Queen Elizabeth II has invited Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, to join the royal family for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations that are slated to take place next summer.
The Megxit duo, who continue to draw flak for ditching their royal duties last year, and moving to the United States, are expected to attend Queen’s official birthday parade dubbed, Trooping the Colour. It is part of the four-day festivities that mark Queen Elizabeth 11’s 70 years on the throne, per The Daily Mail.
It is unclear whether Harry and Meghan will appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony beside senior royals, including the Queen for the traditional Royal Air Force flyover, according to the report. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been invited and I’m sure the Queen is very much looking forward to seeing them there,” a royal source told the tabloid.
“The balcony moment will be decided much nearer the time but there’s a limit to how many family members should be on it, and I would have thought that working Royals who contribute to the family would be higher on the list than the Sussexes,” the source added.
Prince Charles reportedly supports reduced presence on the balcony. However, Harry and Meghan supporters would consider this as a piece of evidence. This would support the couple’s claims of mistreatment from the royal family are indeed valid, according to the outlet.
Some reports suggest Harry did not spend one-on-one time with his dad Charle when he recently returned to England. Harry had visited the country for his grandfather Prince Phillip’s funeral.
Harry will be returning to the UK next week to dedicate a statue of his mother Princess Diana. During the ceremony, Charles is expected to stay at his Scottish estate.