Royal news: Harry and Meghan share cute Lilibet portrait, Will and Kate joke about cheeky Louis

Harry and Meghan were reportedly banned from hiring a private photographer to capture Lilibet's first meeting with her great grandmother.

In this week’s royal news update, Queen Elizabeth II banned Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from getting a private photographer to capture the moment she met Lilibet for the first time.

A new adorable portrait of Lilibet from her first birthday party was shared, and Prince William and Kate Middleton made a joke about Prince Louis’ cheeky behaviour at the platinum jubilee celebrations this past weekend.

Queen banned Harry and Meghan from having a private photographer take pictures of her meeting Lilibet for the first time

The 96-year-old monarch met Harry and Meghan’s daughter, Lilibet for the first time on Thursday when the couple arrived in the UK for her weekend long Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

According to The Sun, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wanted to hire a private photographer to capture the moment when Lilibet met her great grandmother for the first time, however, they were allegedly banned from getting a photographer because they were told it was a “private family meeting”.

The reason for this, Palace insiders believe, is that there might be fears that any photographs taken by Harry and Meghan’s private photographers would be shared with television networks in the United States.

ALSO READ: Everything you need to know about Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

New pictures of Harry and Meghan’s daughter Lilibet released

On the Saturday of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations weekend, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s daughter Lilibet Diana turned one, and was celebrated in a small and intimate gathering at the couple’s Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage.

The photographer hired for the birthday party, Misan Harriman shared a new photograph of the 1-year-old-royal on his Instagram page.

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