March 28, 2023


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to Attend the Queen's Jubilee – however With Restrictions

Since stepping away from royal duties in 2020, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s relationship with the royal household has been tumultuous, to say the least. Nonetheless, the Sussexes are returning to Britain to have a good time Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee this June.

Again in February, the queen celebrated her Platinum Jubilee, an event that marks 70 years as Britain’s monarch, and the nation will have a good time the achievement with a particular financial institution vacation weekend starting on June 2. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will journey to the UK to attend the occasion, bringing their son, Archie, again to the nation for the primary time since breaking from the royal household and leaving for america. Their daughter, Lilibet, will even make the trek throughout the pond for the primary time.

Nonetheless, the couple and their youngsters had been pointedly not invited to face on the Buckingham Palace balcony with different working royals throughout Trooping the Color, an official celebration of the queen’s birthday. “After cautious consideration, the Queen has determined that this yr’s conventional Trooping the Color balcony look on Thursday 2nd of June might be restricted to Her Majesty and people members of the Royal Household who’re at the moment endeavor official public duties on behalf of the Queen,” a Buckingham Palace spokesman mentioned in an announcement to Folks. Harry and Markle final attended the occasion in 2019.

Harry’s uncle, Prince Andrew, was additionally not invited to face on the balcony with the opposite working royals. The prince was faraway from duties following sexual abuse allegations and revelations about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. Nonetheless, the Sussexes and the Duke of York might be invited to different jubilee occasions, together with a Thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

“Prince Harry and Meghan are excited and honored to attend the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this June with their kids,” a spokesperson representing the couple informed Folks. Harry and Markle most just lately paid the queen a go to in April whereas touring to this yr’s Invictus Video games within the Netherlands, stopping by Windsor Fortress and reuniting with the queen for the primary time since stepping down.