The Queen's unfortunate diary clash with Lilibet’s first birthday

The Queen's unfortunate diary clash with Lilibet’s first birthday as Buckingham Palace reveals huge party falls on the same day

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The Queen's unfortunate diary clash with Lilibet’s first birthday, as Buckingham Palace announces “star-studded” occasion that will take place on the same day. 


The Queen's unfortunate diary clash with Lilibet’s first birthday, as it's revealed it's on the same day there will be party in honor of her Jubilee.

Buckingham Palace revealed they will be holding a fancy soirée on the same date, and though it's believed that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's 'diaries are free' for the Queen's Jubilee—this clash could throw a spanner in the works.

In recognition of the Queen's 70-year-long reign, there are many celebrations planned throughout the year, and it's unfortunate that this one falls on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s daughter’s first birthday.

The Platinum Party at Buckingham Palace will be staged and broadcast by the BBC and, despite the line-up being a mystery, the event is set to be a huge, star-studded affair. 

An announcement on the Royal Family (opens in new tab)'s website reads, “The BBC will stage and broadcast a special live concert from Buckingham Palace that will bring together some of the world’s biggest entertainment stars to celebrate the most significant and joyous moments from The Queen’s seven-decade reign.”

Royal fans living in the UK will be able to get their hands on tickets to the event, as the statement explains further. “Members of the public will be invited to apply to attend this special event and details of the ballot for UK residents to secure audience tickets will be released in February.”

The unfortunate diary clash is the least of her worries as the Queen is to face ‘major disappointment’ for her Platinum Jubilee as the Prince Andrew sex assault lawsuit intensifies.

Prince Andrew has been accused of sexual assault by Virginia Giuffre, which she claims happened when she was a minor in 2001. The Duke's lawyers failed to persuade a New York district judge to dismiss the case earlier this week, which means he now faces a civil trial in the US. 

Prince Andrew vehemently denies these allegations.

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