Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s youngest daughter, Lilibet, will turn one on June 4, which happens to be a very special date on the Queen’s calendar in 2022.
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June will be a busy month for the Royal Family with a number of landmark birthdays and anniversaries.
This year’s month will see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter, Lilibet, celebrate her first birthday on June 4.
And it turns out that this date is also very special in the Queen’s calendar.
That’s because June 4, 2022 falls right in the middle of the excellent four-day bank holiday celebrations for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.
From June 2 to 5, there will be a host of celebrations in honor of the Queen’s 70th anniversary.
These include Trooping the Colour, a thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral and a grand Platinum Jubilee parade.
On Saturday 4 June, Lilibet’s birthday, planned events include a special day at the Epson Derby and a ‘Platinum Party at the Palace’, which will feature a concert broadcast live from Buckingham Palace by the BBC.
The concert will feature some big names in entertainment, though no details have been released yet.
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The Queen has yet to meet seven-month-old Lilibet, whose name is a nickname for Her Majesty, as she was born in the United States, where she lives with her parents and older brother Archie.
It was thought that Harry and Meghan would certainly make an effort to attend the events to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
But this was called into question after Harry suggested that returning to the UK would be “too great a personal risk” due to his security situation.
He claims he “cannot go home” after a decision following his departure from the royal family stripped him of his right to personal security provided by the Metropolitan Police.
Harry, 37, has since decided to sue the British government for judicial review of the decision, which could see him face the Home Office in court.
A statement issued by Harry’s lawyers said: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex personally fund a private security team for their family, but that security cannot replicate the necessary police protection while in the UK. In the absence of such protection, Prince Harry and his family cannot return home.”
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.