy, but don’t care about others. Good for William and Catherine. Well they were too busy.”
Harry is believed to be writing an all-encompassing memoir about the challenges he faced as a member of the royal family. He and his bilingual American wife have both described the monarchy as brutally indifferent to the suffering of the people and willing to shelter at least one racist member.
Last month Page Six reported that Harry and Meghan have invited cameras to their Montecito home to make a Netflix documentary about their lives in California. Renowned editor and writer Tina Brown and other royal experts have said that Harry and Meghan should continue to emphasize their relationship with the royal family to keep the public interest.
“Cambridge’s priority this weekend was to support and serve the Queen, plus they didn’t want anything they said or twisted, in the next book, Netflix documentary or Oprah interview,” someone else tweeted, This man made fun of 4-year-old Louis’s much-discussed sarcasm at the Jubilee pageant on Sunday. “Plus they all had enough on their plate to compete with Louis.”
But with concerns about what Harry and Meghan might share on Netflix shows or other venues, the couple reportedly blocked a personal photographer from capturing images of the little girl’s first meeting with her great-grandmother, the Queen was gone, according to The Sun.
But still others are skeptical of the whole story of Harry and Meghan using their daughter’s birthday party to “extend an olive branch” to their estranged relatives. He said the story was another example of the media trying to incite further conflict between the brothers and “hatred” against the Sussexes.
“Nobody expected[the Cambridges at the party],” said one person. “These people in the media just want to spread hatred. Saturday was Lily’s birthday. Don’t make it too much. So his only brother and family didn’t show up, oh well, life goes on. ,