The Queen has finally met her namesake (Picture: PA/Reuters)

The Queen has met great-granddaughter Lilibet for the first time after inviting Harry and Meghan to a private lunch with senior royals during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex introduced their daughter to the monarch, who was nicknamed Lilibet as a child, yesterday at Windsor Castle.

The event was held behind closed doors following the Trooping the Colour, when thousands of people descended onto the Mall in central London.

Lilibet turns one tomorrow – but photos from a birthday party being held at Frogmore cottage are not expected.

Harry and Meghan are said to want to keep a low profile this weekend to avoid overshadowing the Queen.

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Royal commentator Omid Scobie told BBC Breakfast: ‘I spoke with people close to the couple… who said that they want to be as low-profile as possible during this trip.

‘It’s almost hard to believe, but I think yesterday Trooping the Colour was a great example. We didn’t really catch sight of them on TV cameras.’

He added that the couple hold a ‘warm and close’ relationship with The Queen and that last evening at Windsor would have been the first time Her Majesty would have met her namesake in person.

He said: ‘Those moments with Lilibet are very much private between them and the Queen.’

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