In part, the coronavirus pandemic has played a role in keeping the family apart as travel has been restricted and borders closed over the past year.
Now royal fans have been speculating when the Sussexes will next return to the UK and Lilibet will meet her Royal Family.
One said on Twitter: “Will the Queen get to meet her newest great-granddaughter, Lilibet Diana, anytime soon?”
Queen Elizabeth II’s savage comment after meeting royal baby laid bare
As the date could be fast-approaching, a newly-resurfaced report reveals the crude joke the Queen made after the birth of Prince William.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana welcomed their first son on June 21, 1982.
According to a 2014 Daily Express report by royal correspondent Camilla Tominey, Charles sounded like any besotted new father when he wrote to his second cousin Patricia Mountbatten, announcing the happy news.
Charles is quoted as saying: “The arrival of our small son has been an astonishing experience and one that has meant more to me than I ever could have imagined.
Queen Elizabeth II
However, Ms Tominey claimed the Queen reacted in a very different way to her grandson’s birth.
The Queen reportedly said about William: “Thank goodness he doesn’t have ears like his father.”
Having jovial responses to royal births seems to be a popular trait in the Royal Family.
According to 2013 Netflix documentary “The Royals”, Philip casually met his newborn son, Prince Charles, commenting that he looked like a “plum pudding”.
Prince Charles & Princess Diana leaving hospital after the birth of Prince Harry
Prince William’s christening
According to 1992 biography “Diana: Her True Story”, which was written by author Andrew Morton in collaboration with the Princess, Prince Charles and his wife were “very, very close” in the six weeks before their second child Harry was born.
However, speaking five years before her tragic death, Diana claimed the first comment Charles made about the now Duke of Sussex made her “close off”.
Diana revealed the first words out of her husband’s mouth were: “Oh God, it’s a boy!
“And he’s even got red hair!”
She admitted: “Something inside me closed off.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK