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Queen Elizabeth to meet great-grandchild Lilibet this Christmas

17:56, 23 September 2021
Queen Elizabeth to meet great-grandchild Lilibet this Christmas Photo: Rebecca Naden/AP

The British Queen Elizabeth II might meet her great-granddaughter Lilibet for the first time this Christmas, a royal expert said.

Lilibet is a daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and she was born on July 4 this year.

Harry and Meghan got into a fight with the Queen in January when Harry gave up his royal title and decided to live with his wife in Northern America. The Harry's daughter Lilibet didn't appear in the royal line of succession.

The former Prince has only returned to Britain twice since then, while Meghan and another child of the couple, two-year-old Archie have not been back so far.

"When Harry and Meghan left, they made it clear they didn’t want to give up their home in Britain. They still have Frogmore Cottage and they planned to come back to the UK,” a royal author Katie Nichol told The Closer magazine.

She added:” Christmas is being looked at as an opportunity. There may be a softening, which could pave the way for healing of the family rift.”

This Cristmathas reunion can be a chance for the members of the royal family to bury the hatchet.

The last time Harry and Meghan spent Christmas in Britain was in 2018.

On September 18 the Queen became the great-grandmother for the 12th time as her grandchild Beatrice of York gave birth to a girl. According to the royal tradition, the name of the child hasn’t been announced yet.