You might be disappointed if you expect the Sussexes to make a slew of flashy Platinum Jubilee appearances—this time, the entire family, as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are bringing their children Archie and Lili with them.
The couple “won’t be seen much” at the Jubilee, according to “Royally Us” cohost Christine Ross, who spoke to The Daily Express, and will instead opt to attend “private celebrations” to honor the Queen.
“Meghan and Harry will be there for the celebrations,” Ross says. “I think that they will mostly take part in private celebrations. I don’t think we’re going to see them very much, to be honest. But they’re there, they’re part of the family, but they’re not taking away from the story.”
The Platinum Jubilee, which will take place from June 2 to 5, will commemorate Her Majesty’s historic 70 years on the throne (she’s the longest-reigning British monarch in history, surpassing Queen Victoria years ago).
“If they didn’t go, the story would be they’re not allowed to go,” Ross says. “But, and if they were there and they were front and center on the balcony again, they would be the main headlines.
I feel like we’re going to see a lot of decisions in the next couple of weeks that are really forcing a redirection of the conversation to the Queen. All of this is about the Queen. It’s not about the drama with Harry and Meghan. It’s not about the drama with Andrew.”
As per Marieclaire, the Sussexes have been invited to attend the Platinum Jubilee, which begins on June 2 with a Trooping the Colour parade and a Buckingham Palace balcony appearance, following a surprise visit to Windsor Castle to see the Queen last month.
The Queen recently announced that only working members of the royal family will be allowed to appear on the balcony, ruling out the Sussexes and Prince Andrew. The Sussexes announced shortly after the Queen’s decision that the entire family of four would be “excited and honored” to attend.
“It’s really about Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and her 70 years on the throne,” Ross says. “So, I think we’re going to see a lot of these careful considerations that sort of redirect that spotlight.”