Queen 'banned Meghan and Harry from taking pictures of moment she first met baby Lilibet'

Her Majesty reportedly declined the offer for a private photographer to be present at the meeting

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The Queen is said to have banned Meghan Markle and Prince Harry from bringing a photographer into Windsor to capture the moment she met her great-granddaughter Lilibet.

The reported meeting took place on Thursday afternoon, following the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

The couple wanted to bring in a private photographer to capture the interaction, but are said to have been issued a firm "no".

Lilibet was named after the Queen, in a controversial move by the couple.

The Queen declined to be photographed with her great-granddaughter
The Queen declined to be photographed with her great-granddaughter
The meeting between Lilibet and the Queen allegedly took place on Thursday afternoon
The meeting between Lilibet and the Queen allegedly took place on Thursday afternoon

Her Majesty reportedly remained cautious, as she feared any photos of the meeting captured by the couple's photographer would be shared by them with television networks across the US.

The couple kept a low profile across the Jubilee celebrations, making one public appearance at the Service of Thanksgiving on Thursday last week.

An insider told The Sun: "Harry and Meghan wanted their photographer to capture the moment Lilibet met the Queen.

“But they were told no chance. It was a private family meeting.”

Buckingham Palace have not commented on the alleged comments.

Meghan and Harry returned to the US on Sunday, following a frosty reception at Jubilee events.

The couple faced boos upon arriving and departing St Paul's Cathedral, and declined the invitation to attend the reception following the service on Thursday.

Last night, they released an image of Lilibet, as she celebrated her first birthday over the weekend.

Close family and friends were invited to their Windsor residence, where a cake baked by the couples wedding baker Claire Ptak was also served.

The photograph of Lilibet shows her smiling and dressed in a pale blue frock with a white bow in her hair, and was captured by their photographer friend Misan Harriman, who attended the event.