Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Ex-royals not to appear on balcony with Queen in Jubilee celebrations
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly advised Queen Elizabeth II that they didn’t want to be included in the Queen’s Jubilee balcony celebration with the rest of the royal family.
The revelations come as the Queen prepares to celebrate her 96th birthday and Platinum Jubilee next month, with Harry and Meghan missing out on key moments of the celebration.
According to The Sun the controversial royal couple will be coming back to England with their children for the special holiday, but will not be standing with their fellow royals and family on Buckingham Palace’s balcony during a key event.
The Trooping of the Colour is a military ceremony that has occurred for over two centuries to celebrate the monarch’s birthday.
Prince Harry and his famous wife – as well as the dishonoured Prince Andrew – will not appear on the balcony during the close of the event, as the Queen stated that working royals only would be present.
According to friend of the couple and co-author of their biography ‘Finding Freedom’, Omid Scobie, the royal pair believe it would be “inappropriate” for them to take part in the “balcony moment”.
Mr Scobie claims, however, that they had not been “cut” and that Meghan and Harry are still “keen” to play a role in the Queen’s Jubilee.
“[Harry has] spoken with his grandmother about the possibility of not attending Trooping the Colour long before last week’s announcements,” said Mr Scobie.
The two ex-working royals have, however, stood their ground in regards to joining the St Paul’s Cathedral’s Service of Thanksgiving – an event that will celebrate the seventy years Queen Elizabeth has reigned both the UK and the Commonwealth.