Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle will not be present on the balcony with the rest of the royal family
A source close to the couple says it’s what they’ve always wanted
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle still want to attend a particular event
The intricate arrangements and organization of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee continue as the fateful date draws closer. The celebrations will take place from June 2 to 5, 2022 and many events are planned to mark this special anniversary and the eyes of the world will be on England, and more precisely on Buckingham Palace. And for good reason, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, who left the life of the royal family behind, will be back in the UK with their children, Archie and Lilibet. While Queen Elizabeth II herself recently announced that Prince Andrew – recently at the heart of a scandal that cost the Queen £1million – as well as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were not invited on the famous balcony of Buckingham Palace, a source close to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, also author of a biography on the couple, wanted to restore the truth.
According to his comments in the Dailymail, it has always been clear that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did not want to be among the prestigious guests who are traditionally on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to see the Trooping the Color parade. The Duke of Sussex is said to have discussed it with the sovereign and although the couple absolutely wanted to be part of the festivities, everyone would have agreed that the absence of Harry and Meghan Markle on the balcony would cause less tensions and a better atmosphere. As the source close to the couple, Omid Scobie, pointed out, “as is often the case, the reality is much less outrageous when you consider that Prince Harry had already spoken to his grandmother about the possibility that he and his family are not on the balcony for the Trooping the Color parade”.
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The same source explains that “on both sides” it was deemed “more appropriate that the Sussexes not be present on the balcony”. The biographer of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle nevertheless stressed that the couple and their children are keen to participate in other events, in particular the National Service of Thanksgiving at Saint Paul’s Cathedral on June 3, 2022. This service will aim to salute 70 years of reign of Queen Elizabeth II serving the citizens of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Their presence will therefore be well felt during this historic event even if they will be absent from the balcony on which will be Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Camilla, Prince William and Kate as well as their children George, Charlotte and Louis, Prince Edward and Sophie along with their children Louise and James, Princess Anne and Vice-Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and the Duke of Kent together with Princess Alexandra.
The royal family on the balcony of Buckingham palace © EXPRESS SYNDICATION