Princess Lilibet Turns Two Today, Will Celebrate With a “Celeb-Packed” Party and Hopefully a Video Call from King Charles

For her first birthday last year, the Sussex family were in the U.K. for the Platinum Jubilee.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in New York City
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Happy birthday today to Princess Lilibet, who turns two—and, The Sun reports, will celebrate with a “celeb-packed all-American bash.” There’s also the hope that today the young princess will receive a video call from her grandfather, King Charles, the outlet reports.

Lili was born on June 4, 2021, and spent her first birthday in the U.K., as it happened to fall right in the midst of Her late Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. This year, though, Lili and her parents, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as well as older brother Prince Archie are in her “home country,” royal commentator Jennie Bond tells OK

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at an event

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“Last year, the family were at Frogmore Cottage, where they stayed during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations,” Bond says. “They held a small party in the garden there. This year it will no doubt be an all-American affair at their Montecito mansion in the Californian sunshine. I would expect to see a sprinkling of celebrities and a laid-back party, which hopefully will include some other toddlers.”

What we won’t see, according to a royal source, is the King marking Lili’s birthday with any social media posts. The King also didn’t wish Archie a happy fourth birthday last month; his birthday happened to fall on the same day as one of the biggest days in Charles’ life—his Coronation. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Service of Thanksgiving during the Platinum Jubilee

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“The royal family don’t mark the birthdays of non-working members,” the source says. “They, of course, wish Lilibet a very happy birthday, but nothing will be put out on any channels.”

Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.