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Daily Mail: Queen Invites Harry & Meghan to Her Platinum Jubilee Amid Royal Controversy

Joe Akins
Jun 28, 2021
06:20 P.M.
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Royal fans are in for a delightful surprise ahead of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations slated for all of 2022, as she has extended invites to Prince Harry and Meghan amid rising tensions in the Royal family.

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For months on end, the tabloids have been set abuzz with news about the British royal family and the perceived discord that allegedly troubles them. This is especially true for Meghan Markle since her marriage to Prince Harry in 2018.

However, the family has once again found itself in the news, and this time, it is for positive news. The Queen herself recently made a show of rapport with her grandson and his wife with a special invitation.

Queen Elizabeth at The Royal Windsor Horse Show at Windsor In May 18, 2002. | Photo: Getty Images

According to reports, the monarch extended an invitation to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, asking them to join the Royal Family in London next summer for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

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The couple has already reportedly made plans to attend one of the events that will make up part of the jubilee festivities, Trooping the Colour, the Queen's official birthday parade, which will take place over four days next June. Sources say to Daily Mail:

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been invited and I'm sure the Queen is very much looking forward to seeing them there."

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry pictured departing Canada House, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images

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Members of the Royal Family typically attend Trooping the Colour by traveling in horse-drawn carriages before they appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony for a Red Arrows flypast.

This news of the Queen's invitation undoubtedly meets surprised ears as reports of turmoil in the family have been publicized. Even more surprising is the recent report of one of the Queen's Buckingham Palace portraits.

Still, there are questions on whether Meghan and Harry will get to appear in some key parts of the celebrations.

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Earlier in June, the Queen held the first in-person meeting since the COVID-19 lockdown measures were put in place with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. This meeting which was held at Buckingham Palace had a delightfully surprising revelation.

The monarch spoke with the Prime Minister with a framed photo of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex barely visible on a side table in the background. The sweet snap looked like a rarely spotted shot from their 2017 engagement photoshoot.

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The rare picture featured Harry with his arm around Meghan's waist while she rested her hand on his chest. Meghan was dressed in a stunning pale blue dress, while Harry wore a blue suit, white shirt, and blue tie.

With this sighting, royal fans have eagerly welcomed the news of Meghan and Harry's impending attendance at the Platinum Jubilee. Still, there are questions on whether Meghan and Harry will get to appear in some key parts of the celebrations.

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According to the rules of the Buckingham Palace balcony appearance, the Susexxes might not appear in the balcony moment as the Royal aides may seek to limit numbers taking part to working Royals only.

Some of the most unforgettable jubilee celebrations in the past have featured two balcony appearances, with the second being done every jubilee year to mark the finale of the celebrations.

This news of the preparations came long after it was reported that Queen Elizabeth will be snubbing Harry by not having the intention to attend the unveiling of the new Princess Diana statue at Kensington Palace next week.

Various members of the royal family watch the flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour on June 9, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

However, the family has explained that while Prince Harry will fly in from California for the occasion, the Queen will be concluding her trip to Scotland, a program set to promote the country's innovation and culture.

The unveiling is set to occur on Thursday, July 1, while the Platinum Jubilee celebrations are set to occur throughout next year, with the centerpiece being an extended bank holiday weekend from Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5. Royals fans have much to look forward to.

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