Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Share First Birthday Photo Of Lilibet Diana

Taylor Sakellis
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Since stepping down from their role as senior royals, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been truly living their best life. While some people seem to forget that they said they were stepping down from Royal duties and the negative UK press that came with it, it didn't mean the Duke and Duchess were leaving the public eye for good.

Now, in honor of their daughter Lilibet Diana's first birthday, the pair are sharing a rare photo.

It's hard to believe it's already been a year since Meghan Markle gave birth to her second bundle of joy.

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As fans will recall, she and her husband Prince Harry welcomed their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in the spring of 2019.

"It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world," said a statement from the couple at the time.

"Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA."

"She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home," the statement continued, as reported by People.

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"Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales."

Fans got their first glimpse of Lilibet in the family's Christmas card back in December.

The family of four looked radiant and happy as ever as mom Meghan played with Lilibet while dad Harry and brother Archie looked on with big smiles.

Now, fans are getting their first official portrait of Lilibet Diana in honor of her first birthday!

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The photo was shared by Meghan and Harry's close friend and celebrity photographer, Misan Harriman.

If that name sounds familiar, it's because Misan has done multiple portraits of this sweet family in the past.

In addition to sharing this photo of Lilibet, the photographer also shared a few snaps from the 1-year-old's birthday party on his official Twitter account.

"It was such a privilege to celebrate the 1st birthday of Lilibet with my family and hers!" he wrote.

As far as activities go, Misan said there was "Joy and face painting all around."

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Sounds like the perfect 1st birthday party to me!

As you can imagine, fans of this foursome were so excited to see an official portrait of Lilibet.

Someone even made this sweet comparison between a young Princess Diana Spencer and the portrait of Lilibet.

As you can see, the redhead genes are strong on the young lady's side of the family.

She's just a spitting image of her dad!

People were also quick to comment on how happy Meghan Markle is looking these days.

If you tuned into that Oprah interview last year, then you know exactly why she is happy — the Duchess is finally able to raise her family in peace and make her own decisions with her husband.