Harry And Meghan ‘Are Invited To Appear On Buckingham Palace Balcony At Queen’s Platinum Jubilee’

Harry And Meghan ‘Are Invited To Appear On Buckingham Palace Balcony At Queen’s Platinum Jubilee’

Harry and Meghan have been invited to appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations but will not be allowed to have a ‘formal role’ in the celebrations, it was reported today.

If the couple decide to travel to London for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee they will appear at family events including the traditional balcony appearance and a service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral.

However, given they are no longer senior working royals they cannot take part in Trooping the Colour or play a central role in any events taking place over the four-day Bank Holiday weekend, the Telegraph reported.

It comes as the Duke of Sussex broke his silence on his secret ‘olive branch’ meeting with the Queen last week.

Harry said ‘it was great to see’ his 96-year-old grandmother during a quick stop-off at Windsor Castle – where he also met his father Prince Charles, reportedly for just 15 minutes – before going to Holland for the Invictus Games.

The prince, himself a military veteran who founded the event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women in 2014, said his grandmother ‘had plenty of messages for Team UK’ when he met her last week.

He added he had passed these onto the team, telling the BBC: ‘So, it was great to see her and I’m sure she would love to be here if she could.’

Harry and Meghan reportedly promised the Queen that she will get to hug her great-grandchildren Archie and Lilibet ‘in the near future’ during the meeting.

Aides believe that Harry and Meghan’s presence at her traditional Jubilee flypast would mean a lot to Her Majesty, who has yet to meet the couple’s daughter Lilibet and who is learning to live without her husband of seven decades Prince Philip after his death last year.

It will likely mark the last big family balcony appearance of her reign, which will soon enter its 71st year.

However, sources warned that the Sussexes’ attendance will have to be carefully managed, and will involve a ‘leap of faith’ from all sides after the couple made a string of damaging claims, including bombshell allegations of racism against an unnamed senior royal made in their Oprah tell-all last year, since they quit royal life and moved to Montecito.


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