Prince Charles Reveals He Met Granddaughter Lilibet During Platinum Jubilee—and It Was ‘Emotional’

Did they or didn’t they? That was the question on the mind of royal watchers throughout the Platinum Jubilee weekend when it came to whether or not Prince Charles finally had the chance to meet his granddaughter Lilibet Diana during his son Prince Harry and daughter-in-law Meghan Markle’s return trip to the U.K.

This week, it was confirmed: Not only did they meet, but the visit with both Lilibet, who celebrated her first birthday that same weekend, and Archie, now 3, was “emotional” for the heir to the throne, according to a royal source who spoke to People.

Per the source, Charles had a fantastic visit with his grandson and while meeting his granddaughter for the first time. They added that it was “wonderful” to have Prince Harry and Markle back in the U.K.

Of course, this reunion comes on the heels of Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah, which has caused a great deal of friction for the royal family over the past year. In addition, Prince Charles is currently dealing with a scandal of his own tied to cash donations he accepted for his charity, which my co-host Roberta Fiorito and I discuss in detail on this week’s episode of the Royally Obsessed podcast.

But this revelation ends the guessing game—in particular the speculation that Charles and the Sussexes secretly gathered during the Platinum Jubilee weekend.

A sign of fences being mended? Perhaps. No matter what, it’s lovely to hear they found time to meet up.

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