The monarch met Sussex’s year-old daughter Lilibet – who is named after her – for the first time, but their brief meeting was reportedly kept “formal” by Buckingham Palace aides
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The Queen reportedly spent just 15 minutes with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex flew to the UK for the four-day celebrations with their three-year-old son Archie and daughter Lilibet.
But although the Queen was meeting her eponymous great-granddaughter for the first time, their meeting was kept “formal” by Buckingham Palace aides and lasted just fifteen minutes.
A source tells The sun: “It was a quick in and out job. It was all pretty formal”.
The pair are rebuilding relationships after making a series of explosive allegations against royal life.
Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the claim.
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During their brief visit to the UK, Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, threw Lilibet at a garden party at Frogmore Cottage to celebrate her birthday.
The Sussexes shared a picture of Lilibet smiling in a light blue dress with a bang in her hair during the birthday picnic.
The following day, the couple flew back to their home in the US last Sunday an hour before senior royals appeared at the Platinum Jubilee pageant.
On Friday, Prince Harry, 37, was spotted making his first public outing since he and Meghan, 40, quietly left the UK.
He was spotted playing a polo game in the California sunshine in Santa Barbara on Friday.
It comes as a royal expert claimed the rift between Harry and his brother Prince William has entered “a new rotten phase”.
The pair were not pictured together during the anniversary celebrations, leading experts to believe their feud is ongoing.
Harry and Meghan made one public appearance during the four days, at the Queen’s Thanksgiving Service at St Paul’s Cathedral.
They were also pictured watching Trooping the Color from a window at Buckingham Palace, but were not part of the carriage procession or allowed onto the balcony with working royals.
During Trooping the Color, William and Kate were not publicly spotted with Harry and Meghan.
“It has been almost a year since we last saw William and Harry together and in that time the situation seems to have only gotten worse,” said Daniela Elser, expert on the Windsors.
“To my best guess, Prince William and Prince Harry were about five feet apart throughout the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations last week.
“What has become clear is that this is not a passing chill that a few forgiving words and a gruff hug could remedy. It is a state of deep permafrost with no end in sight.”
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