Prince Charles had a “emotional” response to meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s daughter, Lilibet, for the first time in June, an unnamed source told People.
The Outlet reports that Charles, 73, and his wife Camilla, 74, were introduced to the couple’s youngest child during The Queen’s Platinum Year weekend, marking the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s enthronement.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle travel from their home in Santa Barbara, California, to attend the celebration with their children Archie and Lilibet.
“It was a wonderful visit. The Prince is delighted to see his nephew and niece for the first time,” a source told People’s Simon Perry, adding that it was “awesome” to have Harry and Markle back to the UK.
“Prince and Duchess [of Cornwall] The source added, because Charles hadn’t seen Archie “for a long time”.
“It’s special to spend time with him. He hasn’t met his niece, Lilibet, and so meeting her for the first time is very emotional – it’s a wonderful thing,” the source said. .
The couple’s eldest child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, born in May 2019 while Harry and Markle are still working royals. Official Sussexes step back from the royal life in the spring of 2020 and moved to the US.
Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born in California last June. She celebrated her first birthday over the Jubilee weekend at a private family gathering at Frogmore Cottage, where the Sussexes lived in Windsor before leaving the UK.
It marked Lilibet’s first visit to the UK. She has was introduced to his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, over the weekend, Entertainment Tonight reported.
Reports of the meeting have come after months of speculation about a reported rift between Harry and Markle and the royal family. Harry gave insight into his fractured relationship with Charles in time Interview with Oprah in March last year, said that Charles stopped taking his calls when he resigned from royal duties. Harry also said he was financially cut off from the royal family after stepping back.
Clarence House and representatives for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.