Page Six: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Reportedly Plan to Attend Princess Beatrice’s Royal Wedding in May
Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle have been rumored to have intentions of attending Princess Beatrice's wedding. However, other sources report that they could snub the event after allegedly taking a dig at the Princess.
Princess Beatrice's marriage to multi-millionaire real estate magnate Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi is set to hold later this year, on Friday, May 29, at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace. The event will be followed by a reception in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are currently residing in Canada, building a new life with their son, Archie, have reportedly marked the date, May 29, and will be returning to London for the big event.
The now-non-royal couple has been speculated not to have intentions of participating in Beatrice's special day. They had earlier called out Princess Beatrice in a recent statement for being allowed to hold jobs, talking about how other royals make money outside the monarchy.
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
Royal watchers repeatedly said it's possible that they shun the wedding. In light of the speculations, the Daily Telegraph wrote on the issue,
"Of course Harry and Meghan will be invited [to Beatrice's wedding], but it is up to them whether or not they choose to attend."
The Princesses, daughters of the Queen's second son Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, are not currently referred to as senior working royals, as they do not execute duties full time on behalf of the Queen.
Instead, the sisters, who are ninth and tenth in line to the throne, both have other jobs. The Sussex Royal website defined the terms of the Sussexes exit from their royal duties, stating that their revised roles would undergo a 12-month review and that they remain valued members of her majesty's family.
Adding that the Duke and Duchess would continue to be privately funded by the royal family, but would have the liberty to earn their income.
Amidst the ongoing struggle, in her family, the 93-year-old Queen was observed to be tired en route to a church service at Windsor, just days after Harry and Meghan were forced to drop their "royal" title.
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“Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and thanking you for your continued support! We’ve loved meeting so many of you from around the world and can’t wait to meet many more of you next year. We hope 2020 brings each of you health and continued happiness.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Special thanks to Chris Martin and @Coldplay for allowing us to use one of their songs Photo and video © SussexRoyal Thanks to PA for additional images and footage
Despite the commotion in the monarchy, the Duke and Duchess have since moved on to creating a good life outside royalty, also showing that there is no reason why such small matters should stop them from attending the Princess' wedding.