The Platinum Jubilee serving to celebrate the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II of England comes to an end on June 5, 2022. The 96-year-old monarch, due to her mobility problems, was not physically present at each event. However, Elizabeth II of England surprised her subjects by reappearing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to wave to the crowd at the close of the festivities. Queen Elizabeth II was on the balcony, accompanied by Prince Charles, Prince William, Kate Middleton and their children. No longer having the same privilege as before, the Sussexes, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, did not appear on this same balcony on any Jubilee occasion.
Prince Harry, 37, and Meghan Markle, 40, are among the non-official royals. For this reason, the Sussexes were not allowed to appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. While Kate Middleton, 40, and Prince William, 39, and their children often find themselves in the front row, the Duke of Sussex and his wife find themselves relegated “in the second division”. In analyzing what happened on Friday June 3, 2022 at Saint Paul’s Cathedral, royal expert Richard Kay makes statements that are not very tender.
Harry and Meghan: Kate Middleton and Prince William are “the real stars of the show”
“The seating arrangement showed the public reality of Harry’s descent through the royal hierarchy, making Charles, Camilla, William and Kate the real stars of the show,” Richard Kay told the Daily Mail. At their grandmother’s Jubilee Thanksgiving Mass, Princes William and Harry did not sit in the same row. “As non-working royals, they are now in the second division,” Richard Kay said of Harry and Meghan. Kate Middleton and Prince William, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sat front row with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, while “Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sat alongside their cousins, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice” , says The Mirror.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex © Julien Burton