Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Will join the Queen at St Paul’s Thanksgiving Service.
While Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will not be on the Buckingham Palace balcony for Trooping the Colour, they will join Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the royal family for another Platinum Jubilee ceremony.
According to The Telegraph, the pair, who will travel from their California home to the United Kingdom with their two children for the weekend of events celebrating the monarch’s 70 years on the throne, will attend a thanksgiving ceremony at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, June 3. On April 15, 2022, the couple visited Queen Elizabeth.
The event will draw many royal family members, including Prince Andrew, the Queen’s son. He is no longer a working royal due to his relationship with convicted sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein. Prince George and Princess Charlotte, two of the Queen’s elder great-grandchildren, are expected to attend the Friday ceremony. However, Meghan and Harry’s two children — Archie Harrison, 3, and Lilibet Diana, who will be one on June 4 — are thought to be too young.
Only working members of the royal family will appear on the traditional Buckingham Palace balcony appearance as part of Trooping the Colour, the monarch’s annual public birthday celebration, after Queen Elizabeth, 96, announced that only working members of the royal family will appear for the traditional Buckingham Palace balcony appearance as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
According to a Buckingham Palace spokesman, “the Queen has decided that this year’s traditional Trooping the Colour balcony appearance on Thursday June 2 will be limited to Her Majesty and those members of the Royal Family who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen.“
Meghan and Harry, who stood down as senior members of the royal family in 2020, and Prince Andrew, who was recently sued, are not included in this break with custom. However, Meghan and Prince Harry might present in Trooping the Colour differently, such as riding in a carriage as part of the procession.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expected to attend more festivities throughout the weekend. The duo was awarded at NAACP Image Awards in February. The pair also attended Super Bowl in February.
The royal family will attend the Epsom Derby on Saturday, June 4, followed by the Platinum Party at the Palace in the evening, which will feature performances by Queen + Adam Lambert, Diana Ross, and others. The Platinum Jubilee Pageant, which includes a parade along The Mall to the Palace in London, will conclude the four-day event on Sunday, June 5.
Prince Charles, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Princess Royal, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra, and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence will join the Queen on the balcony for Trooping.
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