Meghan and Harry’s daughter Lilibet ‘gifted pink toy car’ on her first birthday
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry enjoyed a double celebration this weekend as, alongside the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the parents also celebrated their daughter Lilibet’s first birthday.
The young girl, who is named after the Queen herself, celebrated in style on Saturday alongside her parents and big brother Archie, with the couple opting to skip a day of Jubilee celebrations in order to spend time with each other. the toddler on his special day.
Along with his family, a source close to the couple told The Sun that the youngster would receive numerous gifts to mark the milestone occasion – including a remarkable piece, a pink toy car.
They said: “As her first birthday is a milestone, there was a lot of talk ahead of time about what gifts she would receive on that day.
“One idea that proved very popular was a £75 pink Volkswagen Beetle ride-on toy, which had been spotted at Selfridges.”
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The adorable vehicle, which is officially licensed by Volkswagen Beetle, features PP for the body of the car, while adding a touch of luxury with leather used to cover the seats.
The car also includes a turning steering wheel with horn, sounds and lights – the company describing the humanized design as “comfortable for baby”, even for the smallest drivers.
Although the party was low-key, it took place at the couple’s former home at Frogmore Cottage, Windsor, where the young family had lived before emigrating to the United States.
Guests at the exclusive affair were treated to a picnic of sandwiches and cakes, with several young royals in attendance, including the children of Zara and Mike Tindall, Mia, eight, Lena, three, and Lucas, one, alongside the daughters of Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly. Savannah, 11, and Isla, ten.
A number of other guests were also expected at the party to mark Lilibet’s first birthday, including Archie’s godfather Charlie Van Straubenzee and his brother Tom, Princess Charlotte’s godfather.
The source added: “It was a great activity and had everything you would expect from a kid’s birthday party.”
Although it was a children’s party, the source then revealed that there was no formal entertainment as the whole evening was very down to earth and relaxed with people free to swim and to go out as they wished.
It was also a great opportunity for the royal children to meet and interact for the first time – the perfect gift for any birthday!
Little Lilibet and her brother Archie have not been spotted since arriving in the UK for Jubilee, but it is understood they both met the Queen, 96, ahead of the busy weekend .
The Queen also shared her heartfelt birthday wishes with the little one in a tweet that read, “Wishing Lilibet a very happy 1st birthday!”
Similar sentiments were also echoed by her uncle and aunt Prince William and Kate Middleton, who wrote: “Wishing Lilibet a very happy birthday, got one today!”
With Prince Charles and his wife Camilla also adding: ‘Wishing Lilibet a very happy 1st birthday today!’
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