Harry, Meghan and Andrew are asked not to appear on the Buckingham balcony for the Queen’s Jubilee


Princes Andrew and Harry, as well as Meghan Markle, are not invited to the traditional “Trooping the Colour” to celebrate the 70 years of reign of Elizabeth II.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, as well as Prince Andrew, will be deprived of an appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, during a ceremony on June 2 marking the start of festivities for the 70 years of reign of Elizabeth II, the palace announced on Friday.

“After careful consideration, The Queen has decided that the traditional balcony appearance for Trooping the Color on Thursday June 2 will this year be limited to Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family who are on official public engagements at the queen’s name,” a palace spokesperson said.

Four days of festivities, happily awaited by the British, are planned from June 2 to 5 for the platinum jubilee marking the 70 years of reign of Queen Elizabeth II, 96 years old. They will begin with ‘Trooping the Colour’, the parade that officially celebrates the Sovereign’s birthday each year.

Deprived of any official role

Speculation was rife about whether or not Prince Harry and Meghan were on the balcony, exiled to California after their decision to step back from the British monarchy in 2020. The question also arose for Prince Andrew, son of the queen, deprived of any official role because of her links to the Epstein case.

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A total of 18 members of the royal family, including Crown Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, as well as his son William, his wife Kate and their three children, are expected on the balcony on the occasion of this great military parade, which has been canceled two years in a row in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.

A Palace source did not rule out that Harry, Meghan and Andrew could take part in other events planned as part of the festivities.



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