The Duke and Duchess of Sussex may have officially stepped down as working royals and had their royal patronages and military titles stripped…
But that has not stopped Prince Harry (and possibly Meghan Markle) from wanting to be part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year. 2022 will mark the Queen’s 70th year of reign and the event is believed to stretch over a four day celebration.
According to Sun, the Prince’s willingness to attend has apparently sent Buckingham Palace into turmoil over the planning and placing of the Queen’s grandson and his wife.
Of particular concern, the flypast for crowds on The Mall, which will see senior royals on the Buckingham Palace balcony as they celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne.
Some fear that if Meghan and Harry both attend, they will steal the limelight from the Queen.
Buckingham Palace said in a statement they are “saddened by their decision” that the couple are stepping away from royal duties, but said Meghan and Harry “remain much loved members of the family.”
Meanwhile Prince Harry and Meghan responded swiftly to the announcement , “As evidenced by their work over the past year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their duty and service to the UK and around the world, and have offered their continued support to the organisations they have represented regardless of official role,” a spokesperson said.
“We can all live a life of service. Service is universal.”
Will the jubilee even take place?
With the world still battling the Covid-19 virus, its unclear what form celebrations will take place next year, but from what we know with our royals, it will certainly be an extravaganza.
Meghan and Harry have just released news of their second child on the way and are also set to appear in a tell-all interview with Oprah early next month, which is much to Buckingham Palace’s dismay we’d imagine.
Some have criticised the Queen for not treating Prince Andrew with the same “harshness.”
So…Prince Andrew to be stripped of his military roles for….sorry…my mistake, Prince Harry to be stripped of his military roles for moving to California and going a bit woke…
— Dom Joly (@domjoly) February 17, 2021
History will also compare and contrast the Queen’s treatment of Prince Harry with that afforded to Prince Andrew. Her son’s patronages remain intact. pic.twitter.com/kQvBqrBlA4
— Peter Hunt (@_PeterHunt) February 19, 2021
Prince Andrew was “distanced” from his connections due to something sleazy and hardly a word was said – Prince Harry decides to work for a living and you’d think he’d committed treason
— Jane Gilbert (@msjanebond007) February 19, 2021