The reason why William and Kate will miss Lilibet's first birthday with the Queen

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The royals appear to be set for a big family reunion this weekend, with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle returning to the UK to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. And it seems there will be double the celebrations in order, as the Sussexes' daughter, Lilibet, is set to mark her first birthday while over in the UK too.

What's more, it's thought that Lilibet's birthday on 4th June will also coincide with her first meeting with great-grandmother the Queen (who she's named after), making the day even more special.

However, it looks like there will be some members of the Royal Family missing from Lilibet's birthday celebrations/her and the Queen's first meeting - as William and Kate are set to be absent.

Watch: Queen Elizabeth looking forward to seeing granddaughter Lilibet for the first time at Jubilee

According to reports, the royals are planning to hold a small party for Lili on Saturday at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, where the Sussexes will be staying for the duration of their visit to the UK.

William and Kate, on the other hand, are set to head to Wales, meeting performers and crew taking part in the Platinum Jubilee Celebration Concert in the grounds of Cardiff Castle.

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Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

Due to their prior engagement, it looks as though the Cambridges will be missing out on Lilibet's birthday celebrations and her first intro to the Queen - unless they travel back to Windsor in the evening, that is.

Little Archie, three, is of course expected to come to the UK along with Meghan, Harry and Lilibet. Meanwhile, Her Majesty had reportedly originally planned to attend the Epsom Derby on Saturday (which she's only ever missed twice). However, given Lilibet's arrival in the UK and the fact that three of her horses are now no longer competing, it's said that Princess Anne will attend in her place - meaning the Queen can spend time with Lili.

Here's hoping William and Kate will be able to see little Lili and Archie very soon!

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