The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are “thrilled and privileged to attend The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee festivities this June with their children,” according to a spokeswoman for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle.
After this year’s Trooping the Colour, Harry, Meghan, and Andrew will have no place on the palace balcony.
According to Buckingham Palace, the Queen has limited her balcony appearances to working royals, the Cambridge and Wessex children, and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.
Harry and Meghan had been invited to appear on the palace balcony, according to reports.
Last month, the royal couple from the United States met with the Queen on their way to the Invictus Games.
Some royal enthusiasts and experts are unhappy with the couple’s decision to join the royal family.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, they feel, will steal the spotlight from the Queen and other members of the British royal family.
Angela Levin, a leading royal historian and biographer, said of Harry and Meghan’s decision, “With Harry and other celebrities visiting Jubilee, the atmosphere will be different. The focus will be on them and how they act, which is not what the Jubilee is about. It’s unreasonable to expect senior working royals to put on a pleasant face.”