Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Confirm Attendance At Queen’s Platinum Jubilee With Archie And Lili, What Is Their Plan?
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will return to the United Kingdom next month. The pair’s two children will also be with them when they attend Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
A spokesperson for the former working royals confirmed the matter earlier on Friday, according to People. As stated, “the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited and honored” to fly back to the country, along with their kids.
The same publication, then, noted that this will be the first time for the couple’s youngest child to visit her father’s home country. It is also reportedly likely that she will celebrate her first birthday in the United Kingdom on June 4.
While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be present for the historic celebrations, they will not be part of the traditional appearance at the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
Queen Elizabeth II recently announced that only senior working members of the British Royal Family will participate in the tradition, which is part of Trooping the Colour. Apart from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Andrew will also not make an appearance at the balcony.
The family members who will be part of the event include Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince William, Kate Middleton. They will also be joined by Princess Anne, Prince Edward, Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
The British Monarch’s cousins, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, and Princess Alexandra, will reportedly be in attendance, as well.
The news about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s return to the United Kingdom for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations comes as they celebrate the third birthday of their firstborn son. The pair welcomed Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on May 6, 2019, about a year after their wedding.
Members of the British Royal Family shared greetings on their respective official social media accounts. While Queen Elizabeth II used a different photo this year, Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince William, and Kate Middleton posted the same pictures they used last year.
It remains unclear how the Sussex household has marked the special day. No further details have been given regarding the celebration.
Meanwhile, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s return to the United Kingdom next month comes a few weeks after they secretly visited Queen Elizabeth II in Windsor. The couple stopped by the royal’s turf on their way to The Hague for the Invictus Games in April.
Reports said that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex also met with Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles. However, they were not able to engage with Prince William and Kate Middleton during their brief stay.