Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Has Shared Their Recent Photos with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet as They Celebrate Lilibet 3rd Birthday

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marked their daughter Lilibet’s third birthday in true Californian style, hosting a joyous celebration at their $14 million Montecito mansion. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, whose daughter Lilibet turned three, threw a ‘pre-birthday bash’ that showcased their signature blend of elegance and warmth.

The party at the Sussexes’ lavish home welcomed close friends and family, though the guest list remains undisclosed, leaving many to wonder which notable figures from their inner circle joined the festivities. People magazine confirmed the event, adding that the couple’s Montecito residence was the perfect setting for such a joyous occasion.

Lilibet’s third birthday follows a period where her parents provided rare insights into their daughter’s personality. During their recent tour of Nigeria, Meghan, 42, shared that Lilibet’s favorite nursery class is dancing, likely due to the energetic nature of the activity.

This isn’t the first time the Sussexes have hosted a significant event for Lilibet at their home. In 2023, they celebrated her christening with a heartfelt ceremony conducted by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, Reverend John Taylor.

The event featured 20 to 30 guests, including Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, and Lilibet’s godfather, Tyler Perry. The intimate gathering was enhanced by the soulful performances of a gospel choir, serenading guests with “Oh Happy Day” and “This Little Light of Mine,” reminiscent of Harry and Meghan’s wedding.

Though the christening invitation extended to senior royals like the Prince and Princess of Wales, and King Charles III, none attended. However, reports indicated that Harry’s aunts, Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, from Princess Diana’s side, were present. The close bond Harry and William maintain with their maternal relatives was evident in their attendance.

Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on June 4, 2021, in California. Her first birthday, however, was celebrated in the UK at Frogmore Cottage. The Sussexes held a relaxed garden party featuring birthday cake, balloons, party games, and picnic snacks.

Attendees included the children of Zara and Mike Tindall, and Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly, as well as Archie’s godfather, Charlie Van Straubenzee, and his brother Tom, who is also Princess Charlotte’s godfather.

Among the thoughtful gifts for Lilibet’s first birthday was a pastel pink VW Beetle ride-on car from Selfridges. Additionally, Sussex supporters collectively donated $100,000 to charity in her honor.

A sweet moment from the celebration was captured in a photo by Misan Harriman, showing Lilibet smiling on the lawn at Frogmore Cottage. Another picture featured Meghan holding Lilibet alongside the photographer’s wife, Camilla Holmstroem, and their daughters.

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For her second birthday, it was speculated that Lilibet’s party would feature a star-studded guest list, aligning with the Sussexes’ celebrity connections. Royal expert Jennie Bond anticipated a laid-back event with other toddlers and possibly a video call with Lilibet’s grandfather, King Charles.

Claire Ptak, the baker behind Harry and Meghan’s wedding cake, created special treats for the occasion. She shared images of a lemon and elderflower cake, covered with strawberry buttercream, adorned with peonies.

The Sussexes confirmed Princess Lilibet’s christening in Montecito in March, noting that King Charles, Queen Camilla, and the Prince and Princess of Wales were invited but did not attend. Despite the absence of senior royals, the intimate gathering emphasized the family’s focus on personal connections and cherished traditions.

As Lilibet celebrated her third birthday, the event underscored the balance the Sussexes strive to maintain between their public roles and private family moments, showcasing their love and dedication to creating memorable experiences for their children.